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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2018, 07:26:40 pm »
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Same when I started bio 1/2. I found that it got less weird as the year progressed

At some schools VCE subjects are started at the end of the previous year. Eg, year 11 classes starting in the last couple of weeks of year 10.
I see. That's a little weird but I wished my school did that for me to get a headstart :[
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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2018, 08:46:43 pm »
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I just finished my first week of two 1/2s (Methods and Biology). It gets easier being in a class with people you don't know very much if a. you feel comfortable with your teacher, or b. some of your friends are in the same class. So far it doesn't seem the workload will be too heavy as long as you put in a bit of effort outside of school hours.

By the way, really envy those of you that get to do 3/4s in year 10, my own school even refused my request to start physics 1/2 stating it was too hard :(

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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2018, 01:17:43 pm »
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Hey guys, let's bring some life back into this thread, shall we?
It seems like it's been quite stagnant for a while now.
Why don't we start by discussing our ATAR goals and how we may achieve them?

I plan on doing these 6 subjects:
  • Algorithmics (HESS)
  • Chemistry
  • English Languge
  • Maths Methods
  • Specialist Maths
  • Physics

I'm somewhat realistically aiming to achieve ~40 Raw in all of them.
Though, I think that Physics could be in the mid-late 40s and so could methods. The rest is likely a ~40.
English is my downfall so I think that realistically I could expect a 35 raw and similarly for Spesh if not slightly higher.

Goal ATAR: 98<
I know that this is quite ambitious, but if you aim high and miss, you'll still be higher than if you'd aimed lower!
I hope others share their thoughts and goals!  :)
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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2018, 01:30:45 pm »
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I just finished my first week of two 1/2s (Methods and Biology). It gets easier being in a class with people you don't know very much if a. you feel comfortable with your teacher, or b. some of your friends are in the same class. So far it doesn't seem the workload will be too heavy as long as you put in a bit of effort outside of school hours.

By the way, really envy those of you that get to do 3/4s in year 10, my own school even refused my request to start physics 1/2 stating it was too hard :(

Great advice! I understand how you may feel for your school not allowing you to do 3/4 in yr 10 despite you potentially having the ability to do so. Unfortunately, some things that school do, take away opportunities from students. But, you never know for sure, you may just be better off not doing a 3/4 in yr 10. It could be that doing the 3/4 so early could result in a lower study score than what you may get by doing it in yr 11 or 12. So just think optimistically! :)

[Sorry for the double-post, it seemed as though these two needed to be seperate]
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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2018, 06:15:12 pm »
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Hey guys, let's bring some life back into this thread, shall we?
It seems like it's been quite stagnant for a while now.
Why don't we start by discussing our ATAR goals and how we may achieve them?

I plan on doing these 6 subjects:
  • Algorithmics (HESS)
  • Chemistry
  • English Languge
  • Maths Methods
  • Specialist Maths
  • Physics

I'm somewhat realistically aiming to achieve ~40 Raw in all of them.
Though, I think that Physics could be in the mid-late 40s and so could methods. The rest is likely a ~40.
English is my downfall so I think that realistically I could expect a 35 raw and similarly for Spesh if not slightly higher.

Goal ATAR: 98<
I know that this is quite ambitious, but if you aim high and miss, you'll still be higher than if you'd aimed lower!
I hope others share their thoughts and goals!  :)

I will happily reply! My VCE plan is not complete yet, but this is roughly what I think I will do:
1. English/English Language
2. Math Methods
2. Specialist Maths
3. Chinese SL
4. Physics
5. University Mathematics
I would also love to do EI or Algorithmics, but unfortunately the logistics of doing more than 6 subjects seems unfavourable...

For ATAR in general, I have the soft goal of 99, which is unrealistic but what I would love to achieve. My minimal goal would be 95.

I'm not sure what my goals for the individual subjects are: probably a scaled 40 and or above for most of them. I have picked the subjects I both achieve highly in and enjoy, and place my biggest hopes on methods (soft goal of 48?) and University Mathematics. I probably won't do too bad on my English subject as I've achieved consistent high grades for year 9 so far, let's hope  ;D

As for how I would achieve them, I think I would need to first experience the workload of a 3/4 subject before I truly know how I would cope with VCE. As of now, in subjects such as English and Methods I have tried completing practice exams and sacs under timed conditions. The future still seems quite far away!

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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2018, 07:33:24 pm »
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We actually have a thread for discussing our plans for VCE! :) Mine is below (maybe insert physics or specialist in there because I've developed a recent interest in astrophysics/astrobiology):
- Psych (3/4 in Year 11) - The brain fascinates me. I read the study design and I was drawn to psych :)
- Health (3/4 in Year 11) - Interested in health and wellbeing in Australia and the rest of the world.
- Chem - Chem really tickles my whiskers. Chem pracs are cool.
- Methods - Maths is fun when I understand it. Nuff said.
- Bio - Human biology is awesome. Learning about organisms and their functions is fascinating to me.
- English Language - Language acquisition and language change sounds like something I would be interested in learning about. Really looking forward to studying EngLang.
I used to have an ATAR goal of 98+, but the way I view it now is that I should just try my best, put in the effort, study regularly and healthily and be surprised by the number I get. Hoping it's a good surprise but either way, it's always a learning opportunity no matter how it turns out. Aiming for science/arts or science/biomed @ Monash with the intention of doing teaching, med, or maybe even dentistry, veterinary medicine, research, or psychology afterwards. I'm clearly undecided! :D

What are your future plans? :)


Edit: fixed the link!
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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2018, 08:01:32 pm »
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We actually have a thread for discussing our plans for VCE! :) Mine is below (maybe insert physics or specialist in there because I've developed a recent interest in astrophysics/astrobiology):I used to have an ATAR goal of 98+, but the way I view it now is that I should just try my best, put in the effort, study regularly and healthily and be surprised by the number I get. Hoping it's a good surprise but either way, it's always a learning opportunity no matter how it turns out. Aiming for science/arts or science/biomed @ Monash with the intention of doing teaching, med, or maybe even dentistry, veterinary medicine, research, or psychology afterwards. I'm clearly undecided! :D

What are your future plans? :)

By the way, @lm21074, your link doesn't actually link to the thread you mentioned :)

In terms of future plans I only roughly know I would want a career in a S.T.E.M field. I would probably study science at either Melbourne or Monash (with a potential double degree at Monash). With my broad range of interests I could realistically go into many fields - such as research science/mathematics, engineering, medicine, field biology, economics etc. I feel like I better decide soon haha!

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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2018, 08:19:03 pm »
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Hey guys, let's bring some life back into this thread, shall we?
It seems like it's been quite stagnant for a while now.
Why don't we start by discussing our ATAR goals and how we may achieve them?

I plan on doing these 6 subjects:
  • Algorithmics (HESS)
  • Chemistry
  • English Languge
  • Maths Methods
  • Specialist Maths
  • Physics

I'm somewhat realistically aiming to achieve ~40 Raw in all of them.
Though, I think that Physics could be in the mid-late 40s and so could methods. The rest is likely a ~40.
English is my downfall so I think that realistically I could expect a 35 raw and similarly for Spesh if not slightly higher.

Goal ATAR: 98<
I know that this is quite ambitious, but if you aim high and miss, you'll still be higher than if you'd aimed lower!
I hope others share their thoughts and goals!  :)
Great that you decided to bring back life to this thread (i've forgot of it)
The subjects I'm going, most likely are:
1. English
2. Math Methods
3. Chinese SL
4. Chemistry
5. Specialist Maths
6. ~ currently idk

Aiming for a 40+ in Methods and 45+ in Chinese  in Year 11
And just hopefully 40+ in the rest

Ultimately aiming for a 99+ ATAR so I can study abroad :) (Ultimate dream)
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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2018, 08:50:05 pm »
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By the way, @lm21074, your link doesn't actually link to the thread you mentioned :)

In terms of future plans I only roughly know I would want a career in a S.T.E.M field. I would probably study science at either Melbourne or Monash (with a potential double degree at Monash). With my broad range of interests I could realistically go into many fields - such as research science/mathematics, engineering, medicine, field biology, economics etc. I feel like I better decide soon haha!

Not like I'm biased at all (just to be clear: I am), but you should also look at the science degree I'm studying from Monash global challenges :)

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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2018, 09:56:33 pm »
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Eyyy, nice to see some activity here!  :)

Not like I'm biased at all (just to be clear: I am), but you should also look at the science degree I'm studying from Monash global challenges :)

I know you were directing this to turtlesforeveryone but I had a look for myself and I found it really interesting. I love the concept, I think that's mainly due to my passion for the sciences.

@lm21074
For my future plans, I'd say that they are almost exactly the same as turtlesforeveryone. I too, have a diverse range of interests but would likely go into the STEM field (which, yes, id still quite broad). I think in terms of University, I'd likely go to Monash or Melbourne University. A large deciding factor in my decision is whether I get accepted in KLD or Monash Scholars (or neither :P).

@aspiringantelope
Great goals! Where were you thinking of studying abroad? Good luck towards acheiving your ultimate dream, not that think you need it! :)

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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2018, 10:37:33 pm »
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Eyyy, nice to see some activity here!  :)

I know you were directing this to turtlesforeveryone but I had a look for myself and I found it really interesting. I love the concept, I think that's mainly due to my passion for the sciences.

@lm21074
For my future plans, I'd say that they are almost exactly the same as turtlesforeveryone. I too, have a diverse range of interests but would likely go into the STEM field (which, yes, id still quite broad). I think in terms of University, I'd likely go to Monash or Melbourne University. A large deciding factor in my decision is whether I get accepted in KLD or Monash Scholars (or neither :P).

@aspiringantelope
Great goals! Where were you thinking of studying abroad? Good luck towards acheiving your ultimate dream, not that think you need it! :)

I'm pretty happy with how the year 9 community has been going - especially since it's so new for AN to have a dedicated section - always good to see activity here :)

I'm glad you might be able to better decide what you want to go into now :) Of course, if you have questions about the course definitely feel free to ask


I did the KLD program (didn't attend a Monash Scholars school) & obviously ended up choosing Monash instead. It was a little weird that I had unimelb merch and knew that campus better than Monash when I first started this year, but ultimately hasn't been important. I suspect vice-versa would also be true

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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2018, 10:28:41 pm »
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@aspiringantelope
Great goals! Where were you thinking of studying abroad? Good luck towards acheiving your ultimate dream, not that think you need it! :)
Thanks! Currently not sure about the university but I'm thinking about studying Biomedicine abroad, just to have some feel of being independent and meet new people.
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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2019, 10:41:52 pm »
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When do you all start school next year just wondering?
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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2019, 01:53:58 am »
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When do you all start school next year just wondering?

I start Feb 1st.

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Re: CLASS of 2021
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2019, 11:45:52 pm »
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Hey guys, let's bring some life back into this thread, shall we?
It seems like it's been quite stagnant for a while now.
Why don't we start by discussing our ATAR goals and how we may achieve them?

I plan on doing these 6 subjects:
  • Algorithmics (HESS)
  • Chemistry
  • English Languge
  • Maths Methods
  • Specialist Maths
  • Physics

I'm somewhat realistically aiming to achieve ~40 Raw in all of them.
Though, I think that Physics could be in the mid-late 40s and so could methods. The rest is likely a ~40.
English is my downfall so I think that realistically I could expect a 35 raw and similarly for Spesh if not slightly higher.

Goal ATAR: 98<
I know that this is quite ambitious, but if you aim high and miss, you'll still be higher than if you'd aimed lower!
I hope others share their thoughts and goals!  :)

Hi, I'm pretty late on this
My subjects and goals are much more ambitious : /

Subject & Raw Aim
Methods: 45+
Spesh: 45+
Chem: 40+
Lit: 45+
Bio: 45+
Jap: 42+
ATAR: 99.90+

How I will achieve:
Study smart not hard
2020: Mathematical Methods | History: Revolutions
2021: Specialist Mathematics | Literature | English | Chemistry | Japanese SL
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