So I'm an Ausfag, 2016, year 11 in few weeks.High achiever, straight A's in all subjects. Next year doing Math b&c aswell as physics. I know the jump to year 11 is huge, what I want to know is, how hard is the calculus side of year 11? Australians Pease respond!
I'm going into year 12 this year. The difference between maths b and c in year 11 is insane, if you're any good you should be able to achieve close to perfect marks in maths b without study but in order to do well in maths c you'll need to work.
Just check it out, AMC. Didn't do that per say. But our school did a group math comp with other school which I was in. And we came 3rd /18. Which isn't bad, seeing as we lost to schools 5x our size and private school fags
Straight A student through till year 10, never studied just done the class work. Averaged C's in year 11 & 12 cause i got my license and started wagging to go to the beach instead of school.
Done a trade and now 24 coming into my second year of an engineering degree. The math really isn't that hard. I don't think i could of done it in year 11 and 12 because i didn't study or do my home work outside of school. But if you're willing to put in the few extra hours a week (or fortnight) when you feel a little behind or stumped you wont have any issues.
Enjoy your >90 ATAR.
http://www.vtextbook.com/?p=watch&subject=10 (vTextbook is down at the moment, but bookmark it and check in Feb or so because it is really good and will land you very high marks).
>cos all the teachers saying the next 2 years gonna be hell
Everyone says that, and they're sort of right. What makes it hell is if you are extremely keen on getting into a certain course at a specific Uni that requires a decent ATAR. You don't really have that kind of stress at Uni and you'll certainly notice this if you decide to go to Uni in that many people who were some of the top people in year 12 go into cruise control because that incentive is gone. The content itself isn't that bad, and in fact I really like the way many subjects are run. Just try not to overthink shit. I remember during year 12 Bio I was panicking thinking they would ask details about the electron transport chain and all these other stupid specifics. Exam rolled around and a lot of it was just glossing over content or just asking you to interpret something.
Be sure to keep on top of shit and regularly revise and refine your notes. The maths and science units are very content heavy so you don't want to be caught out in October realising you barely know anything because you will quite simply be fucked. Use year 11 as a practise run to test different study techniques. I personally got a great deal of use out of flash cards and they can work for almost any subject from Legal to Bio to motherfucking Classical Studies.
Also, in year 12 do a shitload of practice exams. I help out a bit at my old high school and this is something I tell every single year 12 student. Do a shitload. With every subject. Especially maths and English. Maths are the same shit every year pretty much and writing three essays on bullshit in three hours does not come naturally to most people. Key to success in year=Repetition.
I should note that vTextbook is VCE-oriented, but it's basically the same shit or similar to what is taught in the other states (I'm guessing you're from Queensland or something if you're doing maths B and C). From what I've heard, VCE is one of the harder of the HSCs in the country anyway so it might be good to look at it.
The only reason for a straight A student to lose their grip and begin performing bad in senior years is if you burnout and stop doing the work.
Now that i'm at uni the workload and difficulty is much much higher than that of high school and double that of the senior years. So far i've had nothing but high distinctions and distinctions. You're obviously smart, its just a matter of remaining focused
In Victoria they're called differently. There is Gen A, which is the easiest, and Methods and Gen B, which are about the same difficulty (I found Methods to be easier). You can't do Gen B without doing Methods at the same time (or previously in year 10 if your school provides it). Gen B leads into Specialist Maths which is the hardest maths subject in VCE. In order to do Specialist you have to do Methods as well, like how it works in year 11.. Gen A leads into Further Maths, which you can do in year 11 if you want. You learn calculus in Methods year 11, and you use some of those skills in Gen B with a kinematics unit, but all of the theory is in Methods. In terms of the difficulty, I think this (see picture) will be the hardest question you might find). I hope this answers your question.
Similar to QLD system. Math A easiest in which you will receive an op. B hard, C hardest. Can't do C without B. As for the pic you posted, I notice that it's an Integral equation. But I have no idea where to start Integrating it
Not an aussie, but dude even hard calculus is not that difficult to learn. Just don't use the garbage kiddy books they give you, and don't accept the low-ass expectations everyone in the standardized system has for you and all your peers. Read Lang's calculus and just Google difficult integrals and try to do them. It's really nothing you can't do if you just try a little bit.
>Now that i'm at uni the workload and difficulty is much much higher than that of high school and double that of the senior years.
This. I need to learn for one (!) class more for my whole High School/'Oberstufen' exams all together. Bragging about grades is just bleh.