Yey! It's block exams again!
Which means I got a lot of time off
But also exams, and because I'm tacking 3sciences 2maths (and english), I've got lots of hard work to do .
Our grades go from E- to A+, C- is a pass.
An OP is a number from 1-25 that decides what coarses you can do in UNI, 1 is highest 25 lowest. You have to study 4(2 years) semesters of 5 OP eligible subjects, one of which is english board. We are allowed to pick 6 subjects total. I'm hopeing to get an OP between 1-5.
I've got 15hrs of exams Total...
This subject is fine, teacher(Mr B.K same as my physics) is pretty good he goes a bit slow and tends to rush things at the end but all and all fine (has a bit of trouble controling a class). I need to pay more attention in the Classes, I talk to others to much...Mathematics B involves the study of measurement, properties and relationships at an advanced level. It is needed for entry to many tertiary courses and provides knowledge used in many fields including Geography, Biology, Environmental Science, Art, Economics and Fashion Design. It underpins most industry, trade and commerce, social and economic planning and communications systems.
The following topics will be studied over two years:
·Introduction to Functions
·Rates of Change
·Periodic Functions and Applications
·Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Applications
·Optimisation - Using Derivatives
·Introduction to Integration
·Applied Statistical Analysis
Had a horrible teacher last year, bleah. My teacher this year is great though and I'm doing great. About a B+(B, B+ B+) on my last 3 assignments/tests/orals.Studies in senior English develop students’ knowledge of how language works in particular texts and of how language works in our culture. To study English at Senior level is to build understanding of the relationships among language, text studies and literacy, emphasising how these relationships help to make meaning in particular social and cultural contexts and of how language works in texts and in the culture.
English will provide a range of learning experiences which have real or ‘lifelike’ purposes and are as similar as possible to those which apply in adulthood.
Semester 1 - The Construction of “I”
Semester 2 - The Construction of a Nation
Semester 3 - Constructing Character
Semester 4 - Making meaning – Which Road?
Same teacher as my MATHS B teacher... It's OK, easy enough...Physics is concerned with the discovery, understanding and application of physical laws of nature. It is sometimes called a fundamental Science because its principles are used to varying extents in other Science subjects. It uses Mathematics more often than other Sciences; so students can expect to use concepts from Mathematics subjects while studying Physics. Our economic and cultural well-being result from our curiosity and determination to understand the world in which we live. The discipline we call Physics developed particular methods and procedures that valued precise measurement and highly reproducible experiments. It also developed a powerful and fruitful partnership with Mathematics.
Physics provides valuable background knowledge for professional studies in Science, Engineering, Surveying, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Agriculture. As such, it should be a primary choice of subject for students who anticipate entering these courses. It is certainly a highly desirable choice of subject for students who intend to pursue secondary Science teaching, Paramedical and Health-Care courses or various trade apprenticeships, especially in applied electrical fields.
The topics covered in the course are as follows:
Semester 1Unit I Physical quantities and measurement, Optics, Waves, Sound, Wave interactions.
Unit II Kinematics, Forces and Motion, Hydrostatics, Momentum, Work and
Energy, Circular Motion.
Gravitational Fields, Forces and Potential, Electric Charges and Fields, Electric Potential and Potential Differences, Electric Current and Circuits, Magnetic Fields and Forces, Motion in Fields and Electromagnetism, Basic Electronics.
Semester 4 Unit IV Thermal Physics, Properties of Electromagnetic Radiation, the Atom, Radioactivity, Nuclear Reactions.
Chemestry... nothing much to say... Teacher is fine... not a fan of him but better then the other Chem. teacher. Subject interesting enough.Chemistry is the study of the nature of the substances that make up our universe - from a single drop of water to the complex compounds that control our behaviour. Chemistry provides the basis for many studies from Medicine to Metallurgy, Forestry to Forensic Science and Textile and Food Technology
Unit 1 : Materials - their properties, classification, Ionic substances, Metals, Covalent Substances and Chemical Bonding.
Unit 2: The Mole, reactions and equations, Stoichiometry
Unit 3 Reacting Quantities and Analysis.
Unit 4 Periodic Table, Important substances (Water).
Unit 5 Important Substances (Organic Chemistry).
Unit 6 The Atmosphere and Gases, Oxidation and Reduction.
Unit 7 Energy and Rates of Chemical Reactions.
Unit 8 Equilibrium in Chemical Reactions, Acids and Bases.
Hmmm we're doing done all of those... plus matricies(and some other stuff) and it's only semester one! My teacher is 87, I have no idea what he is saying most the time. He has messy hand writing and stands in front of the board while he writes at lightning speed... eccentric.Mathematics C builds on and broadens the Mathematics B course. It has more power and diversity and includes many new areas thus providing excellent preparation for the further study of Mathematics in a wide variety of fields. The additional vigour and structure of the mathematics required in this subject will equip students with valuable thinking skills which will serve in more general contexts. Studying Mathematics C also usually strengthens the performance of a student in Mathematics B. Students who select Mathematics C are in an elite group and this is often reflected in the resulting OP.
·Introduction to Groups
·Real and Complex Number Systems
·Matrices and Applications
·Vectors and Applications
·Structures and Patterns
·Introduction to Number Theory
·Probability and Statistics
·Advanced Periodic and Exponential Functions
I could write an essey on him... but I won't.
Great Teacher Great subject . There's going to be a lot happening at my school R.E earth science... Thats happening next year....Earth Science is an interdisciplinary study with an environmental focus. By investigating the Earth and its dynamic systems we have increased our knowledge of our planet and gained insight into its formation and evolution. We have begun to understand the impact of human technologies on the environment and raised awareness of the need to manage our resources ethically.
By understanding and appreciating more about the Earth’s rocks, minerals and fossils, the processes that have formed them and the technologies we have developed to exploit them, we have revealed the fragility of the Earth’s environments and what we need to do to preserve them.
The Senior Earth Science program takes a fresh and exciting approach to studying Science for Senior. It develops a range of skills, from using satellite positioning to helping map geological features, computers to search for information about the Earth’s resources and as a tool for studying and learning about the geology of the Earth and the stars and planets in our universe. Students do practical work, looking at rocks, minerals, and fossils, and field work as they learn about the Geology of South-East Queensland and investigate the night sky.
This subject challenges us not only to know and understand our planet and its environments but also to seek creative solutions to scientific and environmental problems. By studying everything from natural processes to natural disasters, we will learn much more about the Earth and be able to make informed decisions about what we need to preserve both humankind and our natural environments.
Scientific discoveries have made us realise both the vastness of space and the enormity of time. The search for extra-terrestrial life continues. By understanding more about our universe, we learn more about ourselves and our responsibility to preserve life on Earth.
The themes included in this program are:
Theme 1 Introduction to Environmental Earth Science
Introduces students to the broad aspects of Earth Science by considering the fragility of the ‘blue planet’, the magnificence of rivers and forests, the wonders of the oceans and deserts and the benefits and tragedies of floods, cyclones, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
Theme 2 Our Earth and its Systems
Hydrological, biological and geological cycles that have formed the surface of the Earth and so contribute to the diversity of life. Plate tectonics as a unifying theory. Rocks and minerals.
Theme 3 Hazardous Earth Processes and Materials
The hazards and materials associated with landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, floods, cyclones, meteorite impacts andthe landforms theycreate. Use of instruments and technologies to map, model and record these events.
Theme 4 Earth’s Resources and Human Impact on the Environment
The range of Earth’s resources and their uses. The processes thatform them. The
processes that are used to explore, map, extract (mine) and process these resources.
Pollution and other environmental impacts.
Theme 5 Our Earth in Space and Time
The origin of the Earth and its place in the universe. Our exploration of planets and stars. The search for meaning in past and present events and the theories that we have developed - from the ‘Big Bang’ to the most recent volcanic eruption. The study of past life on Earth and its meaning, from sequencing geological events in geological mapping to determining the antiquity of the Earth and of the evolution and preservation of life.