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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Quote Originally Posted by *emi*
    thanks
    i have to decide between history ext (i do modern history), maths ext 2, or english ext 1 (or maybe even ext 2?!?! who knows!!)
    wish there was economics xt, i'd def be doing that
    Also - anyone got any idea about actuarial studies and if you need to do 4u to do it??

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    Doubt it, you probably just need Maths 2u as an assumed knowledge

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Quote Originally Posted by *emi*
    Also - anyone got any idea about actuarial studies and if you need to do 4u to do it??
    It's pure, pure maths. 4 unit maths would definitely help!
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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Extension 2 maths is recommended for actuarial studies, however, extension 1 maths is assumed knowledge for actuarial studies at Macqurie University, and extension 2 maths is assumed knowledge for the University of NSW Co-op scholarships.
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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Awesome thanks heaps everyone... haha this thing is getting nearly as addictive as myspace. Or msn. Grrr damn stupid distractions when you are trying to study...

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    3u maths - 3u english - 3u history (modern) - economics - 1u religion

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    you really do know everything soulsearcher.. you keep appearing in all the threads i am posting in (though it was you who have me the links to these threads.. HAHAHA)
    *cries* i want to do acturial studies at UNSW as part of bachelor of commerce.. except i dont know how well i'll go in 4u :S

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    thats interesting, so take both history ext and maths ext 2, so i'll be doing 12 units, and then i can drop whichever i dont enjoy. The good thing about 4u maths is that it is all one subject so in a way it makes it easier rather than doing lots of 2u subjects.

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Anyone who is recommended by their teachers to do 4 unit should give it a go because it is worth the amount of you work you put it due its scaling and it is a 2 unit subjects

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    No, the 4u HSC paper is easy compared to the maths in actuarial.

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    well.. rethinking doing actuarial studies now... especially considering that i cant even pronounce it HAHAHAHA

    -em xx
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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    do you guys(uni people) know exactly what kind of maths is involved in actuarial ? Is there alot of combinatorics and probability kind of stuff?
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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Quote Originally Posted by STx
    do you guys(uni people) know exactly what kind of maths is involved in actuarial ? Is there alot of combinatorics and probability kind of stuff?
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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Probability? Yes. Combinatorics, not so much so far.

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raginsheep
    No, the 4u HSC paper is easy compared to the maths in actuarial.
    Maths in actuarial is stats. Stats isn't maths.
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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    I digress, uni maths isn't easy

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Quote Originally Posted by LottoX
    It also means that your assessments mean nothing.
    For some people, that's a good thing, and vice versa.
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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Its not always a good thing. If you belong to a strong chort, and have a decent ranking, then at least 50% of your final mark will be decent if u don't do so well in the actual HSC.

    Quote Originally Posted by LottoX
    Hey Ragin, I just realised you graduated from the same high school I'm going to. what did you end up choosing in uni?
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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raginsheep
    Its not always a good thing. If you belong to a strong chort, and have a decent ranking, then at least 50% of your final mark will be decent if u don't do so well in the actual HSC.


    Actu+Maths @ UNSW
    Did you make it into the Co-op scholarship?
    Your course is exactly what I want to do

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    No.....i probably didn't do enough extra-curricular stuff to be considered unless those ahead of me experienced numerous "accidents". Besides, Co-op doesn't allow for a double degree only double majors.

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

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    Wink Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    um... at my school we have roughly 120 guys doing 4U. Last year anyone could do it but they changed it just in time for the class of '07.

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    lol hey is IT a good subject to keep as a bakup if u go crappy in other subjects UAI / scaling wise?

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    No... if you wish to take on 4 unit mathematics you cannot treat it as a back up. If you want to do 4 unit mathematics then you have to do it because you want to do it, not because of the scaling, because by the time you get back ur first assessment and you feel like shit for failing, you'll probably give up.

    It is a beautiful subject though and it really does open your mind so i suggest you aim for it and concentrate on it.

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    i'm currently tossing between ext 2 maths or ext 2 english. my maths atm is not too bad; i pick up stuff really quickly, i just forget it easily and so i always need to practise to keep it up =l looking to do optom @unsw or monash. any advice on how good/bad ext2 maths is?

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    Quote Originally Posted by mugz
    i'm currently tossing between ext 2 maths or ext 2 english. my maths atm is not too bad; i pick up stuff really quickly, i just forget it easily and so i always need to practise to keep it up =l looking to do optom @unsw or monash. any advice on how good/bad ext2 maths is?

    - mugz (=
    Pick which ever one will get you more marks. If you're going for a high UAI subject like optom, you need all the help you can get. Ext 2 maths might be more useful for all the maths and physics subjects you study at uni though.

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    Re: If you are in year 11, read this first.

    yeh thats what i think too, but with maths if i workd really hard i'd do alright, but i might end up hating it or finding it too hard. AND i might not even get into optom since you need UMAT from next year onwards >=(

    but with english i'd probably enjoy it (and i wouldnt have to do 2U english which i've heard is really bad), except that i might not get the marks because you never know with english like whether or not you're putting in enough time/effort and whether you get the marks.

    and i definately cant do both thats nuts!! i admire people who do both its crazy x). i dont have the time management skills to do both.

    so basically its either choose something a bit more stable/challenging/practical with less risk, or choose something i'd enjoy more but more risky coz you dont know if you get out what you put in.
    aaaaaaah cant decide!

    - mugz

    p.s. next year i'll be doing 3/4u maths 3/4u eng, physics + chemistry
    Last edited by mugz; 20 Aug 2006 at 11:42 AM.

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