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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #315 on: November 24, 2020, 03:20:14 pm »
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Congratulations on finishing Evolio!! Proud of you!
Enjoy your loooong break (:
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #316 on: November 24, 2020, 04:31:06 pm »
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Congrats Evolio :)

I relate with psych. Pretty sure there was steam coming out of my pen as I race to finish. What a lonngg exam with questions that needed loongg answers.

You might have disappointments now, but it will heal with time. Don't let this be a hiccup to your success. Getting through this year with the work and effort you put throughout is an achievement in itself. Super proud of you!!
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #317 on: November 24, 2020, 04:49:32 pm »
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Congrats on finishing your exams Evolio!! It is definitely a big accomplishment. I've enjoyed your journal posts this year!!  :)

Enjoy your break! (And try not to worry about your exams too much. (Easy to say, harder to do though. I really feel you) This break only comes once in a lifetime, and I thinks its best to enjoy it!!)
« Last Edit: November 24, 2020, 04:58:30 pm by ArtyDreams »

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #318 on: November 29, 2020, 09:36:10 pm »
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Congratulations Evolio I'm so proud of youuuuuu <3 You're so inspiring and hardworking, I'm so happy for you for finishing the huge journey. Your list of things to do sounds great and I hope you have the relaxing holiday you deserve.So proud of you for having a positive mindset, it's going to take you places! Are you planning on having a uni journey journal?
Aww, thank you so much! Yess, it's much more relaxing now but at the same time, I think I'm getting bored haha. I've got to find more things to do. Hmm, about the journal, I might have one. I think it'd be cool to have a sequel to this VCE Journal!  :D

Feel free to PM me any questions you may have about Biomed @ UoM I just finished my second year :)
Cool, thank you so much!  :D


Congrats for finishing!!

After my english and bio exams I felt exactly as you did. I kind of didnít care after those 2 and I was sort of just like ehh whatever, I canít be stuffed. Most of my friends felt like that too, and I think itís pretty normal (maybe an early sign of burnout or something???). Anyways, Iím so proud of you for successfully getting through!!! Itís time to relax. I relate so hard to the rest of your journal entry like not meeting expectations and feeling stressed for ATAR release, but all we can do is wait. And while we wait, we might as well have lots of fun and for at least a month, forget about all things VCE.

P.S. can definitely relate to being a complete blob!

Have a great break!
Thank you so much!! Yeah, that makes sense. It was just a bit terrifying that I was feeling like that: I mean, it's my exams!! I shouldn't be feeling relaxed! But oh well, it's done and dusted and it's in the past. Glad I'm not the only one though! It felt wrong to be feeling like that (for some reason). Yess, I'm trying to forget about all the stuff that's making me cry and trying to focus on the stuff that will make me happy (for now, anyway).

Congratulations on finishing Evolio!! Proud of you!
Enjoy your loooong break (:
Thank you, Jeyda!!  ;D Great job on finishing your HHD exam and enjoy your break too! All the best for next year!

Congrats Evolio :)

I relate with psych. Pretty sure there was steam coming out of my pen as I race to finish. What a lonngg exam with questions that needed loongg answers.

You might have disappointments now, but it will heal with time. Don't let this be a hiccup to your success. Getting through this year with the work and effort you put throughout is an achievement in itself. Super proud of you!!
Thank you! Yeahh, the psych exam was a weird one. I'm just glad it's done! Yeah, I'm sure it will. It's just: so many regrets! Argh! Thank you for your kind words though!  :D

Congrats on finishing your exams Evolio!! It is definitely a big accomplishment. I've enjoyed your journal posts this year!!  :)

Enjoy your break! (And try not to worry about your exams too much. (Easy to say, harder to do though. I really feel you) This break only comes once in a lifetime, and I thinks its best to enjoy it!!)
Thank you!! Yeah, I'm not really thinking about exams anymore which is good I guess but sometimes, a random thought pops into my head about a random question on the exam haha. I never thought about it like that, it being our last break. That's true, we may as well enjoy it and deal with the other stuff later.

Thank you for all your support everyone. 💚
« Last Edit: December 27, 2020, 10:38:37 am by Evolio »

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #319 on: November 30, 2020, 04:47:34 pm »
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Fantastic work, Evolio. 👍

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #320 on: January 14, 2021, 01:57:05 pm »
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Thank you Joseph41!

Hey everyone. Long time no see. I wanted to post both my results + offers in the one update. This is going to be a short one.

I want to talk about my results first.

Results
Iím just going to get straight into it. Iím really disappointed with my results and I just feel terrible. I think I should have gotten a lower ATAR. I deserve a lower one.

Chemistry: 37
Literature: 37
Specialist:33
Psychology: 50.
Biology: 41 (last year)
Methods: 38 (last year)
ATAR: 98.10

My results are all over the place. I canít believe I only got two subjects above 40. One of them was barely over and the other was way over. Thereís not much else to say here so Iím going to leave it at that. Iím only happy with my Psychology study score. I thought that there was no way I would get that. The first reason being I got soo low for two of my sacs (but to be fair it was out of like 15 marks). The second reason being I wasnít rank 1 (yeah, I know you can still get a 50 without being rank 1 but that just destroyed any confidence I had when I saw that). I really should have listened to my teacher when she said ďdonít worry about your rankĒ huh. Also, rank 1 ended up getting 47 so I duxed the subject which was nice. To be honest, it IS a bit disconcerting how I did so differently to my other subjects. Specialist is truly upsetting. I didnít think I did that bad. Same with Chemistry.

Interviews
Also, I did end up getting a Monash interview offer since I had SEAS + Monash Guarantee.

Uni Offers
I didnít get into Monash Med but I feel that I don't deserve it anyway. I didn't put my heart into ucat, atar and maybe even interview prep. This is not how I imagined it would go but this is what happened and I've got to accept it and move on. I keep thinking that this is a terrible nightmare and that I'm going to wake up and feel that everything's going to be alright. I'm upset, angry and annoyed at myself to say the least. It's really difficult to explain what I'm feeling. I got into Monash Biomed and Iím thinking of going there but now Iím rethinking it all.

This is probably going to be the last entry to my journal. I realise how blunt this update is but I just wanted to get this down.
Thank you so much for all your support everyone.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 02:49:43 pm by Evolio »

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #321 on: January 14, 2021, 02:09:03 pm »
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congratulations on completing vce, duxing psych and your uni offer!!

sorry to hear that you are dissapointed with your results

objectively you did really well but it is still ok to be dissapointed with them if that is not what you wanted

I know this won't help but a 33 in specialist maths is still an extremely good score (it beats out a 45 in Further Maths which is also a very good score).
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 02:11:21 pm by Sine »

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #322 on: January 14, 2021, 02:36:23 pm »
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Congratulations on psych!!

No one can tell you how to feel about results, and I think going for something as competitive as med makes results a more difficult time in that you can score something amazingly (in the top 2% !) but still not get the offers you wanted. Yes, you've got to accept and move on & make new plans at some stage but please don't feel that you need to make all of your decisions now. You can take some time to process a bit before you figure out your new path.

It being harder to get lots of 40s is reflective of the competitiveness of the cohorts for the subjects you chose - that's why you have  scaling to balance that out.   

It's going to be easy for you to look back now and imagine doing x or y differently but no one can be 100% productive over a long period of time, especially not with lots of stressors. That you did still score very highly is a testament to how much you did do; please try to be kind to yourself.

Know that this does not define you. You're a capable, intelligent & more importantly kind and considerate person. Your values and the choices you make say more about you than a result you're given ever will.

Over time today will start to feel less important to you. You can persevere through this.

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #323 on: January 14, 2021, 10:39:39 pm »
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Hey Evolio!
Congrats on finishing yr12 with smashing results (acing psych)!
Um wow, this is super relatable. I get it, (if it helps - I also didnít pass my interview), it sort of crushed me.
I donít even know if Iím allowed to say this, but Iím pretty sure I went to the same school. Itís great for the competitive environment + like-minded peers, but with scores, it can be brutal. Itís completely okay to take some time to feel frustrated and finally, let yourself breathe after such a wacky year. But also reflect on how damn well you did, dude.
Just wanted to say (if you are still aiming for med), these scores, themselves, donít translate to any of your qualities. Reading your entries, you sound like an amazing candidate!
I wish you all the best in whatever you do!
(I canít believe I wasnít following your journal earlier than the freaking last post!)
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #324 on: January 15, 2021, 12:20:09 pm »
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OH MY GOD I'M SCREAMING THAT PSYCH STUDY SCORE THOUGH. Massive congratulations, it was well-deserved and I know how passionate you were about psych. I'm so mighty proud of you - all that hard work and passion paid off in the end! It's not easy to score so high, but you were more than capable and you did amazing. I can definitely understand that imposter syndrome kicking in. It sucks. Be aware of the fact that VTAC calculates everybody's ATAR in the same way to ensure fairness (I'm not saying the ATAR itself is a fair system, but that the way it's calculated from your study scores is). VTAC thinks you deserve that amazing ATAR, and so you do. It's definitely okay to feel like you don't - I hope that when time passes, you will also realise that you deserve this ATAR after your time studying in year 12. Spesh is a hard subject, try not to be too harsh on yourself. I am so so proud of you for what you've achieved - it's not easy (especially during a pandemic)!

Echoing everyone else, you are not defined by your study scores. As the wise Geoo once said - study scores are only a reflection of a period of time that may not have been the best time for you, and that is also influenced by so many other factors.

Congrats on the biomed offer - not an easy course to get into. I know you are disappointed, and it's normal and okay to feel this way, but know that we are all here for you and that if you want to pursue medicine in the future, there are other avenues for that.
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #325 on: January 15, 2021, 10:26:30 pm »
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Congrats on your incredible accomplishments Evolio!! :) I'm sorry that you aren't feeling so great about them - and you are 100% entitled to have those feelings. But I hope you take some time to be kind to yourself :) It's ok to take time to process everything that has happened, but I truly hope that in the future you can look back and not lose sight of everything you have accomplished and the fact that you survived grade 12 in what was such a difficult year. I wish you the best of luck for the future!
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #326 on: January 17, 2021, 04:28:59 pm »
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congratulations on completing vce, duxing psych and your uni offer!!

sorry to hear that you are dissapointed with your results

objectively you did really well but it is still ok to be dissapointed with them if that is not what you wanted

I know this won't help but a 33 in specialist maths is still an extremely good score (it beats out a 45 in Further Maths which is also a very good score).
Thank you Sine!
Yeah, it's not really what I wanted. It just hasn't gone the way I wanted it to and it's my fault. Hopefully I learn from what happened and take this as a setback.

Congratulations on psych!!

No one can tell you how to feel about results, and I think going for something as competitive as med makes results a more difficult time in that you can score something amazingly (in the top 2% !) but still not get the offers you wanted. Yes, you've got to accept and move on & make new plans at some stage but please don't feel that you need to make all of your decisions now. You can take some time to process a bit before you figure out your new path.

It being harder to get lots of 40s is reflective of the competitiveness of the cohorts for the subjects you chose - that's why you have  scaling to balance that out.   

It's going to be easy for you to look back now and imagine doing x or y differently but no one can be 100% productive over a long period of time, especially not with lots of stressors. That you did still score very highly is a testament to how much you did do; please try to be kind to yourself.

Know that this does not define you. You're a capable, intelligent & more importantly kind and considerate person. Your values and the choices you make say more about you than a result you're given ever will.

Over time today will start to feel less important to you. You can persevere through this.
Thank you Bri!
Yeah, I completely agree with that. I've been trying to think about all the things that went wrong and all the things that I didn't do and it's giving me some insight about who I am as a person and what I'm seriously lacking. Itís really eye-opening. Tbh, the future looks very scary. It's like the great unknown but I've been thinking about the different scenarios that may occur in the future which is making me feel more at ease.
Thank you for your kind words and for always being here for me. 💕💕 It means a lot.

Hey Evolio!
Congrats on finishing yr12 with smashing results (acing psych)!
Um wow, this is super relatable. I get it, (if it helps - I also didnít pass my interview), it sort of crushed me.
I donít even know if Iím allowed to say this, but Iím pretty sure I went to the same school. Itís great for the competitive environment + like-minded peers, but with scores, it can be brutal. Itís completely okay to take some time to feel frustrated and finally, let yourself breathe after such a wacky year. But also reflect on how damn well you did, dude.
Just wanted to say (if you are still aiming for med), these scores, themselves, donít translate to any of your qualities. Reading your entries, you sound like an amazing candidate!
I wish you all the best in whatever you do!
(I canít believe I wasnít following your journal earlier than the freaking last post!)
 :)
Aww, thank you dutyfree!! Yeah, it crushed me too. I really thought that it had gone alright but it didn't. Like, I actually took this seriously for once but ah, my poor ucat and low atar didn't help. Omg, you went to the same school!! (When I saw this, I got super excited!) Yeah, I totally agree with you on that. Like, it has become the norm to be receiving 40+ study scores in our school. Itís just: I wanted to do better and nothing has worked out the way I envisioned it to.
Thank you for your kind words! Yes, Iím still aiming for med and Iím going to try and get in the second time around.  :D
OH MY GOD I'M SCREAMING THAT PSYCH STUDY SCORE THOUGH. Massive congratulations, it was well-deserved and I know how passionate you were about psych. I'm so mighty proud of you - all that hard work and passion paid off in the end! It's not easy to score so high, but you were more than capable and you did amazing. I can definitely understand that imposter syndrome kicking in. It sucks. Be aware of the fact that VTAC calculates everybody's ATAR in the same way to ensure fairness (I'm not saying the ATAR itself is a fair system, but that the way it's calculated from your study scores is). VTAC thinks you deserve that amazing ATAR, and so you do. It's definitely okay to feel like you don't - I hope that when time passes, you will also realise that you deserve this ATAR after your time studying in year 12. Spesh is a hard subject, try not to be too harsh on yourself. I am so so proud of you for what you've achieved - it's not easy (especially during a pandemic)!

Echoing everyone else, you are not defined by your study scores. As the wise Geoo once said - study scores are only a reflection of a period of time that may not have been the best time for you, and that is also influenced by so many other factors.

Congrats on the biomed offer - not an easy course to get into. I know you are disappointed, and it's normal and okay to feel this way, but know that we are all here for you and that if you want to pursue medicine in the future, there are other avenues for that.
Thank you whys! And thank you for giving me advice throughout the year.
Yeah, I think Iíve come to understand that I deserve this ATAR but I just wish that I had worked harder. It sucks that I didnít take things more seriously.

Yeah, Iíve got my eye on Med still - Iím excited to see what the future holds!
Congrats on your incredible accomplishments Evolio!! :) I'm sorry that you aren't feeling so great about them - and you are 100% entitled to have those feelings. But I hope you take some time to be kind to yourself :) It's ok to take time to process everything that has happened, but I truly hope that in the future you can look back and not lose sight of everything you have accomplished and the fact that you survived grade 12 in what was such a difficult year. I wish you the best of luck for the future!
Thank you Katelyn!! All the best for the future too!  :D

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #327 on: January 18, 2021, 11:16:00 am »
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Hey Evolio super sorry for the late reply!! Congratulations on your results Evolio they're amazing! I'm sorry you are disappointed in your results and I can't tell you how to feel but I hope you are still very excited for the future ahead! Your journey is so uniquely your own so I hope you are excited that a chapter has closed and a new chapter has begun! All the best! Are you going to have a uni journey journal?
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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #328 on: January 19, 2021, 10:37:53 pm »
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Hey Evolio,
I've been reading your journal for quite a while now, and I just wanted to say congrats on your awesome results! The psych score is AMAZING! I'm sorry about the disappointment you're feeling but you're totally allowed to feel like that. I'm just really happy that you're motivated to keep striving to achieve your goal to get into Medicine, through other pathways and that you were able to take a break to rest as well as to review last year. Well done, and all the best for 2021! No matter what pathway you take, I know you'll excel and do great  :D

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Re: Evolio's VCE Journey
« Reply #329 on: January 19, 2021, 11:30:46 pm »
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Hey Evolio,
I'm sorry you feel that way about your results.
I hope you enjoy biomedical science at Monash and I believe that you will make it into med! There are a whole variety of pathways! Keep up the grind  :D
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