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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Protege-of-Thrawn, Jun 9, 2002.

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  1. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't know about the last 30 minutes rule for the GAT...I wasn't allowed to leave in the last 5 minutes for the Physics exam, it could be the same for the GAT.
     
  2. _Holocron_

    _Holocron_ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Might just be for the 'serious' exams then...

    If I ever had to so something like that again I'd be tempted to walk out of it with 31 mins to go even if I hadn't finished.

    hawk, what happened at the pub? was my dancing too much? 8-}
     
  3. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nah, I was busy preparing for my Methods SAC tomorrow. It's like an exam, but it's not. Fun, eh? [face_plain]
     
  4. _Holocron_

    _Holocron_ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That maths methods?

    you're gonna have to enlighten me - what's SAC stand for? Seriously Amusing CAT? Satanic Assessment Task?
    It's been a while since I had to do one...


     
  5. the_jedi_princess

    the_jedi_princess Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I have today off due to the fact its report writing day, so I went and bought the ATOC soundtrack, and am listening to it as I write! :D

    Start semester 2 on Monday, so then the work begins all over again. :_|

    Oh mighty one, why do you torture us so...
     
  6. Rogue_Product

    Rogue_Product Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 12, 2002
    Glad to see the Generally Annoying Test was completed effectively throughout the state... did anyone feel they actually failed???
    Why is it that we must endure 3 hours of that ***** when in reality it counts towards nothing. Personally I feel it ruined a whole week of severe bludging and was not to my taste AT ALL.

    Next year the GAT should be confined to either:
    - A naked lap of the school oval on a cold morning
    OR
    - A beer drinking contest
    OR
    - A bikini contest
    any other suggestions
     
  7. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Maths Methods, yes. And it was damn easy, too. I knew there was a reason I do Specialist Maths. ;)


    BTW, SAC stands for School Assessed Coursework. It replaced the CATs as the internal assessment. The idea was to replace those massive projects which people spent dozens of sleepless nights working on with predominantly exam-style tests which people spend dozens of sleepless nights studying for. :p
     
  8. Jedi_Master_Damir

    Jedi_Master_Damir Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jan 19, 2002
    Well, I had my first ever VCE exam. Maths general, Im in Yr 10 still but i do maths general. If all are going to be this easy, bring them on ;)
     
  9. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That doesn't count. :p Unless it was designed by VCAA, which Unit 1/2 exams generally aren't, then you don't have anything to be worried about. :)
     
  10. Protege-of-Thrawn

    Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, its all good in the land of VCE by the sounds of it!

    Time to investigate Schrodinger's Atomic model, the fun never stops as I begin Unit 4 Chem, Biology, Lit and even English...

    sigh...
     
  11. the_jedi_princess

    the_jedi_princess Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 26, 2002
    Started Unit 4 today. Seems that this term is going to be easy. Then again, I did do two terms in one last time around. ;)
     
  12. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh yes, this unit I can look forward to:

    Motion and Theories of Light and Matter
    Freedom of the City
    Human Resource Management
    Far too much maths

    Yay me! [face_plain]





    :p

    I'm gonna throw the biggest damn party when this semester's over...or at least I'm gonna attend a fair few. ;)
     
  13. JEDIPAULAW

    JEDIPAULAW Jedi Knight star 5

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    Dec 7, 2000
    Good luck guys :)

    Just wait till uni ;)

    Then the party begins :p

     
  14. darth_brutus

    darth_brutus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 25, 2002
    So, when do the GAT results come out?
     
  15. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Unfortunately, you won't receive your GAT results until December 16, along with your final VCE results. Mid-year results come out August 12, I believe.
     
  16. darth_brutus

    darth_brutus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    OK, someone said GAT marks were released about then, they must have meant normal marks. Thanks ;)
     
  17. Protege-of-Thrawn

    Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So tell me my Victorian peeps, comrades in Huggard's Heros, how is VCE treating thee?

    Tell me, who else does Biology 3&4?

    Of those who do, who'd agree it is the easiest of all the subjects that get marked up by so far, it makes Psychology students cry?

     
  18. the_jedi_princess

    the_jedi_princess Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm not crying.

    I just learnt today that Literature gets marked up big time. As do langauge classes. I did not know this, and I do Lit! On top of English too.
     
  19. darth_brutus

    darth_brutus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 25, 2002
    Where can you find out how all the subjects are scaled?
     
  20. the_jedi_princess

    the_jedi_princess Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 26, 2002
    I found out from my English teacher. There may be something on the VCAA site, but I haven't found it yet.
     
  21. laifir

    laifir Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Apr 9, 2002
    At this time there is but one thing for me to say.
    Ha Ha! I do not have to do exams! Well, not yet. Please tell me they aren't as horrible as they're made out to be. They can't really be that bad, can they?
     
  22. Rogue_Product

    Rogue_Product Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 12, 2002
    Laifir: Don't stress

    This is the NEW VCE in which - depending on your subjects - you actually do very little. As a humanities.... academic (hey, it sounds better than dropkick) I do practically no work other than preparing for SACs and Exam studies (btw I had no mid-years either). It makes for a better year in which you can focus more on your social life than ever before!

    Exams are only as hard as you make them. Effective study is the key such that you may study less than your counterparts and learn more... figure out how to do this now.

    For anyone who feels my study plan is flawed, please feel free to do so, but I did get a 50 for IPM 3+4 when doing it in yr 11, so it worked for me.
     
  23. darth_brutus

    darth_brutus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 25, 2002
    The time is fast approaching.....

    :(
     
  24. Rogue_Product

    Rogue_Product Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hmmm, yes, and all too fast my dear Brutus! Damn this VCE. Damn the fact that I have to finish on practically the last day of exams (21st Nov - Politics) and damn the fact that we only have a handful of days in which to make the final preparations for English... Bloody language analysis...
     
  25. darth_brutus

    darth_brutus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm actually a mere year 11 student, but I do do History Rev. ;)


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