New Beginnings in Newcastle: First Year Watch

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I got through my GCSEs. I worked my way to good grades at AS Level. I struggled through A Levels and came out the other side. And now... I'm going to university! :headfire:



About me
Hello! I'm Protostar, and in a few weeks I'll be moving out of home and starting the next chapter of my life!

I'll be studying Mathematics at Newcastle University for the next 4 years. Newcastle was my insurance choice, but I'm not going to dwell on what could've been - I'm going to make the most of my time at uni!



Academic Info
GCSEs
Biology: A*
Chemistry: A*
Further Maths: A*
Geography: A*
German: A*
Maths: A*
Physics: A*
Religious Studies: A
English Language: B
English Literature: B
PE: D


AS Levels
Maths (AQA): A
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Core 1: 87 UMS (A)
Core 2: 87 UMS (A)
Mechanics 1: 100 UMS (A)


Further Maths (Edexcel): A
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Further Pure 1: 92 UMS (A)
Decision 1: 88 UMS(A)
Decision 2: 83 UMS(A)



A Levels
Maths (AQA): A
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Core 3: 91 UMS (A)
Core 4: 87 UMS (A)
Statistics 1: 100 UMS (A)


Further Maths (Edexcel): B
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Further Pure 2: 36 UMS (U)
Mechanics 2: 73 UMS (B)
Statistics 2: 56 UMS (D)


Physics (AQA): C
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Paper 1: 50/85 (B)
Paper 2: 39/85 (C)
Paper 3A: 12/45 (D)
Paper 3B: 18/35 (B)


EPQ (AQA): E




Bucket lists
I'm going to be making 2 separate bucket lists for this blog - one for before I move and one for what I want to do before my first term is over :crazy:

Pre-uni bucket/to-do list:
  • Sort out accommodation - while I have a place at uni, I currently don't have anywhere to live! :erm:
  • Get a student bank account
  • Learn some basic cooking skills
  • Do a huge clear out of my (home) room, throw or give away loads of stuff I don't need
  • Sort out how I'm getting to uni
  • Many IKEA/wilko trips!
  • Get a load of photos printed
  • Get a haircut
  • Buy things to decorate my room with
  • Refresh myself on maths and do the practice tests
  • Pack all of my stuff up and go!

First term bucket list:
  • Decorate my room so I'm happy with it :daydreaming:
  • Make some friends lol (I'm really scared of being lonely)
  • Join a gym :dumbells:
  • Join a hockey team of some description
  • Sign up for German classes (I did German for GCSE but wasn't able to do it for A Level, really want to get back into it)
  • Mingle with as many people as possible :party2:
  • Go out and get drunk during freshers :woo: :cheers:
  • Cook most days - don't get loads of takeaways!! :naughty:
  • Don't run out of money :hide:
  • Make a good start with the actual academic side of things... because that's important too
  • Keep in touch with friends from home, and obviously family, regularly :blah:

If I think of any more things I'll add them later but that's all I can think of for now!



Course Marks
Semester 1

MAS1601: Introduction to Calculus
Written Examination 1 (70%) - 58%
Mid Semester Test (10%) - 25/50 (50%)

CBA 1 (2%) - 12/20 (60%)
CBA 2 (2%) - 11/20 (55%)
Assignment Lab (3%) - 20.5/30 (68.33%)
Written Assignment (3%) - 39/50 (78%)

Tutorial 2 contribution (2%) - 2/2 (100%)
Tutorial 3 contribution (2%) - 2/2 (100%)
Tutorial 4 contribution (2%) - 2/2 (100%)

Must pass test 1 (0%) - 85%
Must pass test 2 (0%) - 80.56%
Tutorial presentation (4%) - 4/4 (100%)

Overall: 62% - Pass

MAS1602: Introductory Algebra
Written Examination 1 (80%) - 67.62%
Mid Semester Test (10%) - 28/50 (56%)

CBA 1 (2%) - 24.5/32.5 (75.38%)
CBA 2 (2%) - 8.6/14 (61.43%)
Assignment Lab (3%) - 27/30 (90%)
Written Assignment (3%) - 33/48 (68.75%)

Overall: 67% - Pass

MAS1701: Logic, Sets and Counting
Written Examination 1 (80%) - 75%
Mid Semester Test (10%) - 32/40 (80%)

CBA 1 (2%) - 12/13 (92%)
CBA 2 (2%) - 20/23 (86.96%)
Assignment Lab (3%) - 38/40 (95%)
Written Assignment (3%) - 30/50 (60%)

Overall: 76% - Pass

MAS1801: Problem Solving and Computing I
Written Examination 1 (40%) - 93%

Computing exercise 1 (2.5%) - 3/5 (60%)
Computing exercise 2 (2.5%) - 5/10 (50%)
Computing exercise 3 (2.5%) - 6/10 (60%)
Computing exercise 4 (2.5%) - 7/10 (70%)

Problem Class 1 (4%) - 14/20 (70%)
Problem Class 2 (4%) - 18/20 (90%)
Problem Class 3 (4%) - 19/20 (95%)
Problem Class 4 (4%) - 17/20 (85%)
Problem Class 5 (4%) - 10/20 (50%)

Team Project (30%) - 14/30 (46.67%)

Overall: 73% - Pass

MAS1901: Optimisation with Constraints
Written Examination 1 (80%) - 78%
Mid Semester Test (10%) - 31/50 (62%)

Written Assignment (3%) - 28/40 (70%)
Assignment Lab (3%) - 30/40 (75%)
CBA 1 (2%) - 20.6/23 (89.57%)
CBA 2 (2%) - 8/13 (61.54%)

Overall: 75% - Pass



MAS1603: Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations
Written Examination 1 (80%) - TBC
Mid Semester Test (10%) - TBC

CBA 1 (2%) - 13/30 (43.33%)
CBA 2 (2%) - TBC
Assignment Lab (3%) - 36/40 (90%)
Written Assignment (3%) - TBC

MAS1604: Introduction to Probability
Written Examination 1 (80%) - TBC
Mid Semester Test (10%) - TBC

CBA 1 (2%) - 15/15 (100%)
CBA 2 (2%) - TBC
Assignment Lab (3%) - 33/50 (66%)
Written Assignment (3%) - TBC


MAS1702: Number Systems
Written Examination 1 (80%) - TBC
Mid Semester Test (10%) - TBC

CBA 1 (2%) - 20/21 (95.24%)
CBA 2 (2%) - TBC
Assignment Lab (3%) - 42/48 (87.5%)
Written Assignment (3%) - TBC

MAS1802: Problem Solving and Computing II
Written Examination 1 (40%) - TBC

Computing exercise 1 (3.3%) - 79%
Computing exercise 2 (3.3%) - TBC
Computing exercise 3 (3.3%) - TBC

Problem Class 1 (4%) - 88%
Problem Class 2 (4%) - 79%
Problem Class 3 (4%) - 90%
Problem Class 4 (4%) - 85%
Problem Class 5 (4%) - 81.25%

Computing Project (30%) - TBC
MAS1902: Dynamics
Written Examination 1 (80%) - TBC
Mid Semester Test (10%) - TBC

Written Assignment (3%) - TBC
Assignment Lab (3%) - 21/32 (65.63%)
CBA 1 (2%) - 13/19 (68.42%)
CBA 2 (2%) - TBC


I'll be updating this blog once a week throughout my first year of uni, and will try and keep up to date with how I'm doing with my respective bucket lists. Hopefully I manage to achieve everything on here (and more!)

Since my last GYG worked so well, I'm going to have a tag list again for this blog! But I figure not everyone from my last blog will be interested in this on so I'm making a shiny brand new one so just let me know if you want to be tagged each week!
New blog, new tag list
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And finally, I'm gonna quote in everyone who was tagged in my old GYG (promise it's just this once! )
Oldies but goldies
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I can't wait to properly start this I can just tell it's gonna be a fun year!

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This blog looks bloody amazing!

Please keep me updated.
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Yaaaaay very excited to hear about Newcastle! :heart: Tag me obviously, hehe
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This blog looks bloody amazing!

Please keep me updated.
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Yaaaaay very excited to hear about Newcastle! :heart: Tag me obviously, hehe
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I want to be tagged!!!!!
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Tag meh ples
It'll sound a bit odd but I learnt basic cooking skills from binge-watching a bunch of Gordon Ramsay recipe videos and trying them out and I would actually highly recommend this because you also get to impress people with some really nice recipes. My older brothers were popular at uni for their cooking lol.
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tag meee
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FFS I could have been there with you this year
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Yay for new blog :woo:

Please add TLG to the tag list :pierre:

So excited for you! I thoroughly recommend decorating your room once you get to uni: it helps make it more homely. Loads of my friends had very bare rooms compared to mine but they were well jel once they saw my room :smug:

Also, Wilko is LIFE itself
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i'm excited to read this blog! i'd love to be tagged:gah:
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Tag please
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i’d love to be tagged!

good luck in your uni adventures
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so excited for thisssss :woo:
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also tip :
go to wilko before IKEA as in fact, you can get better value on many wilko items
[discovered through comparing a few things :yy: ]
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Good luck
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Amazing! Tag meeeee :woo:
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Tag me please! :hugs:
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Keep me on the tag list, please :awesome:
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I'm so excited to be reading this! Tag me pleaseeeeeeee. I know I was inactive from mid-last school year on but I've actually become addicted to this dang site again
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