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Christoph
16-08-2006, 23:28:06
Wish me luck because i'll need it!

Asher
16-08-2006, 23:36:03
You ought to fail based on the thread title alone.

Venom
17-08-2006, 02:12:30
No test can measure what kind of failure you are.

Kitsuki
17-08-2006, 06:33:12
You would need that luck when you sat the exams. Now there is nothing you can do lucky or unlucky.... :o

Koshko
17-08-2006, 06:43:40
You just failed at life.

notyoueither
17-08-2006, 07:14:45
Originally posted by Kitsuki
You would need that luck when you sat the exams. Now there is nothing you can do lucky or unlucky.... :o

He could pray for a massive computer glitch that leads to him being enrolled in and paid for 8 years at Oxford or Cambridge.

Of course, such a glitch would likely result from a massive overload led on from the obliteration of most of London to a medium sized bomb supplied to malcontents by a foreign government.

Always look on the bright side of life...

Gary
17-08-2006, 07:15:47
Maybe not. you can't tell that the cat is dead until you open the box, er I mean tell the exam results until you open the envelope :)

Kitsuki
17-08-2006, 07:59:02
That cat is already dead, dammit.

King_Ghidra
17-08-2006, 10:22:23
Originally posted by Asher
You ought to fail based on the thread title alone.

:lol:

MattHiggs
17-08-2006, 11:40:14
I've been handing out A-Level results all morning. Fun........

Oerdin
17-08-2006, 15:29:43
Originally posted by Venom
No test can measure what kind of failure you are.

QFT

King_Ghidra
17-08-2006, 15:38:01
no follow-up post from christoph today.

read into that what you will

Kitsuki
17-08-2006, 15:49:44
He did shit?

Tizzy
17-08-2006, 15:54:35
He's either passed everything and drunk himself into a coma or failed everything and drunk himself into a coma.

MattHiggs
17-08-2006, 16:19:15
MMMMmmmm drunk coma! :beer:

Asher
17-08-2006, 16:45:04
In 9 hours I write my last university exam. :gasmaske:

Japher
17-08-2006, 16:52:36
in 8 hours I... will probably be drunk, if all goes according to plan.

Colon
17-08-2006, 16:54:26
In 7 hours I'll be suffering from insomnia.

Cruddy
17-08-2006, 20:45:58
Originally posted by Asher
In 9 hours I write my last university exam. :gasmaske:

What, no Masters?

I'm joking. Best wishes.

Sir Penguin
17-08-2006, 21:29:50
In 8 hours I will be going to bed.

SP

Nav
18-08-2006, 11:19:08
In 7 hours I will be contemplating where the last 7 hours went...

Drekkus
18-08-2006, 11:26:35
In 6 hours, my weekend will begin.

Cruddy
18-08-2006, 14:46:29
Well, no post, so I guess Christoph failed and decided to slash his wrists.

Japher
18-08-2006, 14:50:48


failure... why he even bothered trying in the first place, is beyond me.

King_Ghidra
18-08-2006, 14:51:30
the system made him do it

Japher
18-08-2006, 14:52:43
damn you system!!!!!

this is clearly the work of teh terrorists!

C.G.B. Spender
18-08-2006, 14:53:05
In 6 hours it will be earlier

Japher
18-08-2006, 14:58:44
in 5 hours my maturity level will be exactly equal to 0

C.G.B. Spender
18-08-2006, 15:04:44
you mean it's raising?

Japher
18-08-2006, 15:05:10
rising?

Colon
18-08-2006, 15:15:05
Rinsing?

Japher
18-08-2006, 15:16:45
reisling

C.G.B. Spender
18-08-2006, 15:16:52
raisins

Drekkus
18-08-2006, 15:20:16
It's raisin men, hallelujah!

Christoph
19-08-2006, 18:07:25
I AM ALIVE

Just been out partying for 2 days solid and have just got home, very tired

I got a B and a C, and 97% in Cisco CCNA.

Quite pleased with those

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-08-2006, 18:09:07
What the bloody hell is "Cisco CCNA"? And what subjects were the B and C in?

Christoph
19-08-2006, 18:10:32
Google cisco ccna

B in photography, and C in film studies (which i never went to)

Cruddy
19-08-2006, 18:29:27
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
What the bloody hell is "Cisco CCNA"? And what subjects were the B and C in?

VERY handy qualification in computer networking.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-08-2006, 18:42:17
Those aren't qualifications. They're hobbies.

Christoph
19-08-2006, 18:47:47
heh, yeah, but CISCO CCNA is

Asher
19-08-2006, 18:48:37
Originally posted by Cruddy
VERY handy qualification in computer networking.

I've never heard of it before, but then again I don't think any certifications are any good unless all you want to market yourself as labour instead of a valued employee.

I have zero certifications, and I've never been asked if I have one.

Christoph
19-08-2006, 18:52:15
But you're old

mr_G
19-08-2006, 19:34:47
i'm not OLD
jesjes

C.G.B. Spender
19-08-2006, 20:14:40
but you have zero qualifications

Cruddy
19-08-2006, 20:47:46
Originally posted by Asher


I have zero certifications,

Apart from being an insufferable ignorant bastard you mean?

Asher
19-08-2006, 20:59:00
Insufferable, yes; ignorant, no.

Ignorant people get certifications as all it shows is you can perform menial labour with technology -- not that you're a bright thinker or anywhere remotely non-expendable to a company.

That's why certified people do crap jobs with crap pay.

Cruddy
19-08-2006, 21:27:37
Originally posted by Asher
Insufferable, yes; ignorant, no.



oWN GOAL. You're so fucking ignorant you don't know what it means, never mind what it's worth.

One day maybe you'll find out what a worthless shit you really are in human terms.

Nah, probably not. You have no value ideas of people whatsoever.

No wonder people treat you like shit. Because you treat everybody else like shit.

And I did try to be nice to you in this thread. What a waste of time that was.

Fuck you, fuck your family, fuck your career, fuck your life, fuck your significant other, fuck your worthless ideas, fuck your fucked up values system.

Your parents no doubt are ashamed of you. A pity they didn't abort you and save the rest of humanity an awful lot of pain.

EDIT: Damn these meds. Glad I'm off them on Sunday.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-08-2006, 21:49:18
What a load of crap. That was a 100-0, not an own goal.

Christoph
19-08-2006, 21:49:19
And congratulations Christoph for good results too, don't forget about that!

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-08-2006, 21:50:33
I want to do these new things being passed off as A levels. I think I'll do Curry Studies.

Christoph
19-08-2006, 21:51:49
Film studies is media studies, with less books

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-08-2006, 21:53:32
This isn't education, is it? How much chance do you think you'd have with an A level syllabus from 15-20 years ago?

*End Is Forever*
19-08-2006, 21:55:22
They do an A-level in photography? :shoot:

Christoph
19-08-2006, 21:56:41
I'd be working in the mines probably

The only reason i took those 2 subjects is so i could do the Cisco course.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-08-2006, 22:01:28
Come on then- what do you study in A level photography?

Tripod erection? The ethics of red-eye reduction?

Christoph
19-08-2006, 22:37:07
No, just how to become a professional photographer, darkroom stuff. We do the same art exam as A Level art students

fp
19-08-2006, 23:42:28
Originally posted by Cruddy
oWN GOAL. You're so fucking ignorant you don't know what it means, never mind what it's worth.

One day maybe you'll find out what a worthless shit you really are in human terms.

Nah, probably not. You have no value ideas of people whatsoever.

No wonder people treat you like shit. Because you treat everybody else like shit.

And I did try to be nice to you in this thread. What a waste of time that was.

Fuck you, fuck your family, fuck your career, fuck your life, fuck your significant other, fuck your worthless ideas, fuck your fucked up values system.

Your parents no doubt are ashamed of you. A pity they didn't abort you and save the rest of humanity an awful lot of pain.

EDIT: Damn these meds. Glad I'm off them on Sunday.

Translation: Cruddy has one of these Cisco ccna things. Whatever the fuck they are.

Oerdin
19-08-2006, 23:52:48
It takes the UK to make the American education system look good.

I had thought that could never be done. Thank you, UK.

Colon
20-08-2006, 00:38:03
I've come to believe that every education system in the world sucks.

fp
20-08-2006, 00:39:37
And we are the proof.

notyoueither
20-08-2006, 00:40:41
Or poof(s).

Christoph
20-08-2006, 00:43:04
Originally posted by fp
Translation: Cruddy has one of these Cisco ccna things. Whatever the fuck they are.

They're hard

notyoueither
20-08-2006, 02:10:21
How fit are they?

Asher
20-08-2006, 03:57:10
Originally posted by Cruddy
oWN GOAL. You're so fucking ignorant you don't know what it means, never mind what it's worth.

One day maybe you'll find out what a worthless shit you really are in human terms.

Nah, probably not. You have no value ideas of people whatsoever.

No wonder people treat you like shit. Because you treat everybody else like shit.

And I did try to be nice to you in this thread. What a waste of time that was.

Fuck you, fuck your family, fuck your career, fuck your life, fuck your significant other, fuck your worthless ideas, fuck your fucked up values system.

Your parents no doubt are ashamed of you. A pity they didn't abort you and save the rest of humanity an awful lot of pain.

EDIT: Damn these meds. Glad I'm off them on Sunday.

This is why those Cisco certs are useless -- even with you you're still clearly a fuckwit. :bouncmsk:

Vincent
20-08-2006, 05:33:10
but you don't need a certificate to be one

lightblue
20-08-2006, 08:17:44
Well done.

That said... I think the English post-16 system can use some work (talking as a teacher). Personally I like the International Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Drekkus
20-08-2006, 10:39:04
So he got a B and a C for his A levels? Easy as 1, 2, 3, I say.

Nav
21-08-2006, 10:10:26
Originally posted by *End Is Forever*
They do an A-level in photography? :shoot: So you saying that people shouldnt be allowed to study photography at A-level? Is it Art next? Bloody conservative. :rolleyes:

Tizzy
21-08-2006, 10:15:34
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I think I'll do Curry Studies.

Funko's been studying that for years.

Beta1
21-08-2006, 11:36:08
Originally posted by lightblue
Well done.

That said... I think the English post-16 system can use some work (talking as a teacher). Personally I like the International Baccalaureate or equivalent.

i take it that means you made it though too. Excellent.

Got yourself a job for september?

I would quite like to do A-level photography. I dont really have a problem with it as a subject - if you can do an A level quailfication in art as a way of going into either art school or one of the various design type courses then theres as much reason to do photography as a entry to further training.

Not quite so sure about film studies...

Well done anyway chris

Christoph
21-08-2006, 18:14:04
ta

lightblue
21-08-2006, 21:12:51
Originally posted by Beta1
i take it that means you made it though too. Excellent.

Got yourself a job for september?

I would quite like to do A-level photography. I dont really have a problem with it as a subject - if you can do an A level quailfication in art as a way of going into either art school or one of the various design type courses then theres as much reason to do photography as a entry to further training.

Not quite so sure about film studies...

Well done anyway chris

Yup got a job, shame it's in peterborough :p Nah, it's alright, lots of EFL kids though, will see how it goes.

Oerdin
21-08-2006, 23:18:30
Originally posted by Nav
Bloody conservative. :rolleyes:

Next thing you know he'll be elected to a town council.

JM^3
22-08-2006, 03:02:40
After reading about your A levels.. how could you fail your A levels?

JM

notyoueither
22-08-2006, 06:02:11
You could probably fail most tests by writing an admission as a serial killer, with details, in an essay section.

JM^3
22-08-2006, 06:23:30
Lol, maybe not creative writing?

JM

Beta1
22-08-2006, 08:33:55
Originally posted by lightblue
Yup got a job, shame it's in peterborough :p Nah, it's alright, lots of EFL kids though, will see how it goes.

LOL, trained in a school like that, good luck!

I'm working in redditch, nice school with good facilities, going to be a nice change after the hell hole that was my second placement school. Shame the money is crap out here.

Funko
22-08-2006, 08:37:03
EFL?

Beta1
22-08-2006, 08:56:38
English as a Foreign Language - imagine teaching MrG

zmama
22-08-2006, 09:33:26
But but that would be jolly!

Kitsuki
22-08-2006, 09:42:11
Originally posted by Nav
So you saying that people shouldnt be allowed to study photography at A-level? Is it Art next? Bloody conservative. :rolleyes:

I kind of agree with Iain.

As far as I know and believe, A levels and other academic qualifications should be academic in nature... Photography clearly isn't an academic qualification, but a skill. The education system should seperate the two types of learning in my opinion. (By that token Art is an academic subject - it's as much about interpreting artwork and it's meaning as practical creation of art.)

mr_G
22-08-2006, 09:47:41
Originally posted by Beta1
English as a Foreign Language - imagine teaching MrG that will teach him

lightblue
22-08-2006, 10:30:42
Well if it was Dutch it'd be easy (being a Dutchie myself), but it's polish, lithuanian and czech which aren't my strong languages ;)

*End Is Forever*
22-08-2006, 11:30:45
Originally posted by Nav
So you saying that people shouldnt be allowed to study photography at A-level? Is it Art next? Bloody conservative. :rolleyes:

Funny, the person who has been most scathing on this thread has been Laz, but you chose to ignore his comments. Does that make him a Conservative? I shudder to think what his reaction would be if you suggested that...

Funko
22-08-2006, 11:34:14
It was a typo, he's actually studying pornography.

mr_G
22-08-2006, 11:35:58
like those ppl in sweden last night, funniest late news evah!!!!

Funko
22-08-2006, 11:37:36
Was just reading about them!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5273706.stm

mr_G
22-08-2006, 11:39:20
:lol: great minds!!!

"It must not happen again," he added.

King_Ghidra
22-08-2006, 11:50:37
A producer quickly spotted the sex scenes

10/10 for him

mr_G
22-08-2006, 11:54:39
"It lasted no more than 30 seconds - only during the first item on the midnight news on Saturday." show off!!

Drekkus
22-08-2006, 13:57:55
SchwYng!!!!

Funko
23-08-2006, 15:23:30
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/5277556.stm

Pupils are being advised to avoid taking certain A-level subjects if they want to get places at top universities.

Cambridge University and the London School of Economics (LSE) say traditional subjects offer the best preparation for study at degree level.

Subjects less favoured by the two institutions include accounting, business studies, film studies, media studies and travel and tourism.

Cambridge said it was giving "explicit" advice on subjects for the first time.

Informally, it has been left to teachers or savvy parents to advise post-GCSE candidates on what subjects carried most weight at A-level.

But Cambridge is now issuing a list of less suitable A-levels in its online prospectus, saying too many applicants are not getting appropriate advice.

Funko
23-08-2006, 15:25:20
This is a bit shocking from LSE:

"Similarly, an A-level or equivalent in your first language may not be counted," the prospectus says.

So they aren't counting A-Level English? Interesting!

Funko
23-08-2006, 15:28:45
Or do they mean A Level French wouldn't count if it was French as a foriegn language and you are French...

Oerdin
23-08-2006, 15:39:33
Originally posted by Beta1
English as a Foreign Language - imagine teaching MrG

In the civilized world we call that ESL - English as a Second Language.

King_Ghidra
23-08-2006, 15:47:55
I thik it was established previously that you have no official national language, so that would account for the categorisation difference

lightblue
23-08-2006, 15:53:36
It surprises me that LSE doesn't want business studies ;)

Kitsuki
23-08-2006, 15:54:22
Its maths / economics lite.

Funko
23-08-2006, 15:55:18
Originally posted by Oerdin
In the civilized world we call that ESL - English as a Second Language.

I thought you lived in the US?

Kitsuki
23-08-2006, 15:56:37
I will quote Homer (Simpson) -

"I'm not going to learn English, when will I ever go to England!?"

Sir Penguin
23-08-2006, 17:01:30
Originally posted by Oerdin
In the civilized world we call that ESL - English as a Second Language.
No, in the civilized word we call it EFL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOEFL

SP

Christoph
23-08-2006, 21:19:26
Originally posted by Kitsuki
(By that token Art is an academic subject - it's as much about interpreting artwork and it's meaning as practical creation of art.)

Same with photography, that's part of the course. It's an art course!

*End Is Forever*
23-08-2006, 21:46:51
Then why not study Art? It's like taking an a-level in pythagoras' theorum.

Asher
23-08-2006, 22:08:18
SP, it's called ESL in Calgary and Toronto at least...

Cruddy
23-08-2006, 23:36:48
Probably because Canada is officially bilingual.

fp
24-08-2006, 06:38:44
Calling it ESL is rather presumptious. What if English is their third or fourth language?

Asher
24-08-2006, 07:52:47
Then they should have no problems, as they've learned the basics involved in learning additional languages.

The second language is the hardest.

Funko
24-08-2006, 08:03:24
But the phrase ESL is still more innacurate. Time to move to the better phrase EFL.

*End Is Forever*
24-08-2006, 10:48:39
They could both be inaccurate. Quite a few EFL/ESL students will be first-generation immigrants.

Sir Penguin
24-08-2006, 16:36:55
English as a Supplementary Language?

To be fair, a lot of people still use "ESL" around here, too, but I go to a University with a large Asian population, and the language tests and programs use "EFL."

SP

Gibsie
24-08-2006, 17:49:12
It's quite unfortunate that I had to do A levels in proper subjects like maths and chemistry all those years ago, whereas today's scum get to study "subjects" like wallpaper design and sky watching.

fp
24-08-2006, 17:56:38
Don't forget Naval Gazing.

*End Is Forever*
24-08-2006, 18:07:19
Horizon-Scanning

Beta1
24-08-2006, 18:36:24
In my schools its always been EAL - english as an additional language.

Sir Penguin
25-08-2006, 16:10:41
Bloody PC Brits.

SP

Christoph
25-08-2006, 21:04:46
I want to be a PC when I grow up, then I can say in bed "UPGRADE ME" without turning the girls off completely.

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-08-2006, 09:25:42
Originally posted by Funko

So they aren't counting A-Level English? Interesting!

I have an A-Level in English Language, in addition to English Literature.

C.G.B. Spender
26-08-2006, 10:31:38
What does the A stand for in your A-level?

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-08-2006, 13:01:36
Arsehole.

Beta1
26-08-2006, 14:20:46
Advanced, as opposed to the old Ordinary levels.

Oerdin
26-08-2006, 15:03:57
So it is like a student taking an Advanced Placement (AP) class in the US?

Beta1
26-08-2006, 15:28:16
its the equivelent of whatever your lot do just before they go to college.

Sir Penguin
26-08-2006, 15:59:25
Dick around for two months?

SP

Christoph
26-08-2006, 18:23:58
LOL

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-08-2006, 18:40:26
Extend that to "Dick about for two years" and you've got a new A-Level syllabus, it seems.

Christoph
26-08-2006, 18:50:35
heh, yep

Do you want to know what courses I'm doing this year? I'm carrying on with CISCO CCNA, I'm doing an IT Essentials course, just for another qualification. Doing NVQ Level 3 in IT, and a technitions course. Should all be pretty easy, as I know most of it already.

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-08-2006, 19:03:14
What's "technitions"?

Christoph
26-08-2006, 19:16:49
Oh fuck off, I made a spelling error, BIG FUCKING DEAL

Christoph
26-08-2006, 19:17:26
And if you can't work out what that means you need to just DIE

Sir Penguin
27-08-2006, 03:19:17
Techs don't need to spell. They barely even need to read.

SP

Christoph
27-08-2006, 19:06:42
aye truth

notyoueither
27-08-2006, 19:27:56
Originally posted by Beta1
its the equivelent of whatever your lot do just before they go to college.

I don't think there is a good equivalent in Canada or the US, from what I've heard.

notyoueither
27-08-2006, 19:28:28
Oh, sorry, there is. It's first year courses at Uni.

Beta1
28-08-2006, 00:11:41
:lol:

Funko
29-08-2006, 08:30:35
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I have an A-Level in English Language, in addition to English Literature.

More Antifunko stuff. I have an A level in Maths in addtion to Further Maths.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
29-08-2006, 08:34:19
I have an A level in german language and literature, maths, latin, english, history and geography.

Well, may not be "A levels".

Funko
29-08-2006, 08:39:47
Probably harder. ;)

Beta1
29-08-2006, 08:46:23
Originally posted by notyoueither
Oh, sorry, there is. It's first year courses at Uni.

still however wierd the american system I still think we should steal the idea of publishing the exam percentile score as well as the grade.

notyoueither
30-08-2006, 01:47:25
At uni, or in high school?

It's not quite as bad as it sounds.

Each department will have its own 'intro to' course, like world history or general chemistry. Majors in that department have to take that course and it may be a prereq for some other courses. Meanwhile they may be taking other courses in the same department.

Speaking with students from Europe, they were often a bit miffed that they had to take certain courses that amounted to duplicating what they already had done in their last year of 'high school'. They also tended to be put out by requirements to take a few courses in different faculties, other languages, and what not.

It amounted to the harder curriculum in parts of Europe better preparing them for university and they felt slowed down by what our universities had to teach for the masses of local students.

At the same time, I am under the impression there is less streaming here. So many graduates of our high schools might be expected to have a more versatile general education. Don't know if that's true though.

Funko
30-08-2006, 08:22:11
Having seen it from the other side, some US students who came to study here, they really struggled in the first year but generally managed to catch up by the start of the second year. Even back then though the universities here were finding (in science at least) they had to put in place more basic catch up courses to get people who'd taken exams with different exam boards up to the same level.

Their 'general education' was probably about the same, and as varied as our GCSEs (but obviously more American centric in things like history) but without the more specialist A-Level training, which is the last two years of school 16-18. I did 2 maths a levels which covered enough maths for me to not need to go to a maths lecture for 2 years... I didn't go to any maths in the third year either but somehow managed to still pass the course.

It is very unusual here to take courses outside your core degree subject, although there are a lot of mixed discipline degrees.

lightblue
30-08-2006, 10:16:01
A-level isn't that specialised. I did the International Baccalaureate (i.e. 35 hours of lessons, and equivalent of 6 A- levels with other things like philosophy and pe attached).

When I went to Uni my theoretical knowledge from my school meant I didn't have to any work at all in the 1st year whereas 20% of the English educated people dropped out because it was too hard. My main deficiency was in the practical skills as I had not done an awful lot of that.

JM^3
30-08-2006, 10:20:02
We have IB here also.

Generally the order is, normal classes<AP classes<IB

I did not have the opportunitiy to take IB. I have heard that it is harder then first year courses at many schools.

Here our first year courses are of a different sort than the more speciaized courses which are taken the last 3 years. They are more general for one.

Jon Miller

Funko
30-08-2006, 10:35:37
Originally posted by lightblue
A-level isn't that specialised. I did the International Baccalaureate (i.e. 35 hours of lessons, and equivalent of 6 A- levels with other things like philosophy and pe attached).

When I went to Uni my theoretical knowledge from my school meant I didn't have to any work at all in the 1st year whereas 20% of the English educated people dropped out because it was too hard. My main deficiency was in the practical skills as I had not done an awful lot of that.

Specialised only means it focuses on only a few subjects, doesn't say anything about the level it takes them to. ;)

IB seems to take a lot more subjects to the same kind of level as A-Level.

Drekkus
30-08-2006, 10:51:46
Christ, are you still on about those stupid levels???

lightblue
30-08-2006, 11:11:17
From my experience of both sides (IB as a pupil, A level as a teacher), IB is harder in a single subject as well as deeper over more subjects.

The main difference is that I had 35 50minute lessons a week + 1-1.5hr per lesson out of school, whereas A-level is about 16 hours in school + 16-24hours out of school. So you're bound to get more in an IB than A-levels.

Funko
30-08-2006, 11:21:55
16-24 hours out of school for a-level? :lol:

I did less than an hour a night probably.

JM^3
30-08-2006, 11:26:11
BWT, common anyone who pushes themselves (I think) is something like what I did.. normal classes (first 2 years, starting AP in the 2nd), AP classes (3rd year), and classes at a local community college (or university if you can set that up) for the 4th year.

I wasn't really behind the other physicists. One thing is that a 'normal' student here, in a decent program, takes 5 years to get an engineering or physics degree.

JM

Funko
30-08-2006, 11:28:29
3 years here.

JM^3
30-08-2006, 11:32:12
I did 3 years for a 'normal' physics degree, and a 4th year for an Honors.

Here, many students who follow the 'normal' path, don't take calculus in highschool, and so have to spend the first year taking that. Then they start on the physics major sequence on their second year.

Jon Miller

JM^3
30-08-2006, 11:33:26
One thing I noticed about here versus England, is the people from England generally had almost no lab experience. Here, quite a bit of labs are required, and in some places advanced labs are required.

Jon Miller

Funko
30-08-2006, 11:42:00
I did loads of labs... not sure what it's like now.

mr_G
30-08-2006, 11:53:17
don't mention your lab dance maaik

King_Ghidra
30-08-2006, 11:55:36
thank god i finished eating

Funko
30-08-2006, 12:16:45
huh?

Beta1
30-08-2006, 13:36:14
seemed like I was never out of a lab - final year was labs three days a week 9-5.

lightblue - hows the preparation for next term going?

JM^3
30-08-2006, 13:37:12
Maybe it was just the peoples I knew course work.

But Beta1, I didn't know you did physics?

JM

lightblue
30-08-2006, 13:58:17
Not just physicists that have a lab :) I did similar in molecular biology in uni.

Prep is going alright, though I still don't have a timetable. Only weird thing I know is that they expect to teach some GCSE maths as well. Bottom set yr10 woohoo!

JM^3
30-08-2006, 15:44:39
Well, it is well known that most chemists and biologists spend a lot more time in a lab then physicists.. so I would say that they don't count.

I was talking about physics, not other fields of scientific endeavor.

JM

Beta1
30-08-2006, 15:55:04
not done a massive amount of preparation myself - probably get the first week sorted out this week and then see how it goes.

In other words by week 2 I'll be up there making it up as I go along again!

On the other hand I've jsut found a neat way of making DNA out of kiwi fruit so I might give that a go with my year 11.

Got a couple of bottom year 10s myself. Oh Joy.