Posted December 15th, 2014 by Jason N
So today, unit 3 & 4 subject results came out, and it appears I got a 46 for Mathematical Methods (CAS). That’s pretty good, although to be honest, I was expecting slightly higher – maybe my working out for the exams wasn’t stringent enough – who knows.
On another note, I’ve finally had to return that trophy I got for the Chang Maths Award to the school (who should really consider cleaning it). I wonder who’s going to win it this year. It looks like I’m getting a couple of awards this Presentation Night, although I’m not really sure what ‘Special Academic Award’ means – hopefully something good.
Also, being a Music Captain is pretty fun. We had a meeting with all the music leaders last Thursday, and that went pretty well. Hopefully 2015 will be a good year in the music department.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: chang maths award, maths methods, music captain, presentation night
Posted November 6th, 2014 by Jason N
And so concludes my 2014 unit 3 & 4 VCE exams. Exam 2 was reasonably easy, although I probably made some stupid mistakes – I most likely got something around 78/80, but we’ll see eventually.
There wasn’t anything particularly difficult in this exam. I thought it was easier than last year’s exam 2, but some of the multiple choice needed a bit of thinking. This did have some different questions that hadn’t been seen in an exam for a while, and Tasmania Jones’s question was rather lack-luster in my opinion – he didn’t even have to escape a vat of acid or anything, all he did was observe an ice-block for 21 years.
But that’s the exam, and now all my assessment for Mathematical Methods is complete. All I have to deal with now is a bunch of unit 1 & 2 exams. Shouldn’t be too hard, except maybe the GMA exam which will no doubt be more difficult than the exam I just did today.
That’s all for now, more blogging to come at a later date.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: exams, maths methods
Posted November 5th, 2014 by Jason N
So I have now completed the 2014 Mathematical Methods (CAS) Exam 1 paper. It wasn’t too hard, although I made a stupid mistake on the very last part of the last question – I forgot to subtract 8 from my answer, which means I wrote 25 instead of 17. Oh well, it’s just one mark, and 39/40 is still pretty good.
Tomorrow I have Exam 2, which means I won’t be making any arithmetic errors – having a calculator makes that a lot easier.
We’ll see how it goes. Let’s hope 50 raw is still a possibility (even if it’s a small one)Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: exams, maths methods
Posted November 4th, 2014 by Jason N
So tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday, I’ll be sitting Mathematical Methods (CAS) Exam 1 and Exam 2 respectively – and so will a whole lot of people across the state of Victoria. Today, being Melbourne Cup day, is a public holiday, so I’m able to stay home and presumably do lots more practice exams in preparation for tomorrow.
At least VCAA exams should be a piece of cake compared to the likes of Kilbaha. We’ll see how it goes I suppose.
Oh, and I haven’t yet mentioned that I’m 2015 GWSC Music Captain – or Co-Music Captain, since there are two of us. I wonder if this will be motivation for me to actually put something in the currently empty Music section of this website… Maybe someday soon.
That’s all for now. I’m still writing the next couple of web development tutorials, but as you can imagine, I’m kind of busy at the moment. More blogging to come at a later date.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: exams, maths methods, music captain
Posted October 9th, 2014 by Jason N
So I haven’t written anything for quite a while, but I will get around to the next part of the web development tutorial eventually. At the moment, however, there’s a lot of stuff going on at school, as well as preparation for 3 & 4 exams. Probability is still the worst part of Maths Methods, but all in all, most practice exams have been reasonably easy (although some of them have some mistakes, which hopefully won’t be the case for the real exams).
I also have a school captain election and the Glenny’s Got Talent competition to deal with (i.e. a lot of clashes), so this term’s going to be a little hectic. Happily, it’s the last one of the year.
That’s all for now. More blogging (and tutorials) to come at a later date.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: glenny's got talent, maths methods, school captain