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Kazuo Ishiguro
House of Marbles
Posted - 2007.08.17 17:40:00 - [31]
 

Edited by: Kazuo Ishiguro on 17/08/2007 17:39:55
I got this year's results a couple of months ago; second year maths exams at Durham:
  • Algebra & Number Theory: 80%
  • Analysis in Many Variables: 79%
  • Complex Analysis: 83%
  • Linear Algebra: 76%
  • Mathematical Physics: 53%
  • (1/2) Probability: 62%
  • (2/2) Geometric Topology: 67%

Mean: 72.7%. I need 70% overall to get a first, but that year's work only counts for 2/9 of my overall marks.

The last two each took up a term's lectures, and together count as one module. The latter one was mostly about knots; it was quite fun, but drawing endless pieces of string did get a bit tedious. Mathematical physics was a bit unfortunate, but I managed to claw back some marks with a question on tensors.

Araxmas
The Blue Dagger Mercenery Agency
Black Core Alliance
Posted - 2007.08.17 17:54:00 - [32]
 

D law
D product design
E IT


and im going to cambridge to do IT (well anglia ruskin, not the uber posh cambridge)Laughing

thats what I call pwnage.
My IT was disappointing, it was seriously A grade stuff but our teacher was a ****** and didnt know how to use database so we all got screwed on the exam and so that boned us all down to an E (highest anyone got was a D cause of it).


DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.08.17 18:13:00 - [33]
 

Anyone from the UK have a good link that describes your system?

I took so many different subjects in both high school & at University, it's hard for me to grasp this 3 & 4 subject stuff...

Anyways, I graduated High School with a 92.7% 4 year average.

I didn't do as well at University. Finished with a 2.8 GPA (Applied to work at NASA they told me I was too stupid) But I finished with a 3.4 GPA counting just my Mechanical Engineering classes. Chemistry, English (literature crap) & some high end Calculus classes in my first 2 years really hurt my GPA. The transition from high school to my University was tough... Normally 600 kids in your classes when you start, under 100 when you finish after 5 years...

Archilies
The Wild Hunt
Posted - 2007.08.18 03:58:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: DarkMatter
Anyone from the UK have a good link that describes your system?

I took so many different subjects in both high school & at University, it's hard for me to grasp this 3 & 4 subject stuff...

Anyways, I graduated High School with a 92.7% 4 year average.

I didn't do as well at University. Finished with a 2.8 GPA (Applied to work at NASA they told me I was too stupid) But I finished with a 3.4 GPA counting just my Mechanical Engineering classes. Chemistry, English (literature crap) & some high end Calculus classes in my first 2 years really hurt my GPA. The transition from high school to my University was tough... Normally 600 kids in your classes when you start, under 100 when you finish after 5 years...



A levels

Try that.


In short

In the current system, A-levels are graded from A to E, along with a fail grade, U (Unclassified or Ungraded).[8] The raw mark in papers are converted to points on a Uniform Mark Scale (UMS), so that every A-level is out of 600 UMS points, and every AS-level is out of 300. Each grade requires a specific percentage of the UMS points available: 80% is an A grade, 70% is a B grade, 60% is a C grade, 50% is a D grade and 40% is an E grade; anything lower is unclassified (U).


A- 120 points
b- 100 points
c- 80 points
d- 60 points
e- 40 points

So if a university is asking for say 280 points for a degree, in lets say Law, then you will need x2 B's and x1 C. It'll normally be in the form of 3 grades as most normal people take x3 A-levels Razz

Spaced Skunk
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.08.18 16:08:00 - [35]
 

I got 2 distinctions, merit and pass on what ever I was doing before summer.

I know the pass was for JavaScript, but thats meaningless to me. Trying to teach me logical programming on a creative course is beyond me.

Dec V
Minmatar
North Eastern Swat
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.08.18 16:37:00 - [36]
 

Im waiting for my GCSE results next thursday, im terrified cos I took all the higher papers and did awful. I'll open my results and it will spell
F
U
D
G
E

Derovius Vaden
Posted - 2007.08.18 18:01:00 - [37]
 

Originally by: Archilies
Originally by: DarkMatter
Anyone from the UK have a good link that describes your system?

I took so many different subjects in both high school & at University, it's hard for me to grasp this 3 & 4 subject stuff...

Anyways, I graduated High School with a 92.7% 4 year average.

I didn't do as well at University. Finished with a 2.8 GPA (Applied to work at NASA they told me I was too stupid) But I finished with a 3.4 GPA counting just my Mechanical Engineering classes. Chemistry, English (literature crap) & some high end Calculus classes in my first 2 years really hurt my GPA. The transition from high school to my University was tough... Normally 600 kids in your classes when you start, under 100 when you finish after 5 years...



A levels

Try that.


In short

In the current system, A-levels are graded from A to E, along with a fail grade, U (Unclassified or Ungraded).[8] The raw mark in papers are converted to points on a Uniform Mark Scale (UMS), so that every A-level is out of 600 UMS points, and every AS-level is out of 300. Each grade requires a specific percentage of the UMS points available: 80% is an A grade, 70% is a B grade, 60% is a C grade, 50% is a D grade and 40% is an E grade; anything lower is unclassified (U).


A- 120 points
b- 100 points
c- 80 points
d- 60 points
e- 40 points

So if a university is asking for say 280 points for a degree, in lets say Law, then you will need x2 B's and x1 C. It'll normally be in the form of 3 grades as most normal people take x3 A-levels Razz


Your link is broken. You UK people have it damn easy from the looks of things, here in Canada, you need a flat average coming out of High School to get into Post-Secondary. I had to take Physics 30, Chem 30, Math 30, English 30 and Social Studies (History/Economics) 30 in my final year in High School. I ended up with ~76% average (Yeah yeah, I never studied. I was a lazy little bugger). Didn't get my first A in a real course until I actually got into Engg. Most people go the other way.

Jago Kain
Amarr
Ramm's RDI
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2007.08.18 19:17:00 - [38]
 

Originally by: Hellraiza666
U in maths
E in geog
C in graphics Very HappyVery Happy
d in physics


Can I have fries with that please.


Hellraiza666
Viziam
Posted - 2007.08.18 20:02:00 - [39]
 

Originally by: Jago Kain
Originally by: Hellraiza666
U in maths
E in geog
C in graphics Very HappyVery Happy
d in physics


Can I have fries with that please.




Wow you so funny and original Rolling Eyes

Tbh, i only did so bad cause i spent 3/4 of my study leave drunk/hungover/at parties/out with m8s

Jago Kain
Amarr
Ramm's RDI
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2007.08.18 22:03:00 - [40]
 

Originally by: Hellraiza666
Originally by: Takahashi Arran
I got AAAAD and i'm going to Cambridge (St. Catz) to study law Smile
I want to conscript anyone else whose going there into a drink with me :)



You did 5 subjects? why lol?


Possibly because he wants to order fries and not serve them?


An Anarchyyt
Gallente
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2007.08.18 22:08:00 - [41]
 

Edited by: An Anarchyyt on 18/08/2007 22:09:34
Well, the next semester is almost beginning. But, last time:

A - Underwater Photography
B - Non-Traditional Methods
B - Advanced Digital Photo for Art Photography

and over the summer:

C - History of Ceramics - **** is hard
B - Picasso and Modernism.

This is the US by the way, so it helps people decipher.

Treg Valar
Minmatar
Epidemic Technologies
Posted - 2007.08.18 22:14:00 - [42]
 

Doing Scottish Highers-

Physics - A
Chemistry - A
Maths - B
History - B
English - B

Lord Zoran
Destructive Influence
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2007.08.18 22:37:00 - [43]
 

Originally by: Jago Kain
Originally by: Hellraiza666
U in maths
E in geog
C in graphics Very HappyVery Happy
d in physics


Can I have fries with that please.




now your takin the **** for no reason..... if anthing it just shows he has a life Very Happy or plays eve a lot or is a forum ***** Laughing anyway as you can see i got worse results than him and it didnt affect my future, i can still do what courses i like and tbh i've just had a slack year or 2 Laughing who wouldve thought a few years ago i was predicted all A's in gcse Laughing

Patch86
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2007.08.18 22:52:00 - [44]
 

Originally by: DarkMatter
Anyone from the UK have a good link that describes your system?

I took so many different subjects in both high school & at University, it's hard for me to grasp this 3 & 4 subject stuff...

Anyways, I graduated High School with a 92.7% 4 year average.

I didn't do as well at University. Finished with a 2.8 GPA (Applied to work at NASA they told me I was too stupid) But I finished with a 3.4 GPA counting just my Mechanical Engineering classes. Chemistry, English (literature crap) & some high end Calculus classes in my first 2 years really hurt my GPA. The transition from high school to my University was tough... Normally 600 kids in your classes when you start, under 100 when you finish after 5 years...



Generally (it can vary):

First you do your GCSE's in Secondary School, being your first useful qualifications. You sit all the National Curriculum subjects (English, Maths, the Sciences, a foreign language, and so forth) plus a few extras that you choose.

If you get good enough GCSE's, you then go to College (or some times stay on at a sixth-form in your school) to do your A Levels (and a few interchangeable qualifications, such as GNVQ's and BTEC's, for vocational and overly artsy subjects). Most people do 3 to 5 A Levels, all chosen.

If you get good enough A Levels, you go to University (or sometimes do it by proxy at a College- don't ask) to do a Degree. Most Degrees are single subject, although some have secondary, unrelated "modules" (My GF does a Psychology Degree, but did a Philosophy module on top).


That explain it?

Cal5
Federal Defence Union
Posted - 2007.08.18 23:56:00 - [45]
 

Originally by: Jago Kain
Can I have fries with that please.



Bellend.

Derovius Vaden
Posted - 2007.08.19 00:43:00 - [46]
 

Originally by: Jago Kain
Originally by: Hellraiza666
U in maths
E in geog
C in graphics Very HappyVery Happy
d in physics


Can I have fries with that please.




Let us see your marks, dear Jago, before you put yourself in a position to insult and judge others. People like you think that attempting to hide your own faults behind those of others will somehow make them disappear; sadly, this is not the case. All you do is bring attention to yourself and that which you fear redicule over.

Show some restraint, so that others may show you the same.

Jago Kain
Amarr
Ramm's RDI
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2007.08.19 02:04:00 - [47]
 

Originally by: Cal5
Originally by: Jago Kain
Can I have fries with that please.



Bellend.


Right back atcha.

That's the sum total of your wit and eloquence is it?

I don't mind being flamed, but at least make some kind of an effort to be funny with it.

4/10 Not your best work. See me after school.

Jago Kain
Amarr
Ramm's RDI
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2007.08.19 02:46:00 - [48]
 

Originally by: Derovius Vaden
Originally by: Jago Kain
Originally by: Hellraiza666
U in maths
E in geog
C in graphics Very HappyVery Happy
d in physics


Can I have fries with that please.




Let us see your marks, dear Jago, before you put yourself in a position to insult and judge others. People like you think that attempting to hide your own faults behind those of others will somehow make them disappear; sadly, this is not the case. All you do is bring attention to yourself and that which you fear redicule over.

Show some restraint, so that others may show you the same.


Hmm... let's see.

I have a CSE in Woodwork and another in Biology... so if you want your cat welding, I'm your man. (blatantly stolen from Alexi Sayle, sometime in the 80's).

Actually, to tell the truth, I have no qualifications whatsoever. Not one. Not even a CSE in woodwork. Is this a problem? Does this make me stupid or uneducated?

I could lie and tell you I have 10 O'levels and 5 A'levels all at grades A or B and you'd never know the difference, but the truth is I really couldn't care less and don't see the point in lying when the truth is often far more amusing.

What faults exactly do you think I am hiding? And what faults of Hellraiza666's do you think I'm trying to hide behind? Are you saying that poor grades are a fault?

What exactly do you mean by "People like you"? How well can you know me from my forum posts?

You accuse me of judging people when this is exactly what you are doing to both Hellraiza666 and myself.

I put it to you Sir, that you saw a chance to draw attention to your opinion and you took it. Not that I'm complaining; that would be hypocritical of me if I'm doing it too... wouldn't it?

As for bringing attention to myself; why else would I be posting in a public forum? I like my opinion, and I post to amuse myself and others with a similar sense of humour (I believe that there are still a few out there somewhere). Do you think for an instant that a little mediocre flaming from "People like you" will deter me?

I throw a standard (quite funny and relevant too I thought) punchline into an e-peen preening thread on the subject of qualifications and suddenly folk think I'm the EVE answer to Charles Manson. Let's ask a question...

Does anybody remember laughter?

I think I show commendable restraint a lot of the time. If this is reciprocated or not matters not a jot to me... feel free to be as unrestrained as you like. Within EULA limits of course... so... that's not very unrestrained at all is it? Oh well, forget I said that Laughing

As for "redicule"(sic), I'm not sure what that is. Perhaps you meant "ridicule"? In which case, I am firmly on the same side of the line as Stewart Goddard... In fact I'm Adamant Rolling Eyes

All together now...

/sings "Redicule(sic) is nothing to be scared of".


Mark666
Ichirin
Posted - 2007.08.19 04:45:00 - [49]
 

Err, right.

Anyway, I got an ABCD (AS) in Law, History, English lit, and English Language. With retakes I'm pretty sure of making it an AAB (dropping language).


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