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Exam Results

Posted November 26th, 2013 by

Now, all of my exams have been marked. I always manage to mess something up in year 10 maths; 54/55 for tech-free, 60/60 for tech-access. Oh well.

To recap, my exam results for this semester were:

English: 8/10, 9/10 = EX
History: 10/10, 10/10, OS = OS
Mathematics (Year 10): 54/55 (OS), 60/60 (OS)
Science: 100%, 100%, 80% = 100/103 (OS)
Mathematical Methods: 79/80 (OS), 64/70 (OS)

Not too bad. Could’ve been better though. My grade summary says I have an EX average for both semesters. I see that my grades in PE let me down both times. Whatever… I can live with that.

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Poetry – Jonathan Doe

Posted November 22nd, 2013 by

This is some poetry I wrote in English class… Jonathan Doe is not a real person (apologies to anyone really called Jonathan Doe). All of these are fictional and do not portray any real events or people.

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Exams Conclude

Posted November 22nd, 2013 by

So today, two hours of maths exams, comes the conclusion of semester two exams. Pretty good run, I’m satisfied with my marks so far. Science was marked quickly, 100% for chemistry, 100% for electricity/magnetism and 80% for microbes. Luckily microbes is only worth 15% of the exam mark. 100/103 isn’t bad. It just reinforces the fact that I like physics and chemistry, but not biology.

History was good too, 10/10 for section A, 10/10 for section B and OS for section C. Funny how my best mark for history class coincides with the time my writing to me, seems lowest quality.

English wasn’t bad (just not as good as usual); it wasn’t OS… Damn. Oh well, that wasn’t exactly my best writing, and it’s difficult to get OS since 9/10 already moves you down to EX. I dislike marks out of 10. Too hard to get a good worded (ordinal? not quite…) grade.

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More Exams

Posted November 21st, 2013 by

Another day of examinations took place today, with a two hour English exam and a ninety minute history exam. They weren’t especially hard, so I should be okay with those. Remarkably, the first section (of three) has already been marked. Mr Imam really marks things quickly. 10/10… Hopefully the other sections will be the same.

Tomorrow is my final day of exams… Year 10 Maths. Should be pretty simple; I’ll just have to remember the different triangle centres and stuff about statistics.

  • Incentre – the intersection of the angle bisectors; the centre of the inscribed circle
  • Circumcentre – the intersection of the perpendicular bisectors; the centre of the circumscribed circle
  • Median – line joining a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side
  • Centroid – intersection of the medians
  • Altitude – line through a vertex, perpendicular to the opposite side
  • Orthocentre – intersection of the altitudes

How am I supposed to remember this?

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Exams Continue

Posted November 20th, 2013 by

It appears that I have maintained OS for Maths Methods tech-free and tech-access this semester. As I’d hoped.

After one hundred minutes of science examination comes the conclusion of today’s exams. It wasn’t too hard, although there were some parts I probably made stupid mistakes on. Plus, there was a bit about electromagnetic induction which we didn’t learn about in class (luckily I already knew it).

Interestingly (or perhaps uninterestingly), the exam is out of 103, so 94 marks should be sufficient for an OS outcome. I should be able to get more than this… There were some pretty odd questions, though.

On another note, an email received yesterday informed me that my application for the University of Melbourne Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars program was successful. Of course, this was an email from the university itself, not from my school, who has yet to inform me.

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