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19 Jun 2012 16:43

Red Rick wrote:Masters in what?
Spanish?::-) :


Lololol. :) No, European Law.
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19 Jun 2012 17:38

I am a school student and I am just completing my first lot of exams.
Generally my school is very competitive and so it is really a good motivation for working hard, but it is really hard to keep on top of everything.

I have had 25 Exams in the past 2 weeks and next year there is more and the next and the next year as well.

Also its an only boys school but teachers are generally friendly and rules arent that harsh. Though our playground is a concrete slab we have been trying to move for years but London is so crowded it is difficult to. We play some sport but out Sports department is pathetic basically consists of an Australian and a Scotsman who are both dropouts and cant play most sports for their life. We do play football and cricket, badmintion, Table tennis, running and basketball against other schools. Luckily we now have an indian teacher who has taken over cricket so we are now getting some proper games in.
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19 Jun 2012 18:43

I'm gonna study Biomedical Sciences, so all diseases will be gone in 10 years or they will fly up the Alp in less than half an hour because of me:D:D
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19 Jun 2012 18:45

Red Rick wrote:I'm gonna study Biomedical Sciences, so all diseases will be gone in 10 years or they will fly up the Alp in less than half an hour because of me:D:D


Ha brilliant:D
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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19 Jun 2012 18:55

Swifty's Cakes wrote:I'm a Company Director.
Its a very small company and I'm also the only employee, but it works better for tax to be a director.


Do you 'watch' people's cars for them, for a fiver?
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19 Jun 2012 19:15

He is obviously making cakes.
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19 Jun 2012 19:55

DominicDecoco wrote:He is obviously making cakes.


Or swiftly takes/eats them. :D
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19 Jun 2012 20:09

Froome19 wrote:I have had 25 Exams in the past 2 weeks and next year there is more and the next and the next year as well.


Holy ****! :eek: How's that even possible?
Supposing you didn't have any exams on Weekends that's only ten days for 25 exams! You'd have to have at least two per day! [SIZE="3"]How do you even...?[/SIZE]
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19 Jun 2012 20:13

They're GCSEs, which are designed so that even idiots get A*, so I wouldn't be impressed if someone could sit two at once.
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19 Jun 2012 20:21

Hardly 'exams' then..?
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19 Jun 2012 21:21

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:They're GCSEs, which are designed so that even idiots get A*, so I wouldn't be impressed if someone could sit two at once.


Precisely.
It isnt exactly over the 2 weeks though as I did in fact do a couple back in May.
Sad thing is I still have to do around another 30 of these stupid GCSE exams....

Though Waterloo the grade boundaries are based so that only the top students will get A*, so no idiots
Though I have got A* in all of the ones I have got back so far.
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19 Jun 2012 21:40

even A levels people usually get at least 1 day where they sit 2 maybe even 3 exams and thats miles harder than gcse's.

DominicDecoco wrote:Hardly 'exams' then..?


At the end of the day they dont really matter unless you really fail.

To put it in perspective, the first question of a language listening exam will be "what is the cats name" (in english) . The examiner will press the play on the tape at which point a native speaker will say in the target language -
tttttttthhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeee -----------(long pause) caaaaaaaaaatssss ---------naaaaammmmmmeeeeee ------- iiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssss ------- fffffffeeeeeeeeeeeellllliiiiiixxxxxx.

The tape will then repeat the answer in case you misssed it the first time:cool:
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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20 Jun 2012 01:20

airstream wrote:i'm a student, a future programmer


bah, dislike programming.
I had to do a couple programming units during my course and fair to say had a lot of headaches. I did enjoy it at times, especially advanced web development.

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how old are you?

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Anyway I am..

a) a student; In two weeks I begin my final semester of University (just 3 units left) :cool: I am doing my bachelor degree of Information Technology and my Major is Networking. I should be finished in october (providing I passed the exams I just recently completed, which I am confident I did), at this point I hope to seek employement in the IT field.

b) currently working part time for a logistics company. We basically ship freight accross Australia via Trucks (I am in admin, therefore mainly provide quotes, booking and general office work. I also help out when there are IT related problems); mostly boats, caravans, trucks, cars. It is not a bad gig actually.
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20 Jun 2012 02:21

I am reading books in the art of male striping so in short i am studying to be a male strip dancer :D
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20 Jun 2012 06:50

Has anyone done the IB on here? If so can you pls explain the pros and cons.

In NSW we have a good program ( the HSC ) but some schools are offering IB ( including mine ) and therefore i am placed in a conundrum. Both of these are my courses before University.

The HSC is 10- 13 units. My strengths lie in humanities. If i do the HSC i can do ancient/ modern and probably even extension ( 5 units ). Then i can do high level english, business studies and possibly economics. I would also do geography. I could also consider PRS ( Philosophy and religious studies ), Legal studies and general maths, or skip them all.

If i do the IB i have to broaden my scope. You have to do 3 Standard level and 3 High level. However i would have to do maths and a language ( beginners' Italian )- which i might not be confident in.

My 3 high ones would be Geo, History and English ( probably ). I would at standard level probably do Italian ( which would be earlier than all of my other exams thanks to Europe ), Maths 9 which is apparently hard- even at Standard level ) and a science ( either Biography or sports science ). You then also have to do a compulsory course called ( TOK ) which is Theory of Knowledge- which looks at how knowledge has been accumulated.
The disadvantage of IB is also you have to do a lot of work out of school. However it is well recognised overseas, though the HSC is as well.

Thx.
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20 Jun 2012 11:55

greenedge wrote:Has anyone done the IB on here? If so can you pls explain the pros and cons.

In NSW we have a good program ( the HSC ) but some schools are offering IB ( including mine ) and therefore i am placed in a conundrum. Both of these are my courses before University.

The HSC is 10- 13 units. My strengths lie in humanities. If i do the HSC i can do ancient/ modern and probably even extension ( 5 units ). Then i can do high level english, business studies and possibly economics. I would also do geography. I could also consider PRS ( Philosophy and religious studies ), Legal studies and general maths, or skip them all.

If i do the IB i have to broaden my scope. You have to do 3 Standard level and 3 High level. However i would have to do maths and a language ( beginners' Italian )- which i might not be confident in.

My 3 high ones would be Geo, History and English ( probably ). I would at standard level probably do Italian ( which would be earlier than all of my other exams thanks to Europe ), Maths 9 which is apparently hard- even at Standard level ) and a science ( either Biography or sports science ). You then also have to do a compulsory course called ( TOK ) which is Theory of Knowledge- which looks at how knowledge has been accumulated.
The disadvantage of IB is also you have to do a lot of work out of school. However it is well recognised overseas, though the HSC is as well.

Thx.

I am pretty sure IB is standard across all Schools in Australia. I think that many of the possibilities that IB brings can still be done through your classic HSC to University to Overseas progression so it depends on what you want to do. Many schools only offer it to their top couple of students anyway so it can be quite hard to get into. I am not 100% sure on this, as I am long gone from the High School education system, but good luck to you.

Timmy-loves-Rabo wrote:Anyway I am..

a) a student; In two weeks I begin my final semester of University (just 3 units left) :cool: I am doing my bachelor degree of Information Technology and my Major is Networking. I should be finished in october (providing I passed the exams I just recently completed, which I am confident I did), at this point I hope to seek employement in the IT field.

You shouldn't have much trouble with finding employment in IT Timmy, as it is one of the few growing industries in Australia.
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20 Jun 2012 11:55

I do research into several topics including tropical dieases and doping...
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20 Jun 2012 12:05

Completed Science Degree, doing some other little courses this year, probably doing a Masters in Law. Hopefully continue to do something in Law after that, then go into Politics (preferably State), lose a lot of friends as a result of that, then get kicked out of Politics, retire with a fat pension paid for by the Government, be sent off to a nursing home and finally croak it!

That's the plan at least! ;)
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20 Jun 2012 12:08

auscyclefan94 wrote:I am pretty sure IB is standard across all Schools in Australia. I think that many of the possibilities that IB brings can still be done through your classic HSC to University to Overseas progression so it depends on what you want to do. Many schools only offer it to their top couple of students anyway so it can be quite hard to get into. I am not 100% sure on this, as I am long gone from the High School education system, but good luck to you.


You shouldn't have much trouble with finding employment in IT Timmy, as it is one of the few growing industries in Australia.


Mining:D
Thx ACF, for the wish. In Sydney or NSW only 13 secondary/ high schools do it ( i could not remember ). I am definitely not a top student but at our school they are encouraging the middle students to do it as as the average for our school ( IB result- 34, would translate into an ATAR of 92% ), which is quite sweet. You are right that the HSC is a good program and offers overseas options- thx.

ACF- do you live in Melbourne?
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20 Jun 2012 12:10

Timmy-loves-Rabo wrote:bah, dislike programming.
I had to do a couple programming units during my course and fair to say had a lot of headaches. I did enjoy it at times, especially advanced web development.


Lol. Programming. At least you can say you dislike it. I can only say that I'm barely able to turn on my pc.

how old are you?


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