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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2019, 10:06:52 pm »
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(Really wanted my Year 10 teacher again, coz she was great!! We had a great connection and I literally just missed her class based off a 50/50 chance. Shes teaching in my spares  :'( )
Would you be able to ask if you can change classes? If she's teaching during your free periods, you can transfer and then have your current English classes become your spares. Is that possible at your school? I know some people who did that for a class at my school. If you can do it, then why not, it's your last year :)
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2019, 10:56:24 pm »
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Would you be able to ask if you can change classes? If she's teaching during your free periods, you can transfer and then have your current English classes become your spares. Is that possible at your school? I know some people who did that for a class at my school. If you can do it, then why not, it's your last year :)

Yeah I really really want to, but I feel like I wouldnt be allowed as I havent experienced my new teacher before and dont have a valid excuse for changing. A few people have but it was mainly because they had issues with the current teacher.

I was seriously considering though, but am kind of scared too  :-[

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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2019, 06:43:57 pm »
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Yeah I really really want to, but I feel like I wouldnt be allowed as I havent experienced my new teacher before and dont have a valid excuse for changing. A few people have but it was mainly because they had issues with the current teacher.

I was seriously considering though, but am kind of scared too  :-[
If I were you I'd ask a friend to come along with you if you go to ask if you can change, as it'll be a less daunting task if you know you've got a mate beside you + you can't back out of asking if you want to change as they'll keep you accountable.
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2019, 12:14:29 am »
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Yeah I really really want to, but I feel like I wouldnt be allowed as I havent experienced my new teacher before and dont have a valid excuse for changing. A few people have but it was mainly because they had issues with the current teacher.

I was seriously considering though, but am kind of scared too  :-[
Maybe sit through the first few classes and see how it goes? If you don't like it, change classes. I get you, I'd be a bit nervous too but I'm sure it'll pay off in the end :)
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Re: Finding Myself Through VCE | My Journey.
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2019, 10:20:03 pm »
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Thanks so much tigerclouds & SnowLeopard, I really appreciate your advice  ;D

I was actually going to make up my mind and do well in this class, but honestly the last few lessons haven't been good, and was very frustrated by the end of them. We started reading Nine Days, just listened to the audio book during class and the teacher didnt even stop to explain things. I've never been more confused in my life.....

Anyway, I finallyyyyyy spoke to my old teacher and she'd love to have me in her class :) I'm now trying to get a change done - I guess its worth trying!
Thanks so much for giving me some confidence :)

I'll probably update this journal again sometime next week. I actually finish school on Wednesday, then Methods results come out on Thursday! Exciting...
« Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 10:29:27 pm by rr28 »
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Re: Finding Myself Through VCE | My Journey.
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2019, 01:20:49 am »
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Anyway, I finallyyyyyy spoke to my old teacher and she'd love to have me in her class :) I'm now trying to get a change done - I guess its worth trying!
Thanks so much for giving me some confidence
That’s so good to hear! We also happen to be reading nine days! As for Methods... oh boy.
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2019, 08:24:37 pm »
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Hi everyone!! Thought today was a fitting day for a journal post because IT IS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!!

Summer holidays for 7 weeks.......here I come!

Anyway, I have a few super exciting things to update.

1. I got my English class changed!! I've never been so happy in my life, it was easier to swap than I thought, and I'm happy that I'll finally be able to walk into an English class with happiness instead of dread.

2. Was going through the survey to vote for the AN awards, and saw mine nominated for the best journal - I was literally shook! Naturally, I went through the thread for nominations because I was really curious to see who nominated me - so thanks so much PhoenixxFire!! It really put a smile on my face!!

3. Had our final awards assembly today, and I could not be happier. I got 5 awards in total, and was literally NOT expecting any of it! Included in it, I duxed Art, Physics & Chem, all of which I cannot believe. I'm the one who literally doesnt understand a thing when its taught in class, until I *attempt* to go over things myself. Its really rewarding to see the hard my that I've put all by myself throughout the year can actually pay off!

4. I'm doing my first market for my art on Saturday, I'm so excited (but nervous......I'm never good at socialising ha ha) I've been getting a lot of stickers & prints ready for it  ;D I was curious, am I allowed to share my art social media page here? I'd love to share it with you all, as I'm always looking to spread happiness and positivity through my artworks.

5. Methods results come out tomorrow! It really hasnt sunk into me yet, but I dont want to get myself toooooo worked up. I'm just hoping I managed a 35+ (will def not be higher than a 38 I dont think).

6. Its holidays... which means I can finally do some fun things! I'm hoping to work on a lot of crafts and drawing, get my driving hours up (still stuck on 5 whoops....I really dont have motivation for it), play tennis, and do other things like go to the beach, the Aus Open, etc. What is everyone else planning to do?

Anyway, this is quite a lengthy post, so I'll stop now.

Good luck to everyone receiving their results tomorrow! I'm sure you will all do great, you have all worked so hard this year!

Happy Tuesday!! Wednesday!! (oops... can you tell I need a break ha ha).

« Last Edit: December 11, 2019, 08:26:19 pm by rr28 »
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2019, 04:17:35 pm »
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Well done on the awards!
Also, good luck for your Methods SS :)
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2019, 09:49:18 pm »
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Congrats on ur awards!!!
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2019, 06:35:28 pm »
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Happy Saturday!

Well this is probably going to be my last proper journal post until next year, as its time to enjoy the holidays! Yay!

So just doing this to quickly to do an update on results day!

12/12/19
So....I didnt set any alarms to wake up at promptly 7, but managed to wake up in time to check my results at around 10 past anyway. I literally did not feel anything, which was quite unusual for me. No butterflies, no happiness, no nothing. I usually get so stressed to receive results, but I was not feeling anything. So just quick backstory, at the start of the Year, I was aiming for a 38+ for Methods. Throughout the year, this goal seemed pretty reasonable, but after doing practice exams, I thought that I may just be able to scrape through with a 40!

During the exams, I changed by expectations. Exam 1 did not go well for me, I made so many silly errors that I shouldve not. Exam 2, however was decent! I therefore made up my mind to be happy with anything above a 35, to avoid dissapointment  :) Like with my score now I'm happy, but kinda disspointed at the same time if you know what I mean.

Anyway, looking at my result, I achieved a B+, A, A! I was NOT expecting an A for GA2, but was quite dissapointed to see a B+ for GA1. I really thought I may get a better SAC mark.

Anyway, so i managed a 37!! Although it is not the highest score, judging my performance on the exams this was expected, so I am happy! Methods was never my strong subject. I am so proud of how far I've come - from being chucked into the Advanced Maths Program in Year 9, and not having a clue, to a 37 this year......I am so happy. More than the score, I'm going to take away so many tips into next year! I'm also planning on create a Methods Guide these holidays, stay tuned.

But WAIT.......the BEST news comes now.

I got an email from one of the principals at my school, and I almost got a HEART ATTACK. (excuse the hyperbole......) It was an email saying that myself, and 3 boys in my year level DUXED methods. LIKE WHAT??? (Girl power yay). This was NEVER expected. I even had to sign a form last year to allow my school to publish my name and stuff if I duxed, and I remember laughing as I did it, as I thought it was IMPOSSIBLE!! I am SO happy!

But I'm surprised as I think its quite a low methods score for a dux....... think its lowest my schools had in a long time! But still cool either way haha.

Those other 3 with the same study score as me were all ranked higher than me. Out of curiosity, does that mean I performed the best in the exam out of them?

Anyway, I did my first art market today! It was super fun! I may add some photos of my stall setup soon as it turned out soooooo cute.
I'm also planning to go to some of the AN lectures next month. Anyone coming to a Chem/Spec/Physics one? It'll be so fun to meet!

Anyway....this may be my last post in a while, I dont go back to school until Feb, I may post next years goals on here sometime soon!

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me over the last few weeks! I'm SO grateful!

Happy holidays everyone!

« Last Edit: December 14, 2019, 06:39:30 pm by ArtyDreams »
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2019, 12:07:56 am »
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Happy Saturday!

Well this is probably going to be my last proper journal post until next year, as its time to enjoy the holidays! Yay!

So just doing this to quickly to do an update on results day!

12/12/19
So....I didnt set any alarms to wake up at promptly 7, but managed to wake up in time to check my results at around 10 past anyway. I literally did not feel anything, which was quite unusual for me. No butterflies, no happiness, no nothing. I usually get so stressed to receive results, but I was not feeling anything. So just quick backstory, at the start of the Year, I was aiming for a 38+ for Methods. Throughout the year, this goal seemed pretty reasonable, but after doing practice exams, I thought that I may just be able to scrape through with a 40!

During the exams, I changed by expectations. Exam 1 did not go well for me, I made so many silly errors that I shouldve not. Exam 2, however was decent! I therefore made up my mind to be happy with anything above a 35, to avoid dissapointment  :) Like with my score now I'm happy, but kinda disspointed at the same time if you know what I mean.

Anyway, looking at my result, I achieved a B+, A, A! I was NOT expecting an A for GA2, but was quite dissapointed to see a B+ for GA1. I really thought I may get a better SAC mark.

Anyway, so i managed a 37!! Although it is not the highest score, judging my performance on the exams this was expected, so I am happy! Methods was never my strong subject. I am so proud of how far I've come - from being chucked into the Advanced Maths Program in Year 9, and not having a clue, to a 37 this year......I am so happy. More than the score, I'm going to take away so many tips into next year! I'm also planning on create a Methods Guide these holidays, stay tuned.

But WAIT.......the BEST news comes now.

I got an email from one of the principals at my school, and I almost got a HEART ATTACK. (excuse the hyperbole......) It was an email saying that myself, and 3 boys in my year level DUXED methods. LIKE WHAT??? (Girl power yay). This was NEVER expected. I even had to sign a form last year to allow my school to publish my name and stuff if I duxed, and I remember laughing as I did it, as I thought it was IMPOSSIBLE!! I am SO happy!

But I'm surprised as I think its quite a low methods score for a dux....... think its lowest my schools had in a long time! But still cool either way haha.

Those other 3 with the same study score as me were all ranked higher than me. Out of curiosity, does that mean I performed the best in the exam out of them?

Anyway, I did my first art market today! It was super fun! I may add some photos of my stall setup soon as it turned out soooooo cute.
I'm also planning to go to some of the AN lectures next month. Anyone coming to a Chem/Spec/Physics one? It'll be so fun to meet!

Anyway....this may be my last post in a while, I dont go back to school until Feb, I may post next years goals on here sometime soon!

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me over the last few weeks! I'm SO grateful!

Happy holidays everyone!


Oooh ;D that must have felt really nice to see your work finally paying off! Good job!
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2019, 12:50:23 am »
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Congrats on getting dux!

37 is a terrific score in methods it should scale quite nicely to around 42.

Those other 3 with the same study score as me were all ranked higher than me. Out of curiosity, does that mean I performed the best in the exam out of them?
Yes, it is most likely you scored better than them on the exam if you came from a lower rank to get the same study score.

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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2019, 06:17:00 pm »
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Congrats on getting dux!

37 is a terrific score in methods it should scale quite nicely to around 42.
Yes, it is most likely you scored better than them on the exam if you came from a lower rank to get the same study score.

Thanks so much Sine!  ;D

Oooh ;D that must have felt really nice to see your work finally paying off! Good job!

Thank you! I appreciate the support  ;D
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2019, 06:28:47 pm »
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Happy Saturday!

Well this is probably going to be my last proper journal post until next year, as its time to enjoy the holidays! Yay!

So just doing this to quickly to do an update on results day!

12/12/19
So....I didnt set any alarms to wake up at promptly 7, but managed to wake up in time to check my results at around 10 past anyway. I literally did not feel anything, which was quite unusual for me. No butterflies, no happiness, no nothing. I usually get so stressed to receive results, but I was not feeling anything. So just quick backstory, at the start of the Year, I was aiming for a 38+ for Methods. Throughout the year, this goal seemed pretty reasonable, but after doing practice exams, I thought that I may just be able to scrape through with a 40!

During the exams, I changed by expectations. Exam 1 did not go well for me, I made so many silly errors that I shouldve not. Exam 2, however was decent! I therefore made up my mind to be happy with anything above a 35, to avoid dissapointment  :) Like with my score now I'm happy, but kinda disspointed at the same time if you know what I mean.

Anyway, looking at my result, I achieved a B+, A, A! I was NOT expecting an A for GA2, but was quite dissapointed to see a B+ for GA1. I really thought I may get a better SAC mark.

Anyway, so i managed a 37!! Although it is not the highest score, judging my performance on the exams this was expected, so I am happy! Methods was never my strong subject. I am so proud of how far I've come - from being chucked into the Advanced Maths Program in Year 9, and not having a clue, to a 37 this year......I am so happy. More than the score, I'm going to take away so many tips into next year! I'm also planning on create a Methods Guide these holidays, stay tuned.

But WAIT.......the BEST news comes now.

I got an email from one of the principals at my school, and I almost got a HEART ATTACK. (excuse the hyperbole......) It was an email saying that myself, and 3 boys in my year level DUXED methods. LIKE WHAT??? (Girl power yay). This was NEVER expected. I even had to sign a form last year to allow my school to publish my name and stuff if I duxed, and I remember laughing as I did it, as I thought it was IMPOSSIBLE!! I am SO happy!

But I'm surprised as I think its quite a low methods score for a dux....... think its lowest my schools had in a long time! But still cool either way haha.

Those other 3 with the same study score as me were all ranked higher than me. Out of curiosity, does that mean I performed the best in the exam out of them?

Anyway, I did my first art market today! It was super fun! I may add some photos of my stall setup soon as it turned out soooooo cute.
I'm also planning to go to some of the AN lectures next month. Anyone coming to a Chem/Spec/Physics one? It'll be so fun to meet!

Anyway....this may be my last post in a while, I dont go back to school until Feb, I may post next years goals on here sometime soon!

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me over the last few weeks! I'm SO grateful!

Happy holidays everyone!

Congrats on your SS and your DUX!! That's so amazing!!
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Re: a journey on the yellow brick road
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2019, 09:14:36 pm »
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Congratulations! Great work! Would love to see photos of your craft market. The only 3/4 lecture I'm going to is the bio one, but maybe I'll see you around at some point! ;D
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