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    Did anyone else do OCR MEI further maths? If so, which modules did you take?
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    If you don't mind me asking, what course is he applying for?


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    Games art design/Games design.

    He started off being interested in CompSci but as he relaxed at college, his artistic side came through a little more and he rediscovered art and that CompSci was no longer his main interest.

    He also loves political history, researches them in his own time and then writes up his findings and thinks nothing of doing 5000 words in one go...for no reason at all apart from that he enjoys it. No idea where he finds the time to be honest, he has a phenomenal work rate churning out thousands of words a week, playing computer games and using game engines to do games, studying, researching political history and then going mad on his graphic tablet doing art work.

    He thinks sleep is for the weak, alcohol is for idiots and socialising can wait until he has got his degree.
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    Games art design/Games design.

    He started off being interested in CompSci but as he relaxed at college, his artistic side came through a little more and he rediscovered art and that CompSci was no longer his main interest.

    He also loves political history, researches them in his own time and then writes up his findings and thinks nothing of doing 5000 words in one go...for no reason at all apart from that he enjoys it. No idea where he finds the time to be honest, he has a phenomenal work rate churning out thousands of words a week, playing computer games and using game engines to do games, studying, researching political history and then going mad on his graphic tablet doing art work.

    He thinks sleep is for the weak, alcohol is for idiots and socialising can wait until he has got his degree.
    You must be a proud parent
    I truelly hope his dreams and ambitions come true. All the best for his future.

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    A very proud parent. It's been a long road with very many low points but the last 2 years have been amazing....we are just waiting for the opportunity now to shove his results up the nose of his former high school staff to prove a point. I spent so many years telling them he had potential and that he should be moved out of the lower (very disruptive) classes where he couldn't concentrate or cope but all I got in response was the "Poor deluded parent" look from the staff.

    I knew he was bright when he wanted maths questions thrown at him when he was was very small to calm him down, most children like sweets to keep them quiet, he liked maths problems to solve. He could verbalise numbers before normal words (he could only put 2 words together at the age of 6). Got to a point though that it was getting a little dangerous, he expected them when I was driving as going to unfamiliar places freaked him out but not simple 1 or 2 stage questions, more like 10 or 15 stage questions and I was having to work them out at the same time as thinking them up and driving!

    It was high school which ruined his love of maths, he pretty much gave up in year 7 although I am hopeful he will come back to it like he did his artwork (which he also stopped in year 7) just over a year ago.
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    (Original post by Crazysue1)

    He thinks sleep is for the weak
    You must be so proud
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    (Original post by Crazysue1)
    A very proud parent. It's been a long road with very many low points but the last 2 years have been amazing....we are just waiting for the opportunity now to shove his results up the nose of his former high school staff to prove a point. I spent so many years telling them he had potential and that he should be moved out of the lower (very disruptive) classes where he couldn't concentrate or cope but all I got in response was the "Poor deluded parent" look from the staff.

    I knew he was bright when he wanted maths questions thrown at him when he was was very small to calm him down, most children like sweets to keep them quiet, he liked maths problems to solve. He could verbalise numbers before normal words (he could only put 2 words together at the age of 6). Got to a point though that it was getting a little dangerous, he expected them when I was driving as going to unfamiliar places freaked him out but not simple 1 or 2 stage questions, more like 10 or 15 stage questions and I was having to work them out at the same time as thinking them up and driving!

    It was high school which ruined his love of maths, he pretty much gave up in year 7 although I am hopeful he will come back to it like he did his artwork (which he also stopped in year 7) just over a year ago.
    Amazing! Will you be definitely showing off his results to the former high school teachers? Because if I were you I'd be dancing and throwing it onto their faces for not having any belief in him.



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    (Original post by Crazysue1)
    Games art design/Games design.

    He started off being interested in CompSci but as he relaxed at college, his artistic side came through a little more and he rediscovered art and that CompSci was no longer his main interest.

    He also loves political history, researches them in his own time and then writes up his findings and thinks nothing of doing 5000 words in one go...for no reason at all apart from that he enjoys it. No idea where he finds the time to be honest, he has a phenomenal work rate churning out thousands of words a week, playing computer games and using game engines to do games, studying, researching political history and then going mad on his graphic tablet doing art work.

    He thinks sleep is for the weak, alcohol is for idiots and socialising can wait until he has got his degree.
    Nice to see he's still doing something mathsy even if he was put off during school, wish him all the best at Uni


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    (Original post by Crazysue1)
    He could verbalise numbers before normal words (he could only put 2 words together at the age of 6).
    I must be autistic because I couldn't put 2 words together at the age of 5.

    Good your son has found his passion and ambition in life.

    Also, don't make him do maths unless he wants to. If he loves art design, then so be it!
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    I must be autistic because I couldn't put 2 words together at the age of 5.
    You were probably too busy revising to speak bro


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    You were probably too busy revising to speak bro


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    Holy ****.
    Ahahahahahaha
    Savage.
    So so savage.


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    (Original post by notanooblol)
    Did anyone else do OCR MEI further maths? If so, which modules did you take?
    I did! C1-4, FP1-2, S1, M1, D1, S2, DE, NM. You?
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    You were probably too busy revising to speak bro


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    I know you are joking but I didn't revise until I was like 13/14. Bulgarian education made me hate maths, and my language skills were so bad that I just failed all other subjects. Not surprised since I was like 5 years behind on my peers' language skills e.g confusing between 'tomorrow' and 'yesterday', forgetting words.
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    Holy ****.
    Ahahahahahaha
    Savage.
    So so savage.


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    at least I am not on my 5th gap year

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    (Original post by Insight314)
    I know you are joking but I didn't revise until I was like 13/14. Bulgarian education made me hate maths, and my language skills were so bad that I just failed all other subjects. Not surprised since I was like 5 years behind on my peers' language skills e.g confusing between 'tomorrow' and 'yesterday', forgetting words.
    We were in opposite situations in terms of language skills but I legitimately didn't even like maths until near the end of year 12. Did you ever get checked or did it just resolve itself eventually?


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    (Original post by 16Characters....)
    I did! C1-4, FP1-2, S1, M1, D1, S2, DE, NM. You?
    I did Maths last year, but Further Maths this year. What did you think of FP1, FP2, S2 and DE? I did all those as well as S3 and M2. What do you think about these boundaries for full ums :
    DE: 72FP1: 70
    FP2: 69/70?
    S2: 72
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    We were in opposite situations in terms of language skills but I legitimately didn't even like maths until near the end of year 12. Did you ever get checked or did it just resolve itself eventually?


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    My aunt works as a software engineer, so I got interested in computer programming at an early age (C++ like 9/10 can't remember). When I connected programming with maths is when I started to get more interested in mathematics, and then later on theoretical physics (like 13 I guess).

    As for my language skills, I have always been pretty bad in my first language (Bulgarian) since I only started speaking it when I was 5/6. However, while I was still in Bulgaria (until age 12, 2012), I got pretty good in English (partially due to playing lots of WoW, League and CS, and also Khan Academy videos + TV series) and I am now sufficiently fluent at it; unfortunately, I have become even worse in Bulgarian and it is currently very difficult for me to have an intelligent conversation with someone in that language. The only problem I still find with English is in explaining/debating, and one of my goals in life is to combat this issue and improve my eloquence. I guess I sometimes also forget words, but it doesn't happen as frequently as it used to.
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    I must be autistic because I couldn't put 2 words together at the age of 5.

    Good your son has found his passion and ambition in life.

    Also, don't make him do maths unless he wants to. If he loves art design, then so be it!
    You can't force him to do anything. I tend to keep quiet and allow him to relax and rediscover things for himself. It worked for art, maybe it will work for maths too.
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    (Original post by Crazysue1)
    You can't force him to do anything. I tend to keep quiet and allow him to relax and rediscover things for himself. It worked for art, maybe it will work for maths too.
    That's very good. My parents did the same to me. Forcing children into a specific path in life is awful.
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    My aunt works as a software engineer, so I got interested in computer programming at an early age (C++ like 9/10 can't remember). When I connected programming with maths is when I started to get more interested in mathematics, and then later on theoretical physics (like 13 I guess).

    As for my language skills, I have always been pretty bad in my first language (Bulgarian) since I only started speaking it when I was 5/6. However, while I was still in Bulgaria (until age 12, 2012), I got pretty good in English (partially due to playing lots of WoW, League and CS, and also Khan Academy videos + TV series) and I am now sufficiently fluent at it; unfortunately, I have become even worse in Bulgarian and it is currently very difficult for me to have an intelligent conversation with someone in that language. The only problem I still find with English is in explaining/debating, and one of my goals in life is to combat this issue and improve my eloquence. I guess I sometimes also forget words, but it doesn't happen as frequently as it used to.
    Actually considering SE as a future career, depending on how I take to programming.
    Yeah that should just come along naturally as you speak/ read more and more so being at uni should help towards that


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