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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #90 on: December 14, 2016, 10:36:09 pm »
Not to barge in and assume what you're friend is like, but it may be that your friend just doesn't know about how you're feeling. I wouldn't call it a lack of empathy (because that's a bit harsh). But perhaps, yes she's being a little inconsiderate, but only innocently from what I'm hearing. If you want your friend to know how you're feeling, I'd make it known that while it's exciting so-and-so is getting 44 SS, you'd like it if she didn't mention it because it makes you feel bad and that perhaps the timing is a little off to be celebrating someone else's achievements.

But yes, motivated99, you can do it! I'd quickly come up with a study plan and revise what worked and what didn't. Be proactive and do the best you can! Disappointment is only a part of a long learning process - the reality is, not all of us can get a 40+. To me, disappointment isn't such a bad thing - it's a reminder that things are going as they should. You've identified that you could do better, which means that the only thing left for you to do next is to execute, and to resist the temptation to withdraw into self-hatred and doubt.

Disappointment isn't a sign that things have gone wrong. Failures and anxieties over an uncertain future - they're all part of everyone's biography, so you needn't feel so alone about it. It's a sign that you can assess your own situation independently and that you are quite aware of your own failings, your doubts and fears, which is in itself something to be treasured, because it helps us understand the suffering and pain we might encounter along the way beyond VCE.

Keep your head up, and you'll do wonderfully :)

yeah I agree, the timing is definitely off and it's obvious too. if she knows I didn't get 40+, she should be telling me that our other friend got 43 for bio because that's just putting me down you know. and omg when I said that my parents were happy with my ss, she literally said "oh what really?" like she was really surprised and that just made me overthink whether getting below 40 means I didn't do well which is ridiculous because it doesn't matter what she thinks but when results were only released 2 days ago, it's easy for your mind to change which sucks.

and wow thank you so much for your kind words !! really made me change my perspective on being disappointed with my result. what you said is totally true and is making me feel better about this situation. all the best

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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #91 on: December 14, 2016, 11:11:05 pm »
yeah I agree, the timing is definitely off and it's obvious too. if she knows I didn't get 40+, she should be telling me that our other friend got 43 for bio because that's just putting me down you know. and omg when I said that my parents were happy with my ss, she literally said "oh what really?" like she was really surprised and that just made me overthink whether getting below 40 means I didn't do well which is ridiculous because it doesn't matter what she thinks but when results were only released 2 days ago, it's easy for your mind to change which sucks.

and wow thank you so much for your kind words !! really made me change my perspective on being disappointed with my result. what you said is totally true and is making me feel better about this situation. all the best

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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #92 on: December 16, 2016, 04:34:37 pm »
Can't believe it! I am so proud of myself!

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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #93 on: December 16, 2016, 08:21:30 pm »
Fake post
Only 1 student got a 48 in Latin in the state and they didn't get 48 in spesh

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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #94 on: December 16, 2016, 08:34:57 pm »
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Only 1 student got a 48 in Latin in the state and they didn't get 48 in spesh


Ive always wondered tho what happens if people select to have their results private? Do the results get published somewhere but the person remains anonymous?
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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #95 on: December 16, 2016, 08:50:04 pm »

Ive always wondered tho what happens if people select to have their results private? Do the results get published somewhere but the person remains anonymous?
If you look here http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/high40plus/2016/Studies40plus2016.pdf it says how many people chose to not publish their results for a given study score (in each subject).
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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #96 on: December 16, 2016, 09:03:06 pm »
Always gotta laugh at people with zero prior posts/interaction that come on here just to post their results.
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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #97 on: December 16, 2016, 09:09:52 pm »
Always gotta laugh at people with zero prior posts/interaction that come on here just to post their results.

There was very little of that this year compared to previous years  :P
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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #98 on: December 16, 2016, 09:37:28 pm »
If you look here http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/high40plus/2016/Studies40plus2016.pdf it says how many people chose to not publish their results for a given study score (in each subject).

Ah thats cool! Thanks
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How did you go??
« Reply #99 on: December 19, 2016, 03:56:55 am »
hi, im in year 11 this year and I completed biology as my 3/4. I received a study score of 36 which will scale to 37. I was happy when I received it but now I'm not sure how I feel about it :/ looking at the herald sun is making me feel shit because I can see the names of people from my school and ugh. plus, my friend keeps telling me who got 40+ when I dont really care to know right now. Idk. I know I could've done better because I completed 40+ practice papers so I feel disheartened. can someone please make me feel better because I feel so overwhelmed right now

OMG motivated99, I feel the exact same way! I'm in year 11 & got raw 37 for biology, and guess what I was aiming for at the start of the year? Raw 44!
And then the herald sun comes out - my friend who did THREE 3/4 subjects in year 11 this year, gets 40+ in all her subjects, and DUX of two of them!! And I was feeling good about my score until then. I guess all we can do is move forward and work really hard to do well next year!
Just know that you're not the only one who's feeling this way!
Side note - I probably should NOT have read the herald sun, it's not doing much to help me :/
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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #100 on: December 21, 2016, 02:42:33 pm »
OMG motivated99, I feel the exact same way! I'm in year 11 & got raw 37 for biology, and guess what I was aiming for at the start of the year? Raw 44!
And then the herald sun comes out - my friend who did THREE 3/4 subjects in year 11 this year, gets 40+ in all her subjects, and DUX of two of them!! And I was feeling good about my score until then. I guess all we can do is move forward and work really hard to do well next year!
Just know that you're not the only one who's feeling this way!
Side note - I probably should NOT have read the herald sun, it's not doing much to help me :/
Your year 11 mark for a 3/4 isn't the be all and end all. Sometimes the subject is one that you're not as strong in, or you underestimated the competitiveness. The bell curve doesn't help either, with only 8-9% getting 40+, making marks seem less impressive than they are. Also, sometimes it's good to not do too well in year 11- doing too well can make you underestimate the work you need to put in the next year and overall not do as well.
In year 11 I got 37 in Biology, I was hoping for a 40+ as were my parents, but I used it to give me motivation to work harder and not underestimate the difficulty of vce, and got 97.9 this year, with 42 in methods, chemistry and physics, and 38 in spesh (raw for all, and had a tough lit exam)
Just use it to work harder!  :)
Tldr: be proud of your score and use it as motivation :P
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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #101 on: December 21, 2016, 03:03:58 pm »

Your year 11 mark for a 3/4 isn't the be all and end all. Sometimes the subject is one that you're not as strong in, or you underestimated the competitiveness. The bell curve doesn't help either, with only 8-9% getting 40+, making marks seem less impressive than they are. Also, sometimes it's good to not do too well in year 11- doing too well can make you underestimate the work you need to put in the next year and overall not do as well.
In year 11 I got 37 in Biology, I was hoping for a 40+ as were my parents, but I used it to give me motivation to work harder and not underestimate the difficulty of vce, and got 97.9 this year, with 42 in methods, chemistry and physics, and 38 in spesh (raw for all, and had a tough lit exam)
Just use it to work harder!  :)
Tldr: be proud of your score and use it as motivation :P

Wow! Thank you so much for this! This has given me heaps of motivation!
Also, well done! That ATAR is amazing!
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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #102 on: December 21, 2016, 06:46:21 pm »
Wow! Thank you so much for this! This has given me heaps of motivation!
Also, well done! That ATAR is amazing!
No worries  ;)
Also keep in mind you often only hear the good results. Keep your marks in perspective and be proud of your results! Hearing about all the 99+ ATARs and the 40+ study scores may be demoralising but keep in mind 99% of people don't get an ATAR over 99 and 91% get below 40 SS. And 37 in biology is still top 17.7% of everyone doing that subject ;)
And ATARs / scores are important, but so are other things, and if you don't get the ATAR to get into your dream course there's often another pathway eg transferring into it
Work hard and good luck! :) :)
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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #103 on: December 22, 2016, 08:50:00 pm »
OMG motivated99, I feel the exact same way! I'm in year 11 & got raw 37 for biology, and guess what I was aiming for at the start of the year? Raw 44!
And then the herald sun comes out - my friend who did THREE 3/4 subjects in year 11 this year, gets 40+ in all her subjects, and DUX of two of them!! And I was feeling good about my score until then. I guess all we can do is move forward and work really hard to do well next year!
Just know that you're not the only one who's feeling this way!
Side note - I probably should NOT have read the herald sun, it's not doing much to help me :/

omg completely agree !! glad that we're on the same page and to know that I'm not alone.. we got this !! but omg i regret reading it too, definitely made me feel worse but the the only thing to do from here is to work harder and achieve our goals x

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Re: How did you go??
« Reply #104 on: December 22, 2016, 08:52:54 pm »
Your year 11 mark for a 3/4 isn't the be all and end all. Sometimes the subject is one that you're not as strong in, or you underestimated the competitiveness. The bell curve doesn't help either, with only 8-9% getting 40+, making marks seem less impressive than they are. Also, sometimes it's good to not do too well in year 11- doing too well can make you underestimate the work you need to put in the next year and overall not do as well.
In year 11 I got 37 in Biology, I was hoping for a 40+ as were my parents, but I used it to give me motivation to work harder and not underestimate the difficulty of vce, and got 97.9 this year, with 42 in methods, chemistry and physics, and 38 in spesh (raw for all, and had a tough lit exam)
Just use it to work harder!  :)
Tldr: be proud of your score and use it as motivation :P

wow congrats on your atar, that's amazing !! i'm glad knowing that I've still got a chance to redeem myself and that I know what I have to do to get there, thanks so much for your advice and all the best :))