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Re: My HSC story - PeriPeri101
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2019, 10:19:09 pm »
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isn't he the greatest. would love to just have a sit down chat with him one day, would be fascinating.

Sorry just jumping in this convo but I legit love him too! I feel like he has blessed me with his presence every time I watch one of his videos !

Don't worry about what your Year 12 friends are saying about stress and all that. Tbh I found adjusting to year 11 harder as it's a big step up from year 10 as there are more choice, more responsibilities and of course, more pressure to do well.

Just remember year 11 is a practice year. Year 12 flows on from year 11, but by then, you've practised and seen where to improve. A lot of stress from year 12 is purely higher stakes (which is something you can attack with appropriate goal setting for you and no one else) rather than more work necessarily. I would say I study way more in year 12, but that's because my goal is to get a high ATAR and I'm comfortable with the work I'm putting in.

As for legal, I'm sorry about your teacher. If you're beyond the reporting to a higher authority stage, I'd recommend just following the syllabus, using the resources you have and banding together with your mates. Tbh legal is a very relevant subject to modern society and can be seen everywhere. Grab your media articles, look up the key syllabus words and look for law reforms. Also study guides are great to guide you with your searches - I recommend the ATARNotes ofc (honestly though they're legal guides are great but idk if they have prelim).

Remember that if you have a bad teacher, everyone is in the same boat for this assessment. However, I do recommend following the syllabus religiously, grabbing as much media, cases and law as you can and banding together with your friends for sussing out topics. That's the best thing to do.

Feel free to hmu if you want help. I loved year 11 legal and performed pretty well so I'd be happy to help with specific Qs !
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Re: My HSC story - PeriPeri101
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2019, 07:00:02 pm »
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Yess!! Ali Abdaal the british one. Yep he is not human at all; I don't know how he does it. But he is my inspiration honestly.


Thought I would never see his name mentioned on AN. He's an inspiration to me too.

YESSS GUYS HE IS SUCH AN INSPIRATION OMG!!! The way he talks, his mindset, his work ethic, just his EXISTENCE is EVERYTHING!!!

Does your school not offer drama? We are doing set design at the moment. So we get to make our own mini set, like little clay lounges and figurines and stuff. Everything has to be 1:25 scale though so that is tedious

No drama which is such a disappointment. No subject will ever ever compare. Woah!!! That sounds super cool!! Maybe you could post some pics? ;)



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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2019, 01:12:46 pm »
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Long time no see,

so nearing the end of term 2 for year 11. In 52 weeks school will basically be over and it will be HSC time.  :-\
scary stuff

Finally assessments are over - well not all - and I can at least semi relax. One of the major things that my teachers tell me is that I set expectations that are too high of myself. This means that I am constantly disappointed with the results I get, even if they are actually amazing.

SAC - got 26/30 for my socialisation presentation, so I am pretty happy with that.

Maths - 96% for trigonometry assignment. I am happy with this, but everyone else got pretty high marks as it was a take home assignment - the teachers weren't happy about this hahah.

Biology - we are doing a depth study that is due next term, hence why I said I cannot fully relax yet.  :P

Drama - Have not gotten my results for my set design yet, I am hoping it is high as I put way too much effort into this.

English - I did a Pecha Kucha presentation which I have not go my results for yet, I think I did fairly okay.

SOR - have not gotten my results back yet!! I am dreading this one!!

I also got my semester 1 report which I was pretty happy with. I always feel like I should be happy about my resuls, but for some reason I never really feel satisfied, and I always feel like I could've done more.

Today I got my  legal results - 71%. I was really upset about this  8), I topped the year in the assessment last term so this was a shock. Even though I despise my teacher, I have always been good at legal, and it has come naturally, so this was really upsetting for me. The other class's teacher marked it and he really tore us to shreds and did not make me feel any better. It is just a mark at the end of the day, but I have really been feeling down about it. I know I am going to drop legal, because if I do not like my teacher, the dates/leg. we have to remember, I cannot imagine how I will feel in Year 12. It is the only subject I dread, even though, or I hope to think that I excel at it.

I have work experience as well coming up, that the whole year does, and you have to sort it out yourself. Even though I have a part-time job, I have found it very overwhelming trying to approach employers and businesses about this. I do get anxiety about that type of thing. And our careers advisor is not very helpful or approachable, so I am talking to another teacher who genuinely cares and is assisting me in sorting it out. I approached a theatre, and the placements are exhausted but they really want me so they are trying to find a place for me. I really hope there is because I do not really have a plan B!!

Anyways, just gonna get through the rest of this week and get to the holidays.  :D :D :D
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Re: My HSC story - PeriPeri101
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2019, 05:08:03 pm »
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Good luck with the work experience! Can definitely be tough finding a place, but fingers crossed with the theatre. Are there any other similar options in your area if that one doesn't work out?
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2019, 08:34:16 am »
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feeling a bit sad because it is back to school tomorrow! these holidays have been awesome just relaxing and catching up with friends - good luck to Year 12's with your trials!!

I have a biology depth study that is due next week which I am two thirds of the way done; so I am happy with that. Though I have not finished any of my summary notes. None of them are up to date. I am a bit worried, but to be honest sometimes I really don't see the point in doing them? Jamon did a Q and A on the ATAR NOTES insta and someone asked about summary notes and it was noted that summary notes aren't really actively training your brain. For me I feel like it is just regurgating information. I do see the benefits of summarisation and all notes being compiled but it just takes such a long time! I feel like everyone does them and teachers expect them - is it really critical?

Anyways ^^^ that will be funny to look back on and If i actually do study notes at all  ;D ;D
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Re: My HSC story - PeriPeri101
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2019, 10:00:36 am »
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Hey! Glad you almost finished your biology depth study!

I think summary notes are not useful if you just straight up copy the information from the textbook word for word. This is what I did last year for biology, and I remembered nothing.

What I'm doing now is that I'm actively trying new ways to getting information to my head, just like Jamon said, in the form of summaries. So what I do is that I read a particular chapter or a particular section relating to a syllabus dotpoint, and then writing down everything I remember without looking. I look back to the textbook and then fill in any missing information in a different colour. However, this is only one part of my revision process. I make sure to always review it a couple of days after doing this process. In a session, I look at a syllabus dot-point and then answer it in my head, looking back to my summary just after. It is important you space out this review session as well. This is known as spaced repetition and it is an effective way to memorise something. For example, what I'm doing now is that I do the process, review the next day and then review it 2-3 days after. This means that I'm recall the information when I'm on the verge of forgetting it, thereby making the memorisation process much more effective.

However, you should also try to do as many questions as you can find, and understand how to answer a particular question as well. Only do the above process if you don't remember anything at all. Questions will help you immensely if you know the content!

Hopefully that was helpful, let us know how your trials go!
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2019, 03:34:04 pm »
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Hey! Glad you almost finished your biology depth study!

I think summary notes are not useful if you just straight up copy the information from the textbook word for word. This is what I did last year for biology, and I remembered nothing.

What I'm doing now is that I'm actively trying new ways to getting information to my head, just like Jamon said, in the form of summaries. So what I do is that I read a particular chapter or a particular section relating to a syllabus dotpoint, and then writing down everything I remember without looking. I look back to the textbook and then fill in any missing information in a different colour. However, this is only one part of my revision process. I make sure to always review it a couple of days after doing this process. In a session, I look at a syllabus dot-point and then answer it in my head, looking back to my summary just after. It is important you space out this review session as well. This is known as spaced repetition and it is an effective way to memorise something. For example, what I'm doing now is that I do the process, review the next day and then review it 2-3 days after. This means that I'm recall the information when I'm on the verge of forgetting it, thereby making the memorisation process much more effective.

However, you should also try to do as many questions as you can find, and understand how to answer a particular question as well. Only do the above process if you don't remember anything at all. Questions will help you immensely if you know the content!

Hopefully that was helpful, let us know how your trials go!

so helpful thank you!! I really like the idea of actually recalling it in your mind first then actually seeing where the gaps in your knowledge are; then you know what to work on. I am in year 11 at the moment and I think I am in the same trap you were in last year, especially for biology, of just copyingdown information. I definitely want to get out of this habit early.

Best of luck to you for your trials  :D :D
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Re: My HSC story - PeriPeri101
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2019, 04:51:17 pm »
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I think I am in the same trap you were in last year, especially for biology, of just copyingdown information.
I struggle with this too. I feel like I find it really hard to summarse info becuase what if I miss other important info from the textbook.
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2019, 07:19:05 pm »
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hello everyone!

it is nearing the end of term 3 year 11 and it is a very scary thought that next term I am in year 12!! I will be finally getting my senior jacket which I am so excited for and the common room as well.

Though now I am getting all my notifications for exams and I did not realise how long they went for (everyone in year 12 probably thinking just you wait  ;D ;D). But for me 2 hours on maths is a very scary thought.

Also I have been a bit sad because Year 11 means many lasts as we can't do things in Year 12 cause we are so busy. My last year of public speaking, my last year of the school theatre production  :'( :'( I am a person that absolutely hates change and traditions coming to an end. So I have been feeling down about that lately.

Anways now to study for prelims!!!  :-[ :-[
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« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2019, 01:05:51 pm »
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one more week till prelims. Slightly freaking out because last month I was getting hardly any shifts at work last month and I asked for more. Well I may of stabbed myself in the back because now I have a shift, friday, saturday, sunday and monday. The weekend before prelims!! I am freaking out and I don't know whether to turn down these shifts or still go. Because I still very unprepared for my exams, especially maths!!

If anyone has any advice that would be so very appreciated
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Re: My HSC story - PeriPeri101
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2019, 10:38:20 pm »
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one more week till prelims. Slightly freaking out because last month I was getting hardly any shifts at work last month and I asked for more. Well I may of stabbed myself in the back because now I have a shift, friday, saturday, sunday and monday. The weekend before prelims!! I am freaking out and I don't know whether to turn down these shifts or still go. Because I still very unprepared for my exams, especially maths!!

If anyone has any advice that would be so very appreciated

School should always come before work - I can't stress this enough because work will always find someone to cover your shift :-)

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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2019, 12:59:17 pm »
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FINALLY the end of prelims! I am so happy that they are finally over but I know only the 'best' is yet to come  :P

Really challenging but loved not having to go to school except for when we had an exam so the flexibility was really good.

I will update how I went when I get all results but this is how I think I went:

  • ENGLISH: Sonnet's from the Portuguese by EBB. Pretty confident on this one. I love English so hoping my marks reflect this and the exam was bearable.
  • DRAMA: was on the same day as English! Already knew the exam questions, we had to write two essays in 1.5 hours. I am confident in my essay questions I am just hoping that I actually answered the question properly
  • BIOLOGY: honestly have no idea how to feel about this one. I am happy with how I went but i do know that I could've gone much better. I really do not know what to expect.
  • MATHS ADVANCED:wow this one was interesting!  :-X I did get my results and I passed and topped my class which I am happy with, but again there are so many silly mistakes that I understand now but in the exam I just forgot about. I was worried that I was going to have to drop to standard after my prelim results, but my teacher said he does not think I should be dropping so I am pretty content with that!
  • SOR: probably my favourite exam.  ;D the marking criteria virtually told us everything we needed to know so I went in there with my quotes memorised and yea I am pretty happy. I just hope I don't jinx myself and get bad results
  • LEGAL:I am dropping this subject solely because of my teacher so I wasn't too worried if I didn't do as well as I usually do, I did try, but I went into the exam and it was pretty good  :) I am happy that I went well, or think I did even though I am dropping
  • SAC: last but not least society and culture. I am pretty overwhelmed with his one. I was expecting the exam to be pretty easy and I had my points for my essay question, that I thought it would be on, all planned out. Well to my surprise it was definitely not what I had planned for. The essay question was very broad and the essay was so hard to manipulate and support with evidence. Thats the only thing with SAC, it is not straight forward or cookie cutter, you really have to think outside the box.

overall I am feeling pretty content where I am, and at the end of the day it is what it is and there isn't anything I can do to go back and change it anyways.  :)
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Re: My HSC story - PeriPeri101
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2019, 01:49:38 pm »
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Well Done PeriPeri101! Sounds like you put a lot of effort into the exams :D, also congrats on topping your maths class too!

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