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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Also your exams are done as of yesterday I think?

Not like I'm taking notes or anything.

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I've applied for my papers for next year.

I'm taking two Chemistry papers, two Psychology papers, two Biology papers (Cells and anatomy) and a Biochemistry paper.

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http://anbanana.bandcamp.com/

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Reposting because more. This time the song is meant to be the soundtrack to a haunted house. So it's relevant!

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That's a pretty impressive school system you've got over there in NZ, BC. Here, Biochem is subsumed into Biology and Chemistry until university, and at A-level (final year of school before university) most people are somewhat pressured into doing the "core subjects"- I pretty much had to do Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths in order to study science at university- there isn't enough crossover between any of those four in our system to get away with missing one out for a subject that interests you.

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That's a pretty impressive school system you've got over there in NZ, BC. Here, Biochem is subsumed into Biology and Chemistry until university, and at A-level (final year of school before university) most people are somewhat pressured into doing the "core subjects"- I pretty much had to do Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths in order to study science at university- there isn't enough crossover between any of those four in our system to get away with missing one out for a subject that interests you.


You'll laugh at me but this is enforced by political policy based on the national standard released to schools at the start of the year, with a view to getting kids through their A Levels and GCSEs. It's fairly dumb, to a certain extent, but practised originally because science teachers were qualified in many different, specific things. You couldn't be so narrow.

Have you noticed that the curriculum to your average science class/subject changes each year randomly? That's because teachers just teach what is actually in the exam.

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No, you're quite right- the targets and so on have reduced the teaching to the exact contents of the exam, which seems to reduce year on year. There's a market between exam boards, however there's no upward pressure on standards- schools and indeed teachers are judged solely by the scores at the end, regardless of what they were given to work with, and schools can shop around for the board that gives the easiest grades. As a result, standards keep slipping.

As an example of this, in my first year "Maths for Natural Sciences" course at a reasonably good university a friend of mine had a supervisor who taught them from his old O-Level notes (O-Levels came before GCSEs, and are done at 16 for you American readers). Indeed, my last year at school was the last year we had six-module Maths courses. It's come down to four now, with large parts of the syllabus seemingly vanishing.

It would be nice to have Biochemistry as a separate module, indeed Chemistry is a wide enough field that a modular system would probably work for it, but yeah, if you want academic rigour that way you're probably going to either run into lack of teachers or end up pooling all the kids among a few local schools and shipping them out somewhere (but then what will become of our glorious league tables?).

Most of the guys doing Chem or Physics are planning on studying science anyway. It was a real shock to the system going on to uni, where all of a sudden things were incredibly difficult and almost completely removed from A-levels, which were in theory meant to be preparatory, rather than a mere required qualification.

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Got my school results back today.

I am eligible to attend university! Yay!

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Neat.

I also got my grades back recently. Two A's, a B, and a C+. Not terrible for my first term.

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As your surrogate disappointed asian dad just let me say that while I appreciate that you made an effort, and those are generally quite good grades, I think you can do even better.


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4.00.

Also: http://www.facebook.com/AtonalNorwegianBanana?fref=ts
self-promotion and stuff, will be making more stuff when I get back from break.

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You should stop posting urls with 'Banana' in the title.

It makes me uncomfortable

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Got an award for perfect attendance.

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http://anbanana.bandcamp.com/

New song, dancier than before, which is saying next to nothing, but yeah.

Oh also there was an album since the last time I posted in here.
http://anbanana.bandcamp.com/album/roots-wires

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I can vouch that the album is pretty decent as far as drone/noise stuff goes if that's your thing. Still feels like a student project, but I was able to kick back to it without letting that get in the way.

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