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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    It's special because a certain sien goes there

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcchicken View Post
    Nope, where did you find that though?
    But I did mention it to my friend who was very interested and said she'd definitely consider it.
    Haha someone posted it on the HSC 2016 group on facebook
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    ruse is special cos they have come first since 1996
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by JT145 View Post
    ruse is special cos they have come first since 1996
    I think we were trying to discern why that is the case

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcchicken View Post
    I think we were trying to discern why that is the case
    the question was a 'what' question, not a 'why' question.

    outside perceptions of prestige, the school only accepting the best scores in the selective test (and other intakes) and an innate desire to uphold that expectation that they will come first also comes in, leading to a highly motivated, high scoring and consistent cohort that wins hsc
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    They have the top students in the state. Why else???

    They're full of asians...

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    James Ruse ist das top schule für die Jungen und Mädchen lernen

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    The thing about selective schools is that they are essentially self-fulfilling prophecies, as the majority of people are tutored in and get good results, maintaining the rep of the school. The very bright and incredibly potent individuals are still distributed chaotically throughout the state schools, but the more hard working ones are concentrated in the selective areas. Hard work can make up for the lack of giftedness, as I have carefully observed.
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    I guess people in selective schools are more competitive, so there is more of a pressure to do well. But then again whilst competition is generally a good thing, it also has its downsides and can create excessive mental stress :/
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Think outside the box and ask yourself, what is really so special about ruse and any other selective school

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Tldr; has anyone actually pointed out that selective schools (at the least high performing ones) are subjected to a slightly different teaching model than a normal school?

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebla View Post
    Tldr; has anyone actually pointed out that selective schools (at the least high performing ones) are subjected to a slightly different teaching model than a normal school?
    Well a friend that I know said (anecdotally) that a lot of the people in her physics class do maths and the teacher doesn't care, so I knew there was some difference, but that wasn't enough for me to deduce anything about their teaching style.
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paradoxica View Post
    Well a friend that I know said (anecdotally) that a lot of the people in her physics class do maths and the teacher doesn't care, so I knew there was some difference, but that wasn't enough for me to deduce anything about their teaching style.
    I think it's more along the lines of a teaching model intended to cater for 'gifted and talented' students.

    I suspect it is about providing a more stimulating learning environment than normal for these types of students so that they are constantly challenged and realise their potential.

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebla View Post
    I think it's more along the lines of a teaching model intended to cater for 'gifted and talented' students.

    I suspect it is about providing a more stimulating learning environment than normal for these types of students so that they are constantly challenged and realise their potential.
    Easy enough for them, I had to come to terms with myself and the mathematical discoveries I made. Of course without a mentor, I have underdeveloped problem solving skills, and know very little. (But at least I know that I know very little.)
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebla View Post
    I think it's more along the lines of a teaching model intended to cater for 'gifted and talented' students.

    I suspect it is about providing a more stimulating learning environment than normal for these types of students so that they are constantly challenged and realise their potential.
    I can attest the teaching is typically very oriented to doing well in exams versus purely for the learning of the course
    For example, whilst our English teachers will discourage rote learned essays, they understand that students will do it inevitably, so they offer advice on how to do it well
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    It is the best, as you can see it has topped the HSC rankings for 15+ years. End of discussion.

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by milkytea99 View Post
    It is the best, as you can see it has topped the HSC rankings for 15+ years. End of discussion.
    Yea but also almost everyone in selective goes tutoring too

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Like someone mentioned it's a self fulfilling prophecy: the best students (i.e either good knowledge or 30+ hours tutoring per week - usually the latter) try and go to the best schools and it just repeats itself - each student there has pride and so they work to keep it that way - honestly my friend went to james ruse once for a talk and he basically overheard a group of parents (asian ladies) all boasting how much time their children spend in tutoring, like for some reason they're proud the more time their kid goes to tutoring =_=

    I had one of the most relaxed HSCs with no stress like some seem to mention , sure I did not do well as some, but that beats all the times I relaxed and enjoyed my schooling rather then studying where you can end up anywhere you want (apart from medicine) with just a transfer at university. Unnecessary pressure - learn at your own pace , you don't want to end up like some of these kids who start getting depression, social anxiety and the like.(although it's a minority, but there is some merit and correlation to the stress built up)
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by JT145 View Post
    ruse is special cos they have come first since 1996
    The year I was born.

    Coincidence? I think not.
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Which school topped the state before ruse?

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by eyeseeyou View Post
    Which school topped the state before ruse?
    North Sydney Boys... North Sydney Girls... Hornsby Girls... James Ruse... Long ago, the four schools studied together in harmony. Then everything changed when James Ruse topped Extension Maths 2. Only the Avatar, master of all four faculties, could stop them. But when the world needed him the most, he went to schoolies. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, a 3 Unit Maths student named Aang. And although his calculations skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to calculate complex numbers. But I believe, Aang can state rank.
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by BandSixFix View Post
    North Sydney Boys... North Sydney Girls... Hornsby Girls... James Ruse... Long ago, the four schools studied together in harmony. Then everything changed when James Ruse topped Extension Maths 2. Only the Avatar, master of all four faculties, could stop them. But when the world needed him the most, he went to schoolies. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, a 3 Unit Maths student named Aang. And although his calculations skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to calculate complex numbers. But I believe, Aang can state rank.
    You forgot St george girls, Sydney Tech, Fort street, Sydney Boys and Sydney girls. Which school is "Aang" from?

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by eyeseeyou View Post
    You forgot St george girls, Sydney Tech, Fort street, Sydney Boys and Sydney girls. Which school is "Aang" from?
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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by eyeseeyou View Post
    You forgot St george girls, Sydney Tech, Fort street, Sydney Boys and Sydney girls. Which school is "Aang" from?
    But I can't add more than 4 schools - and Aang is asian so he fits into any of the top 10 schools

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    Re: What is so special about James Ruse or any other selective?

    Quote Originally Posted by BandSixFix View Post
    North Sydney Boys... North Sydney Girls... Hornsby Girls... James Ruse... Long ago, the four schools studied together in harmony. Then everything changed when James Ruse topped Extension Maths 2. Only the Avatar, master of all four faculties, could stop them. But when the world needed him the most, he went to schoolies. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, a 3 Unit Maths student named Aang. And although his calculations skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to calculate complex numbers. But I believe, Aang can state rank.
    It should be baulkam hills not Hornsby girls

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