Yeah. I was walking with the guy and he was like "Now my main question will be, What IS cosmology exactly?"^ did you have to explain to them what cosmology was?
come to think of it you could have taken one for the team (ie. Brian) and made a fuss about the evil BOS axing Cosmology
I think the use of the comment which you quoted was actually used as a put down at Ruse, rather than dumbing you're school.Umm actually we usually sit a fair bit higher then that, even last year we got 149 with a dud year group...
The competitions never endYeah I got that, I was just defending my school lol.
I just looked up the rankings, we were 143 last year, and before that variously in the top 150 or top 100 each year.
The best part is we always beat arch-rivals Oxley College, sometimes by up to 60 places
haha thats a very good claim to fame! but gee whiz he mustve worked mighty hard. most ppl who do well over all their subjects dont tend to get first and high state rankings, so wow, respect to him for sure+1
Our whole year group constantly took our hats off to him for 6 years lol. Internally, he topped Adv English, 3U and 4U English, Chem and Ancient History. My one claim to fame is just beating him in Physics
haha. I kind of love that,It was nothing over the top, really. Daniel was mentioned a few times, but he ddo really well, so he deserved the mentions. (Oh, and it's possible I'm remembering this incorrectly - but I think when we were doing the practice run-through, the lady organising it was like "Oh, look how Daniel walked across the stage, you should all do it like him." haha)
Do you have a good year in '09??'Oath he worked hard. The competition at our school is reasonably good, but it's not you know cut-throat 'i have to come first and get 99.95 style'. I estimate we will maybe have 8 people higher then a 95 ATAR.
Ah yes, I think I am refering to the 2006 'dux' then haha.Are you sure about that? That sounds very unusual. Last year was considered a relatively poor year, and the dux got 98.7, 2nd place got 98.65, then there was a smattering all throughout the 90's.
2006 was probably the previous strongest year, 2 99's (highest got 99.85) and many other 90's. We are considered to be a much stronger year group even then them, and we are pretty large too, I'm expecting 2-3 99's (Ben and Caitlin should be very high, maybe even a 99.95), and yeah actually probably 8-10 people in the 95-98 range.
If I had to guess I would call the dux as Ben with 99.95, Caitlin close behind. They were equal on the internal academic award (we wait till after HSC to award dux, used to be purely internal but yeah in 2006 the 'dux' got like a 96 or something and many others were far higher)