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    I'll be starting Business Studies at Cass and on the Fresher's Week Timetable I noticed a Maths Test 9am on Monday 19th September. :eek:
    (seems early to me and according to the student union pack there's a party the night before! :confused: )

    Can any second years or above tell me what this involves, difficulty etc. and what the outcome of it is.

    Sorry if this is mentionned in another thread!
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    The other thread that mentions is not much use. I'm not being super geeky, but I haven't done a maths class since GCSE, and only did simple-ish maths in business.
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    (Original post by love2learn)
    I'll be starting Business Studies at Cass and on the Fresher's Week Timetable I noticed a Maths Test 9am on Monday 19th September. :eek:
    (seems early to me and according to the student union pack there's a party the night before! :confused: )

    Can any second years or above tell me what this involves, difficulty etc. and what the outcome of it is.

    Sorry if this is mentionned in another thread!
    it is only used to determine where most of you stand... whether you need extra help or not... someone posted a response in regards to what it contained....

    (Original post by Repro)
    see what i have found: http://www.city.ac.uk/actstat/diagnostic.pdf

    for people to would like to know how the diagnostic test looks like
    use the above link, its an actuarial science paper so am sure business studies would be a lot easier... however, the paper should give you a flavour... alternatively you can call your course officer and sk him/her what the paper would contain and where you can find a sample paper...

    i am outa here... good luck!
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    thanks!
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    Don't make fun of this post because I'm being honest...

    I tries the Maths Test for actuarial science and I got 13/55, which I know is appalling. I found the things I could do really easy and the things I struggled with impossible, like I had no clue.

    S anyway, if anyone knows how I can find an example for one of the less mathematical courses, ie business studies / management, I would be extremely grateful.

    All that's cheering me up at the moment is the knowledge that to do Actuarial Science you need A grade A-level maths. So since I only have my A-grade GCSE in Maths, I think that 24% is not too bad...

    If anyone has any helpful information about this test, please post here because the other thread turned into accusations of geekiness. I don't mind if you think that of me but keep it to yourself!
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    (Original post by love2learn)
    Don't make fun of this post because I'm being honest...

    I tries the Maths Test for actuarial science and I got 13/55, which I know is appalling. I found the things I could do really easy and the things I struggled with impossible, like I had no clue.

    S anyway, if anyone knows how I can find an example for one of the less mathematical courses, ie business studies / management, I would be extremely grateful.

    All that's cheering me up at the moment is the knowledge that to do Actuarial Science you need A grade A-level maths. So since I only have my A-grade GCSE in Maths, I think that 24% is not too bad...

    If anyone has any helpful information about this test, please post here because the other thread turned into accusations of geekiness. I don't mind if you think that of me but keep it to yourself!

    take it easy, just ork hard and youll get there, although i really find it silly why in A-Levels maths is not compulsory when its a must subject. It is very mportant to have good grounding in maths.
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    kishan is that paper the actual one for people doing actuary becuase my sample one is different to that one??
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    On the front of it it says "Diagnostic test in Mathematics, Part 1 BSC in Actuarial Science"
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    (Original post by love2learn)
    I'll be starting Business Studies at Cass and on the Fresher's Week Timetable I noticed a Maths Test 9am on Monday 19th September.
    see krishan , this is what i was sayin and u were making it into a joke, if there is a test at 9 i gotta get their much earlier , i assume u gotta registar etc before the exam :rolleyes:
    it will take me atleast an 1hr to get to city aswel
    anyway, i will have to see when i get my pack from cass to see if my test it same time?(when will it come )
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    hmmmm..... i haven't gotten the welcome pack... i hav no idea how am i suppose 2 pay my tuition fees.. i called the finance office.. n they themselves can't giv me the correct amount to write on the bank draft.. so, all i can do is sit at home n pray tat my welcome pack will arrive before i leave for london... Oh, tat would be like 5 days...

    n plus i dun know where am i suppose 2 go on the 19 sept... where r v suppose 2 go register ourselves on tat day? n wat time?

    i'm getting piss wit how the uni handle things.. y can't they juz send the things early? or email every important info 2 us....
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    n guess wat.... i wouldn't know about the math test either if i do not hav internet axcess at home.. i could hav juz failed my 1st test in uni....
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    Mickey you need to calm down. Please post what subject you are doing because I'm sure someone on here may be doing the same course and can help you out. I think registrations are different depending on your course.

    I am going to be starting BSc Business Studies and my registration is Wednesday the 21st September. If you are doing the same course PM me and I'll give you the details.
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    (Original post by love2learn)
    Mickey you need to calm down. Please post what subject you are doing because I'm sure someone on here may be doing the same course and can help you out. I think registrations are different depending on your course.

    I am going to be starting BSc Business Studies and my registration is Wednesday the 21st September. If you are doing the same course PM me and I'll give you the details.

    Thanks u.. i think i'll be labelled as the most not calm person on TSR... i'm always like this once i panic...now i feel embarrassed...
    sorry... if any of the admin ppl from city read all the things i wrote... i'm so,so,so sorry...

    i'll b doing actuarial science.. tat means v hav 2 do the math test before v register ourselves izzit?
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    so hw do u find out if u hav a maths test? or shod i assume im having one?
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    it will b on your welcome pack
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    hmm, I've had a look at the act. sc. sample test and it doesn't seem too challenging to me, but:
    aaaaaaaaaaaah, I don't know half of the ****** terms and I'm getting freaked out cuz basically I know how to do it!

    @ 2nd/3rd year students : is there any consideration for overseas students who are not familiar with specific expressions? (somehow a natural outcome if you had classes conducted in any other language)
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    (Original post by kiwy)
    hmm, I've had a look at the act. sc. sample test and it doesn't seem too challenging to me, but:
    aaaaaaaaaaaah, I don't know half of the ****** terms and I'm getting freaked out cuz basically I know how to do it!

    @ 2nd/3rd year students : is there any consideration for overseas students who are not familiar with specific expressions? (somehow a natural outcome if you had classes conducted in any other language)
    i dont know abt cass students but i do know tht as a maths student i had to do a general maths module which was to brush up our a level knowledge and to bring everyone in line with the standard expected...
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    thats gr8 news to me i need sum brushing up on my maths hehe
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    (Original post by sub_zero)
    thats gr8 news to me i need sum brushing up on my maths hehe
    glad to hear tht... pray tht u get bryan as ur lecturer he is very good... and pray tht u dont get cox, he can be a prick...
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    ive heard of cox..heard he can be a little sarcastic at times or sumin..hmm i got my fingers crossed
 
 
 
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