Posted January 30th, 2015 by Jason N
So today marks the first real day of year 12 for me, and it’s been good so far… That might just be because I only have three classes today though; Tuesday is going to be a busy day – seven periods of class immediately followed by 1.5 hours of string ensemble – at least I don’t have weird gaps in the day. Luckily on Wednesday I only have two classes and can then go home.
This year I’ve got five subjects: English, Algorithmics, Phyiscs, Chemistry and Specialist Maths. I have pretty good teachers for those subjects, so that’s good for me. It should hopefully be a good year.
While doing five subjects means I have free periods (or ‘study’ periods, as they call it), I only have one of them where I’ll actually be at school, since the others are placed nicely so I don’t have to show up. Incidentally, that one study period I have is the one I’m using to write this. Maybe this means I’ll write a post every week? No, I don’t think it does, but perhaps a little more frequently than just once or twice per month.
That’s all for now. More blogging to come at a later date.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: algorithmics, chemistry, english, physics, specialist maths, study periods, year 12
Posted June 2nd, 2014 by Jason N
So today I had my last exam: Information Technology. It was pretty easy, just a matter of regurgitating information from the textbook. So far all of my exam results have been OS, so I’ve been pretty satisfied. The only thing remaining before normal classes resume is the practice GAT on Wednesday; a two hour waste of my life to prepare for a three hour waste of my life the following Wednesday. Oh well, if it helps increase my grades, then maybe it isn’t a waste of my life.
So my preliminary grades for this semester (I won’t know my actual grades until the start of term 3) seem to be:
Chemistry – OS OS OS
Physics – OS OS OS
English – OS OS EX
Information Technology – OS OS OS
Maths General Advanced – OS OS EX
I’m pretty happy with that; no P.E. grades to bring me down this time. Hopefully my grades won’t change for the worse – my Chemistry and Information Technology exams still haven’t been marked yet.
That’s all for now. More blogging to come at a later date.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: chemistry, english, exams, general maths advanced, IT, physics
Posted May 28th, 2014 by Jason N
On Monday, I had my English Unit 1 exam. It went pretty well, I think, 6 pages of Language Analysis. It was a pretty interesting issue, actually, and the author of the article was impeccably sarcastic and cynical. Today, I had a Chemistry exam, which was pretty easy, actually… And it’s out of a possible 84 marks, which means you can lose up to 7 marks and still receive and ‘Outstanding’ grade.
Also today was part two of the Mathematical Methods Unit 3&4 application task. It was probably the easiest application task I’ve ever done, and as far as I could tell, there were no mistakes in it at all. I thought it was a very well written task, so I thank the teacher(s) who created it.
Hopefully I’ll have my marks for all of the SACs and exams that I’ve done some time soon. Onwards to GMA tomorrow.
That’s all for now. More blogging to come.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: chemistry, english, exams, maths methods
Posted May 25th, 2014 by Jason N
So tomorrow will mark the start of my Unit 1 exams…
The first one is English, and luckily the only exam I have on Monday. Hopefully I’ll be able to think of things to write for it. My second exam takes place on Wednesday, and is Chemistry, and I think I’m reasonably prepared for that. Also on Wednesday is Application Task Part 2 for Mathematical Methods 3&4. That, I’m a little more worried about, since last year’s one was so easy, they’ll probably make it really hard (or write it really badly, there’s hardly any difference to me).
On Thursday I have both exams for General Maths Advanced; three hours of examination… That should go okay I guess, I didn’t have a problem with the past two years’ exams. Also on Thursday is the Victorian School Music Festival, which means I’ll be out at Federation Square from 6:30pm and won’t be back until around 11:15pm. That doesn’t leave much time to sleep before my Physics exam 8:30am on Friday… Oh well, Physics is easy anyway.
The following Monday, I have an IT exam… I assume that I know everything that I need to for that exam, but I’ll have to brush up on my excel formula syntax.
That sums up the week and a bit ahead that makes up my exams. More blogging to come during the week.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: application tasks, chemistry, english, exams, general maths advanced, IT, maths methods, physics
Posted March 3rd, 2014 by Jason N
It’s been a month since my last post, and in that time, I’ve had a GMA test, a (nuclear) physics test, a (periodic table and atomic theory) chemistry test, a maths methods quiz, and an English essay written. All went reasonably well, so I’m pleased with that.
The English essay was about On the Waterfront, one of the texts my sister studied in year 12. Being able to read her essays was a neat advantage. My English teacher this year doesn’t seem to go into the texts with as much detail as I’d like… Luckily my previous teacher has a nice Wikispace with some pretty useful stuff.
I’ve been doing a bit more driving lately, having logged over eight hours in the six weeks after obtaining my permit. Hopefully this means I’ll be able to get my Ps by the time I turn eighteen.
Okay, that’s all… More blogging to come at a later date.Comments: none yet | Filed under: life, school | Tagged: chemistry, driving, english, general maths advanced, maths, maths methods, on the waterfront, physics, school