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Moving Host and Methods SAC

Posted May 14th, 2014 by

So a few days ago, I decided to purchase some proper hosting (ie. paid hosting). The website is now hosted in Sydney, meaning it loads nice as fast for me, and no longer has the weird limitations of the old free host. Ah, the joys of pages loading in an instant…

Today I had my second Mathematical Methods 3&4 SAC; this one on circular functions. It’s going to be worth twice as much as the first one (on which I got 100%). Unfortunately, it was extremely difficult, so full marks are probably out of reach this time around. I don’t like application tasks; they’re invariably poorly written with many mistakes and inconsistencies. They try to apply mathematical concepts to model so-called ‘real-life’ situations, but do so in a ridiculously unrealistic way.

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More School and More Driving

Posted March 3rd, 2014 by

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.

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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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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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