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# Harris Westminster Entrance Exams watch

1. (Original post by aish98xo)
Hmm, I'd assume you'd have to well in your admission test and interview. The headteacher, Mr Handscombe, is really lovely. if you can convince him that you're really passionate about the subject, he might let you take it.
Hey, could we talk? I need some advice 😊
2. (Original post by vd12345)
Hey, could we talk? I need some advice 😊
Sure! pm me.
3. How did you guys find the first day ?
4. (Original post by ollie262)
How did you guys find the first day ?
Not enough space in the corridors to breath. I'm still up trying to "prove" this stairs question.
5. (Original post by ollie262)
How did you guys find the first day ?
It went well and I enjoyed it. What about you?
6. (Original post by ollie262)
How did you guys find the first day ?
I found it meh at first because I'm really shy but as the day went by I began to like it more.

7. (Original post by Braidednightmare)
Not enough space in the corridors to breath. I'm still up trying to "prove" this stairs question.
How far did you get in class with the problem and how many stairs were you given?

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8. (Original post by ollie262)
How did you guys find the first day ?
I'm still catching my breath from going to the canteen.
9. I think I've found a solution to the maths stairs problem. It makes use of the Fibonacci sequence.

Let's assume that instead of 13 steps, there is only 1 step instead.

For this one step, there is only one possible way for Beth to make it down -- by taking a single step.

Now, let's assume that there are now 2 steps instead of 13

Now, Beth has two options to travel down the stairs -- she can either take two single steps, or she can one double step. In other words, there are two combinations.

If there were 3 steps, Beth would have 3 options; (1, 1, 1); (2, 1); (1,2)

Let me condense this information into something cohesive:

1 Step: 1 possible combination
2 Steps: 2 possible combinations
3 Steps: 3 possible combinations
4 Steps: 5 possible combinations
5 steps: 8 possible combinations. (1,1,1,1,1); (1,1,1,2); (1,1,2,1); (1,2,1,1); (2,1,1,1); (1,2,2); (2,1,2); (2,2,1)

Now, notice the change in the possible number of configurations. They follow the Fibonacci sequence. As in, the sum of the previous two terms is equal to the next term (n3 = n1 + n2)

The 13th term of the Fibonacci sequence is 233, which can be achieved by simply adding the previous two terms until you reach the 13th term (representing the number of stairs).

My Aunt showed me how to solve the same problem using permutations but I couldn't keep up.
10. (Original post by AtomicAJ)
I found it meh at first because I'm really shy but as the day went by I began to like it more.

https://myportal.harris-net.org.uk

Password (can later be changed): hwsf2015

You can either do this now or in form tomorrow - your choice.
11. What did you guys think of the cultural perspective thing and the options?

(Original post by aish98xo)
It went well and I enjoyed it. What about you?

Unfortunately I couldn't attend cos my parents made me try LAE for a week. thankfully Mr Handscombe was understanding when I e-mailed him and said that I can transfer any point up until two weeks I think.
12. (Original post by ollie262)
What did you guys think of the cultural perspective thing and the options?

Unfortunately I couldn't attend cos my parents made me try LAE for a week. thankfully Mr Handscombe was understanding when I e-mailed him and said that I can transfer any point up until two weeks I think.
The CP options were awesome -- so much variety!

I think I'll pick the fractal infinity one, the programming in Python, and probably something in Finance.

You?
13. How's Harris going for you guys
14. (Original post by ollie262)
How's Harris going for you guys
It's going well! how's LAE?
15. (Original post by aish98xo)
It's going well! how's LAE?
It's okayish. I think good in terms of the teachers so far and the extra curricular stuff. It's just a bit awkward socially and settling in as a lot of people came with friends from previous schools.
16. [QUOTE=ollie262;59336805]It's okayish. I think good in terms of the teachers so far and the extra curricular stuff. It's just a bit awkward socially and settling in as a lot of people came with friends from previous schools. [/QUOTE
I must agree. Ollie, what are ur subjects? U may be in some of my classes.
17. [QUOTE=Braidednightmare;59339805]
(Original post by ollie262)
It's okayish. I think good in terms of the teachers so far and the extra curricular stuff. It's just a bit awkward socially and settling in as a lot of people came with friends from previous schools. [/QUOTE
I must agree. Ollie, what are ur subjects? U may be in some of my classes.
Are you in LAE? I do maths economics geography and Spanish. How about you
18. I'm really curious to know who you guys are from HWSF.
Also, can we change the sport that we chose after the half term? I know we still have a few weeks left of the CP's.

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19. Same XD & I think so, that's what I've heard? But I assumed that it would sync with the duration of our cp classes
20. Does anybody do the Persian Empire CP on Monday period 6?
If so, when are you planning to do that presentation response thing?

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