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Author Topic: DETAILED: Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences Entrance [Yr 11&12] Guide 2020  (Read 11608 times)  Share 

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Giv3y

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Hi,
Are you guaranteed to get into EBS if you received an interview?

You aren't guaranteed to get into EBS even if you get an interview but I think you have a better chance of getting in. I think it also depends on the subjects you choose and how the interview goes.

GL in the interview this week!

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Hi,
Is it a good idea to do Further Maths 3 and 4 as a seventh subject in EBS for Year 11.

Hey,
If you are confident in your abilities to do further 3&4 in year 11 go for it. But, you will most likely have to forfeit unit 1&2 for a science subject. Please note that further mathematics is undertaken with the UHS students. If you have any more subject queries feel free to ask and I'd recommend discussing it with the interviewer as they will further explain the system and subjects.

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Hey,

Thanks for replying to me. I was also wondering what kind of EI questions EBS students are doing this year. I'm trying to get ideas for my own EI questions that I want to do next year if I get in.

Thanks

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The types of questions students are doing range from physics, biology and psychology topics, but any topic related to the sciences is doable. The Psychology and Biology topics are the most popular with my cohort. My topic is "Does the amount of social media notifications affect the amount of time spent on phones, for teenagers?" and i'm doing it in a survey format (Please help me out by completing my survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/FnSi22A0mhHV5HoQ2[1-2min]). Other students are measuring the sediment within concrete, testing alginate balls in certain conditions, measuring mercury within fish, researching the physics behind trains,  etc. Please note that your question at the interview does not have to be as detailed as the students undertaking extended investigation have had 7 months to work on their projects. I'll give some insight from my interview, during the interview I briefly outlined that I'd like to explore possible cloning techniques with prehistoric animals. The interviewer might ask why, and to what scale. But, note that the topic stated at the interview is not one that you have to stick with next year. They just want to assess whether you're enthusiastic about the program. If you'd like me to go more in depth about Extended Investigations questions and Extended Investigation as a whole please leave your feedback and I will respond.

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Di.dact
« Last Edit: August 20, 2018, 08:19:06 pm by Di.dact »
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Giv3y

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Hi,
The types of questions students are doing range from physics, biology and psychology topics, but any topic related to the sciences is doable. The Psychology and Biology topics are the most popular with my cohort. My topic is "Does the amount of social media notifications affect the amount of time spent on phones, for teenagers?" and i'm doing it in a survey format (Please help me out by completing my survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/FnSi22A0mhHV5HoQ2[1-2min]). Other students are measuring the sediment within concrete, testing alginate balls in certain conditions, measuring mercury within fish, researching the physics behind trains,  etc. Please note that your question at the interview does not have to be as detailed as the students undertaking extended investigation have had 7 months to work on their projects. I'll give some insight from my interview, during the interview I briefly outlined that I'd like to explore possible cloning techniques with prehistoric animals. The interviewer might ask why, and to what scale. But, note that the topic stated at the interview is not one that you have to stick with next year. They just want to assess whether you're enthusiastic about the program. If you'd like me to go more in depth about Extended Investigations questions and Extended Investigation as a whole please leave your feedback and I will respond.

Kind Regards,
Di.dact

Hey,

Thanks for all that info. I'm getting some ideas about what I want to do for EI. And yea I'll definitely help you out by doing your survey.  My interview is on Thursday and I was wondering if you have any other tips for the interview.

Thanks


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Hey,

Thanks for all that info. I'm getting some ideas about what I want to do for EI. And yea I'll definitely help you out by doing your survey.  My interview is on Thursday and I was wondering if you have any other tips for the interview.

Thanks

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I decided to discuss potential interview tips with my fellow classmates and all we came up with was to be enthusiastic and prepare for the questions I laid out on the guide. Remember to smile and be confident. It's okay if you're a bit nervous everyone is like that in the beginning. Just start speaking but remember to smile every now and then. Also, show interest in the program when they ask "Do you have any questions?". I think this section will separate you from the rest if you have genuine questions of interest. Last year, I was discussing the interview with another applicant via atarnotes and sadly, they were unsuccessful due to nervousness and lack of preparation. Please note, that receiving an interview does not guarantee entry within the program. But, if spots are available you might get contacted at the start of next year (happened to some of my classmates).

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Di.dact
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Quick Update:
Apparently there is an activity occuring between 2:25-3:15pm for potential new students. So the interview/selection process will be different this year. I got this information from a teacher hosting the event.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2018, 05:03:58 pm by Di.dact »
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I did the interview and group activities today and it went quite well. There were 3 activities and they were sorta easy to do. I did better than I thought I would do in the interview. I think I answered the questions pretty well and the atmosphere was really chill. Can't wait for the results to come through. I hope I got in.

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Announcement: There were 2 interview dates. One last friday and one today. So to the people that were present today, the list presented did contain a full list of applicants. I donít know the exact amount of applicants on fridayís date. But, I hope everyone did as well as they could and are able to do well in their upcoming year 11&12. No matter the outcome, I hope all goes well for everyone.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2018, 05:09:31 pm by Di.dact »
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Announcement: There were 2 interview dates. One last friday and one today. So to the people that were present today, the list presented did contain a full list of applicants. I donít know the exact amount of applicants on fridayís date. But, I hope everyone did as well as they could and are able to do well in their upcoming year 11&12. No matter the outcome, I hope all goes well for everyone.

Aye cheers for all your help mate and it was nice meeting you. Interview went really smooth, easier than i expected which is all creds to you :).

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Aye cheers for all your help mate and it was nice meeting you. Interview went really smooth, easier than i expected which is all creds to you :).

Thank you  ;D, It was really great to meet you as well. I feel very fulfilled knowing that I was able to provide insight when applying for the program. I hope you and all the other participants were able to make the most of it. Good luck and if I see you next year feel free to hit me up  as I can provide SAC details and notes.

Kind Regards,
The boy who asked people to do his social media survey
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Thank you  ;D, It was really great to meet you as well. I feel very fulfilled knowing that I was able to provide insight when applying for the program. I hope you and all the other participants were able to make the most of it. Good luck and if I see you next year feel free to hit me up  as I can provide SAC details and notes.

Kind Regards,
The boy who asked people to do his social media survey

I got accepted :))

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I got accepted :))
for what year man i went for year 11 but i still havenít gotten an email for anything...

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for what year man i went for year 11 but i still havenít gotten an email for anything...
oh jokes lol it was in the junk folder for some reason what lol

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oh jokes lol it was in the junk folder for some reason what lol

How did ya go?

paulthekiller123

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How did ya go?
It's you again haha. Did you do the test?