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    Re: Olympiads

    Quote Originally Posted by theodore223
    my school didnt even tell us of the maths one. im so annoyed. maths is pretty much the reason i go to school
    Unless you live in a cave, everyone gets pretty much the same opportunities. (Ie. DO AMC.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulSearcher
    I see then.
    I thought you did an accelerated course in maths.

    anyway. I attempted physics and chem. did maths last year and failed. i'm not too bothered- it's not going to affect your HSC and besides, I like my social life.
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    Re: Olympiads

    Quote Originally Posted by flowergrl
    I thought you did an accelerated course in maths.
    I do doesn't mean I go to school solely for maths
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    Re: Olympiads

    Somebody requested a Yr 11 (oops, Yr 12 now) Rusian?

    Of those I know:

    Phys: 1 (Yr 11)
    Chem: 4 (2 Yr 11, 1 Yr 10 and Yufeng, who's the next Harry Yan =D)
    Bio: 3 (2 Yr 11, 1 Yr 10)

    I thought the school course would be easier after Olympiad, but it also makes enduring Bio lessons a lot more annoying/boring, knowing what one knows after the camp.

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    Re: Olympiads

    Did Wooz get in?

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    Re: Olympiads

    Quote Originally Posted by shepwarp
    Did Wooz get in?
    Nope

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    Re: Olympiads

    Quote Originally Posted by Wooz
    Nope
    =( You worked hard for that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulgarfraction
    =( You worked hard for that..

    I gave up when i bumped into a past bio olympiader Vincent Mok and a few chicks from sydney girls who were doing the olympiad, they knew atleast 3x as much stuff so i kinda give up a few weeks before the olympiad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooz
    I gave up when i bumped into a past bio olympiader Vincent Mok and a few chicks from sydney girls who were doing the olympiad, they knew atleast 3x as much stuff so i kinda give up a few weeks before the olympiad.
    Meh, that's not really a good reason, considering that you're in Year 11. How much stuff did you know? Did you know the whole syllabus in some level of detail?

    Also, did you get a HD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulgarfraction
    Meh, that's not really a good reason, considering that you're in Year 11. How much stuff did you know? Did you know the whole syllabus in some level of detail?

    Also, did you get a HD?
    To be honest i kinda burnt out for a while during that period because of the competition, major investigations/projects, yearlys and family illness.

    I didn't know the syllabus content that well and couldnt be bothered since it was quite broad. I didn't get a HD, i got worse than i expected but oh well. Anyway bio isnt my best subject and i already missed a whole term of it before starting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooz
    To be honest i kinda burnt out for a while during that period because of the competition, major investigations/projects, yearlys and family illness.

    I didn't know the syllabus content that well and couldnt be bothered since it was quite broad. I didn't get a HD, i got worse than i expected but oh well. Anyway bio isnt my best subject and i already missed a whole term of it before starting it.
    Don't worry Wooz, one contest doesn't mean everything As you said bio is still your best subject

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    Quote Originally Posted by airie
    Don't worry Wooz, one contest doesn't mean everything As you said bio is still your best subject
    Bio isn't my best subject, modern history is. I wish i had the oppurtunity to do bio olympiad in yr 10 then i would have prob taken it more seriously.

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    Re: Olympiads

    Doing them earlier does helps a lot.

    But, yeah, if you weren't set on making the camp anyway, don't worry about it..

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    Yeah... oh well for the camp thing... I didn't get in but I'm not that fussed... just sitting around waiting for results to come through about TCEs!

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    those of u who made the camps congrats, u guys did really well, lol i only did phys, got an HD but it wasn't enough to get into the school lol. Well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by vulgarfraction
    You'd probably want to find a copy of the Halliday text to look through... or at least any first year text. Obviously it's good to go through stuff to some level of detail first or you'd be extremely overwhelmed.

    Hey, I know most maths olympiad people don't frequent this forum (apart from a few) but if anyone gets an invitation to School of Excellence... post here. They're meant to be out around now.
    Yeah Resnick and Halliday are the standard olympiad book for physics, u'll want Zumdahl for chemistry(i took preparation for chemistry until i broke a knuckle and couldn't do it-ying chan from our grade got in-he got a silver medal at the international)., as for bio i have no clue. For this year 2 guys from tech got picket for chem(one of them is 13 years old-he did his ext2 maths hsc accelerated last year) and a bio offer-no phys though. A new 6 book edition by walker, resnick and halliday are also available now.
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    Science Olympiads

    Hey Guys,

    Just wondering if anyone is considering doing the entrance exam & if you're also doing training for it.

    Well I'll need training. =D But I was also wondering how much commitment one would need to undertake "training" in 1, 2 or 3 sciences as "preparation" for the science olympiad exam? Would it severely affect schoolwork and study?

    Anyone have any experience?

    =) Thanks.
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    Re: Science Olympiads

    well at my school we have training programs
    most people just go to help themselves in the sciences they do at school

    the people who try do actually study hard for the nqe
    just depends how much you want to get in.
    if you don't really want to, then it really doesn't take much time - maybe 1.5 hours a week/science for the classes

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    Re: Science Olympiads

    Where could one find information about doing the entrance exam for this thing? I saw that show on the ABC last year with the Science Olympiad kids and thought it was amazing.

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    Re: Science Olympiads

    Excellent. Thanks a lot SS. =)

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    Re: Science Olympiads

    School should provide you with plenty.

    Haha,that Saddle club chick was on the Biology Olympiad team! Wow!
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    No problem Sounds interesting, might've have tried out last year if I had any willpower back then.
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    Re: Science Olympiads

    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyVacant
    Hey Guys,

    Just wondering if anyone is considering doing the entrance exam & if you're also doing training for it.

    Well I'll need training. =D But I was also wondering how much commitment one would need to undertake "training" in 1, 2 or 3 sciences as "preparation" for the science olympiad exam? Would it severely affect schoolwork and study?

    Anyone have any experience?

    =) Thanks.
    I myself have no real experience, but training can be arranged with your school, I believe; that is more or less the procedure as my Head Teacher tells me. I'm not too sure, so I recommend you ask .

    "Kenny Chan"... omg. Dux Chem; Dux Phys; UAI 100.

    Anyway, I suppose it would affect school work, but not that severely. Training for all one, two, or three of the ISO's available? I suppose an hour a day per science per week. Study? Consider it study, as it is more or less the same as it.

    Tutoring won't be any good here, unfortunately.
    Just wondering if anyone is considering doing the entrance exam & if you're also doing training for it.
    Now, this has been the thing that's been bugging me; my Head Teacher of Science says that for one to participate they should be in the Top 10 in the subjects, which is, of course, definitely extremely contested at my school, but oh yes, it's feasible, absolutely - even first is, nay, it's definite and fixed!

    That I shall also ask teachers, the Head Teacher, those who've partaken in this previously, and teachers of other schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyVacant
    if you're also doing training for it.
    Well, I'm not so sure on the meaning of training here, but I've done the HSC course for all sciences (the ones that are seen as sciences in the eyes of the mass), and sit in for lectures of all sorts quite regularly. If that's training, I guess; but I doubt it is.
    It's hardly format, though.
    Would it severely affect schoolwork and study?
    Re-answering now, should what I've done and what I do count as training, I'd say it's not that disruptive, and hardly as disruptive as the homework that I get from English and whatnot, and the extra-curricular activities that I do do.
    Quote Originally Posted by SS
    No problem Sounds interesting, might've have tried out last year if I had any willpower back then.
    You, like anyone else, could have done it in Yr 7. I know that Ruse does it in earlier years, which is most depressing.
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    Re: Science Olympiads

    I just want to go to Russia! =O

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