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Class of 2020
« on: February 11, 2018, 02:44:32 pm »
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I've seen a bunch of other Year 10's around the forum, so I thought we should have a place to discuss things. I know a lot of us are just starting out in our first Unit 1/2's, or are getting ready for a Selective School Entry Test, so I reckon a centralised place to chat will be great!
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 02:58:07 pm »
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Good lord this is an early start   ::)
Who's doing 1/2s this year?

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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 03:12:10 pm »
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Wow I feel old. Good luck with your first 1/2ís guys ;D
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 03:31:52 pm »
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How do you know you'll be graduating that year? Do you have 20/20 vision?
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 03:37:35 pm »
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How do you know you'll be graduating that year? Do you have 20/20 vision?

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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 04:13:29 pm »
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Good luck year 10s!

Use this time to find the subjects you enjoy doing for year 12. This is the year to experiment with your subjects to see what you like.
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 09:25:15 pm »
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How do you know you'll be graduating that year? Do you have 20/20 vision?
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Seriously, good luck guys. This is the year in which to begin looking at what you really want to do in life, what you like and what you don't. It is also a great year to start to get to know your VCE teachers if possible, this will be a great asset in Year 11 and 12. For those who are doing 1/2 subjects, this is a great time to experience VCE early, so good luck with that. Just try to enjoy the last years of school, because in a couple of years you won't have this, and it has been such a big part of your life for the past decade, so enjoy it as much as you can.

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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 09:56:33 pm »
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Use this time to find the subjects you enjoy doing for year 12.
Cannot stress this enough. Don't choose something purely for scaling. Of course, if you have to choose something for a uni prereq then clearly you'd need to... but in a general sense, do stuff that interests you.

If the subject doesn't run at your school, go and speak to somebody who can make it happen. For subjects that aren't really popular (e.g. IT subjects) but you want to do it, get a few other students (i'd say at least 5) who would be interested in doing it and approach somebody... with enough students and a teacher with the skillset to take it... there's a possibility it will happen.

Every year schools do subject selection on the assumption that the current offering is valid and doesn't need to change. If you want something added and have the student interest, it's up to you to show that interest.
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 05:31:57 pm »
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Thanks everyone for their input and advice!

I'm doing Methods and Biology 1/2 this year. I'm already experiencing how content-rich bio is, even though we've only really done 1 sub-topic. I've put a lot of emphasis on keeping good notes, because I know that I'll be thanking myself come test and exam time. I got 90% in our first assessment, so I suppose that's an acceptable start.

As for methods, we've just finishing revising last year's material, Linear and Quadratic Equations and Inequalities, which I did alright in (93% and 85%). And now we're starting on hyperbolas, truncus's and square root graphs. It's good to have a challenge.

Anyone else wanna talk about their subjects?
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 07:26:19 pm »
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2020!!!!!  ;D ;D
What schools do you guys go to? :)
I want 2 3/4s in Year 11 and I'm definitely doing Bio, but right now I'm debating between Revs and Psych as well. I like history and I find it interesting but there is so much content and balancing that with Bio and all my 1/2s seems a bit much, especially if I'm aiming for about mid-40s each. I understand Psych has less content than Bio but it's still a fairly wordy subject - which I like :) I feel like it'd be an easier subject to smash and get 45? What do you guys think?
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 09:30:13 pm »
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I am in Year 10, and doing Bio 1/2! I am also a newbie here on ATAR Notes.  ;D
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 09:52:15 pm »
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Yesss lots more bio ppl  ;D

Donít stress too much if thereís a topic you do badly in - most of the content isnít specifically relevant to 3/4, having said that definitely try your hardest, as your habits now will carry over to next year.

I want 2 3/4s in Year 11 and I'm definitely doing Bio, but right now I'm debating between Revs and Psych as well.
Bio and psych are fairly similar in the way you need to learn them. I havenít done revs, but I would say that psych and bio can be a good combination, as there is a little bit of overlap (mostly just experimental design/research methods).

Definitely do two 3/4s in year 11 if your school allows it - just think about how much less work you will have in year 12.

In terms of picking between psych and revs, assuming you definitely want to do both, then do whichever you would rather not do in year 12 (personally I think psych would be the better option, but I havenít done revs).
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 07:39:30 pm »
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Finally, been waiting for this thread for ages but been to lazy to start it lol. My 1/2's are business and chem, anyone else doing those?
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 10:26:15 pm »
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Finally, been waiting for this thread for ages but been to lazy to start it lol. My 1/2's are business and chem, anyone else doing those?
:P lol someone like me! I think that Chemistry is certainly going to be something to spend extra time on in the next 2 years, it is fun, but sometimes the concepts require a bit of getting your head round. Good luck anyway in Year 10, and onwards!
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Re: Class of 2020
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2018, 09:41:22 am »
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I love this thread! Thanks for making it, Sconey. :)

I am in Year 10, and doing Bio 1/2! I am also a newbie here on ATAR Notes.  ;D

Welcome to ATAR Notes! Great to have you here. :) How are you finding Bio at the moment?
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