Getting A*AA Wattever it takes! A Y13 GYG

Watch
niamhdoesmaths
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#61
Report 10 months ago
#61
well done on surviving the first week! always the most tiring i find :yawn:

you’ve still got ages to think about your 5 unis, i wouldn’t worry

some funky stuff in maths!! i love mechanics, glad you’re enjoying this topic

hmmm my fave emoji is probably :woo: as well. congrats on joining the vt!
1
reply
I AM GROOT 1
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#62
Report 10 months ago
#62
:woo: congrats on joining the VT

And your notes are so neat :coma:

Fave emoji... :innocent:

Hope you have a lovely week :hugs:
1
reply
PetitePanda
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#63
Report 10 months ago
#63
Congratulations on getting on the Volunteer Team :woo: My fav emoji is this :cry2: tbh
1
reply
Muttley79
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#64
Report 9 months ago
#64
Please tag me - us mathematicians need to stick together
0
reply
Abeer37
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#65
Report 9 months ago
#65
(Original post by laurawatt)
Attachment 949740
Welcome to my 4th GYG blog! (Shoutout to Sinnoh for the title inspo!)

I'm Laura and I'm heading into Y13 and doing Maths, Further Maths, Geography (all AQA) and EPQ
I'm hoping for A*AA(A in EPQ), maybe A*A*A to get into Oxford but I'm not fussed really We don't know our predicted grades due to Covid, but :crossedf: for something around this mark!

I'm feeling pretty okay about starting this year, obviously it's going be a weird one, but we should be getting guidance about what our exams are going to be like soon (hopefully!) which will alleviate some stress :grin:

For my GCSEs I got a 9 in maths, and 8s in everything else: English lit (AIC, Macbeth, ACC and Power+Conflict poetry) English lang, triple science, r.e, geography (AQA), music)

Am going to be applying for a Mathematics degree (maybe with a placement year if Covid allows?). So far I'm thinking about Oxford, Nottingham, Loughborough and York :beard:

This year I'm hoping to get my grade 6 cello completed, complete my Gold DofE, carry on running and generally doing sport and generally look after my wellbeing Also to absolutely smash this year :dumbells:

I hope you have a great year :hugs: Please say if you want to be tagged!
I'm interested & want to be tagged as well. Can you tag me?
1
reply
laurawatt
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#66
Report Thread starter 9 months ago
#66
(Original post by Muttley79)
Please tag me - us mathematicians need to stick together
Will do, thanks Muttley!
(Original post by Abeer37)
I'm interested & want to be tagged as well. Can you tag me?
Of course!
0
reply
laurawatt
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#67
Report Thread starter 9 months ago
#67
27/9/20

Hello my lovelies, sorry for the radio silence in updates :ninja: So now I have two weeks to update you on

Name:  e.gif
Views: 99
Size:  677 Bytesmocks are in 11 days Name:  e.gif
Views: 99
Size:  677 Bytesso i need to find my motivation sharpish lol :lol:

Maths:
a) we've been using the Newton-Raphson method to locate roots on a graph, it's pretty interesting but a bit repetitive :laugh: also the compound + double angle formulas and the proofs :boring: however the proof Qs in the exam can be worth lots of marks sooooo... best to learn them :mmm:
b) partial fractions and rational functions :rave: I've enjoyed this topic bc it's a bit simpler hehe, and now we've moved on to vectors :cry: (as you will quickly learn, i'm not that fond of mechanics)

Further Maths:
a) Finished our mega calculus review and have started (and finished) the polar coordinates topic :headfire: It's a bit lot complicated but did involve some pretty funky integration!
b) Further Mechanics will be the death of me. Finished oblique impacts and have just started the A2 Work, Energy and Power topic - which is an extension of last year's one

Geography:
All of our geography lessons are dedicated to the NEA, so i thought I'd bundle it all in this section :woo: It's coming on pretty well, i've settled on a title and my proposal form was approved first time :yeah:
So the deadline for my introduction and literature review (research) is next Monday :yep: I think i'm well on track to getting that done, especially as we have all this class time for it! Wish me luck hehe

EPQ:
Have filled in my mid-project progress review sheet and talked with my teacher about it, I reckon I just need to sit down and bosh it out over a weekend tbh, I have about 1500 words so far for my investigation but ideally want another 1000 :yep: Also thinking of doing a questionnaire? Is it worth it?

In other news, i've registered for the MAT (admissions test) and have got iOS 14 (may or may not have added a few widgets and customised a few icons :teehee: pics attached if anyone's interested lol
home screen pics
Name:  33DE11D2-E288-4CEA-9789-FAD8E5D67C41.jpeg
Views: 60
Size:  27.3 KB Name:  5F054665-0354-4F8C-9D74-46133171344B.jpeg
Views: 56
Size:  63.6 KB


QOTD: Fav musical instrument to listen to?
probably violin or cello :yes: :nopity: :rofl:

Anyways, I hope you all have an amazing week, keep smiling and safe :grouphugs:

Tagsssss - pls say if you want to be added or removed :hugs:
Last edited by laurawatt; 9 months ago
3
reply
Shadbury
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#68
Report 9 months ago
#68
(Original post by laurawatt)
27/9/20

Hello my lovelies, sorry for the radio silence in updates :ninja: So now I have two weeks to update you on

Name:  e.gif
Views: 99
Size:  677 Bytesmocks are in 11 days Name:  e.gif
Views: 99
Size:  677 Bytesso i need to find my motivation sharpish lol :lol:

Maths:
a) we've been using the Newton-Raphson method to locate roots on a graph, it's pretty interesting but a bit repetitive :laugh: also the compound + double angle formulas and the proofs :boring: however the proof Qs in the exam can be worth lots of marks sooooo... best to learn them :mmm:
b) partial fractions and rational functions :rave: I've enjoyed this topic bc it's a bit simpler hehe, and now we've moved on to vectors :cry: (as you will quickly learn, i'm not that fond of mechanics)

Further Maths:
a) Finished our mega calculus review and have started (and finished) the polar coordinates topic :headfire: It's a bit lot complicated but did involve some pretty funky integration!
b) Further Mechanics will be the death of me. Finished oblique impacts and have just started the A2 Work, Energy and Power topic - which is an extension of last year's one

Geography:
All of our geography lessons are dedicated to the NEA, so i thought I'd bundle it all in this section :woo: It's coming on pretty well, i've settled on a title and my proposal form was approved first time :yeah:
So the deadline for my introduction and literature review (research) is next Monday :yep: I think i'm well on track to getting that done, especially as we have all this class time for it! Wish me luck hehe

EPQ:
Have filled in my mid-project progress review sheet and talked with my teacher about it, I reckon I just need to sit down and bosh it out over a weekend tbh, I have about 1500 words so far for my investigation but ideally want another 1000 :yep: Also thinking of doing a questionnaire? Is it worth it?

In other news, i've registered for the MAT (admissions test) and have got iOS 14 (may or may not have added a few widgets and customised a few icons :teehee: pics attached if anyone's interested lol
home screen pics
Name:  33DE11D2-E288-4CEA-9789-FAD8E5D67C41.jpeg
Views: 60
Size:  27.3 KB Name:  5F054665-0354-4F8C-9D74-46133171344B.jpeg
Views: 56
Size:  63.6 KB


QOTD: Fav musical instrument to listen to?
probably violin or cello :yes: :nopity: :rofl:

Anyways, I hope you all have an amazing week, keep smiling and safe :grouphugs:

Tagsssss - pls say if you want to be added or removed :hugs:
Have an amaaazing weeek lauraaaaaaa, hope the maths is tolerable for somebody of your calibre it should be regardless 💪🏼😤

Gl with your mocks! Hope you ace em 👍🏼
0
reply
neko no basu
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#69
Report 9 months ago
#69
(Original post by laurawatt)
27/9/20

Hello my lovelies, sorry for the radio silence in updates :ninja: So now I have two weeks to update you on

Name:  e.gif
Views: 99
Size:  677 Bytesmocks are in 11 days Name:  e.gif
Views: 99
Size:  677 Bytesso i need to find my motivation sharpish lol :lol:

Maths:
a) we've been using the Newton-Raphson method to locate roots on a graph, it's pretty interesting but a bit repetitive :laugh: also the compound + double angle formulas and the proofs :boring: however the proof Qs in the exam can be worth lots of marks sooooo... best to learn them :mmm:
b) partial fractions and rational functions :rave: I've enjoyed this topic bc it's a bit simpler hehe, and now we've moved on to vectors :cry: (as you will quickly learn, i'm not that fond of mechanics)

Further Maths:
a) Finished our mega calculus review and have started (and finished) the polar coordinates topic :headfire: It's a bit lot complicated but did involve some pretty funky integration!
b) Further Mechanics will be the death of me. Finished oblique impacts and have just started the A2 Work, Energy and Power topic - which is an extension of last year's one

Geography:
All of our geography lessons are dedicated to the NEA, so i thought I'd bundle it all in this section :woo: It's coming on pretty well, i've settled on a title and my proposal form was approved first time :yeah:
So the deadline for my introduction and literature review (research) is next Monday :yep: I think i'm well on track to getting that done, especially as we have all this class time for it! Wish me luck hehe

EPQ:
Have filled in my mid-project progress review sheet and talked with my teacher about it, I reckon I just need to sit down and bosh it out over a weekend tbh, I have about 1500 words so far for my investigation but ideally want another 1000 :yep: Also thinking of doing a questionnaire? Is it worth it?

In other news, i've registered for the MAT (admissions test) and have got iOS 14 (may or may not have added a few widgets and customised a few icons :teehee: pics attached if anyone's interested lol
home screen pics
Name:  33DE11D2-E288-4CEA-9789-FAD8E5D67C41.jpeg
Views: 60
Size:  27.3 KB Name:  5F054665-0354-4F8C-9D74-46133171344B.jpeg
Views: 56
Size:  63.6 KB


QOTD: Fav musical instrument to listen to?
probably violin or cello :yes: :nopity: :rofl:

Anyways, I hope you all have an amazing week, keep smiling and safe :grouphugs:

Tagsssss - pls say if you want to be added or removed :hugs:
ooh i can't remember what topic you're doing for your epq but a questionnaire would be good!:yep:

Good luck for the MAT! :nyan:

Fav musical instrument to listen to?
cello and saxophone 🎷
0
reply
laurawatt
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#70
Report Thread starter 9 months ago
#70
(Original post by Hellohsjakodsmka)
Yay thanks for the tag :woo: :hugs:
Maths sounds sooo confusing omds
Good luck for your mocks in 11 days :goodluck:
I did a questionnaire for my EPQ too :five:

Answer to q - piano probably (I learnt the james bond theme tune :mmm:)
Stay safe too xx
:woohoo:
Hehe it kinda is but I’m living for it :lol:
Thank youuu, if you have any mocks I hope they go well too!

:gah: that’s so cool! I love film music :yeah:
(Original post by Shadbury)
Have an amaaazing weeek lauraaaaaaa, hope the maths is tolerable for somebody of your calibre it should be regardless 💪🏼😤

Gl with your mocks! Hope you ace em 👍🏼
:hugs: :hugs: :hugs: Thanks so much shad! Hope you have an awesome week too
0
reply
laurawatt
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#71
Report Thread starter 9 months ago
#71
(Original post by neko no basu)
ooh i can't remember what topic you're doing for your epq but a questionnaire would be good!:yep:

Good luck for the MAT! :nyan:

Fav musical instrument to listen to?
cello and saxophone 🎷
it’s about the maths behind church bellringing and how the relevance has changed over time
Thanks!
Ooh a lovely selection :jumphug: Hope you have a great week!
0
reply
neko no basu
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#72
Report 9 months ago
#72
(Original post by laurawatt)
it’s about the maths behind church bellringing and how the relevance has changed over time
Thanks!
Ooh a lovely selection :jumphug: Hope you have a great week!
wow that's such a cool topic! How did you think of the idea?
0
reply
laurawatt
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#73
Report Thread starter 9 months ago
#73
(Original post by neko no basu)
wow that's such a cool topic! How did you think of the idea?
Aw thanks Bellringing is a hobby of mine anyway, and I want to do maths at university, so I just kinda mushed the two topics together! It’s very interesting :yep: (the relevance bit is just to bulk it out really :teehee:)
0
reply
clouddbubbles
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#74
Report 9 months ago
#74
oh no mocks soooo soon :gah:
good luck!
0
reply
Muttley79
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#75
Report 9 months ago
#75
(Original post by laurawatt)
Aw thanks Bellringing is a hobby of mine anyway, and I want to do maths at university, so I just kinda mushed the two topics together! It’s very interesting :yep: (the relevance bit is just to bulk it out really :teehee:)
Bellringing was the focus for the poster round at a recent UKMT National Final ....

I love teaching mechanics so am happy to answer questions.

It's quite interesting that you are learning partial fractions so late - it used to be the first topic taught in Year 12 in the classic Bostock and Chandler Pure textbook....

How would a questionnaire work? Can you get a decent sample to make it worthwhile ....

Hope the MAT prep is going well :hugs:
0
reply
Sinnoh
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#76
Report 9 months ago
#76
One unexpected side effect of schools being shut in March seems to be mocks coinciding with admissions tests but best of luck for both!

Favourite instrument to listen to... Either the entire orchestra or the classical guitar (in the hands of someone more competent than me)
0
reply
Becca216
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#77
Report 9 months ago
#77
Proof is the must frustrating part of alevel maths imo, but unfortunately we got to do it Hopefully the mechanics topics won’t be too bad :yep:

Best of luck with your NEA my first deadline is a week after our mocks, so I may or may not be leaving it to the last minute :lol:

Can I just say the folders in the first picture, never mind the whole of both pictures are very a aesthetically pleasing 😊

I find listening to a harp very relaxing but I also don’t mind listening to brass

Hope you have a good week :hugs:

Also: I have just seen your epq topic and it sounds like a very interesting idea :yep: (definitely not biased at all aha)
0
reply
laurawatt
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#78
Report Thread starter 9 months ago
#78
(Original post by clouddbubbles)
oh no mocks soooo soon :gah:
good luck!
Thank youuu :hugs:
(Original post by Muttley79)
Bellringing was the focus for the poster round at a recent UKMT National Final ....

I love teaching mechanics so am happy to answer questions.

It's quite interesting that you are learning partial fractions so late - it used to be the first topic taught in Year 12 in the classic Bostock and Chandler Pure textbook....

How would a questionnaire work? Can you get a decent sample to make it worthwhile ....

Hope the MAT prep is going well :hugs:
Ooh I remember seeing something about that, thanks!

Oh wow, I didn’t realise we were learning it so late - we covered it briefly in further maths early last year, can’t remember what for though :lol:

That’s partly my problem, I would be able to get enough results but they would mainly just be from my school so maybe not very representative of all 11-18 year olds...

Thank you :hugs:
(Original post by Sinnoh)
One unexpected side effect of schools being shut in March seems to be mocks coinciding with admissions tests but best of luck for both!

Favourite instrument to listen to... Either the entire orchestra or the classical guitar (in the hands of someone more competent than me)
Haha yes, it’s a bit inconvenient but there’s not much we can do about it! Thank you!

I’m sure you play the guitar very well :yep:
(Original post by Becca216)
Proof is the must frustrating part of alevel maths imo, but unfortunately we got to do it Hopefully the mechanics topics won’t be too bad :yep:

Best of luck with your NEA my first deadline is a week after our mocks, so I may or may not be leaving it to the last minute :lol:

Can I just say the folders in the first picture, never mind the whole of both pictures are very a aesthetically pleasing 😊

I find listening to a harp very relaxing but I also don’t mind listening to brass

Hope you have a good week :hugs:

Also: I have just seen your epq topic and it sounds like a very interesting idea :yep: (definitely not biased at all aha)
I know right :lol: Fingers crossed :crossedf:

thank you, good luck for yours! Our next section is due a week or two after mocks so may or may not leave it until after then :ninja:

haha thanks! I never knew I had so many orange and green apps :headfire:
ooh the harp :daydreaming:

definitely not biased :innocent: hope you have an amazing week :hugs:
1
reply
niamhdoesmaths
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#79
Report 9 months ago
#79
good luck for mocks!! i’m sure you’ll smash them
oooh the MAT, got more confidence than i did
eeee i’m very glad my epq days are behind me ahaha

my fave instrument to listen to is probably also violin/strings in general, but i do also love guitar and drums
1
reply
absolutelysprout
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#80
Report 9 months ago
#80
congrats on getting the nea propsoal approved :woo:
a questionnaire sounds good
good luck for the MAT!
hm i think my fave instrument to listen to is guitar or piano :yes:
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Poll: What factors affect your mental health most right now? Post-lockdown edition

Anxiousness about restrictions easing (33)
5.62%
Uncertainty around my education (69)
11.75%
Uncertainty around my future career prospects (66)
11.24%
Lack of purpose or motivation (75)
12.78%
Lack of support system (eg. teachers, counsellors, delays in care) (33)
5.62%
Impact lockdown had on physical health (31)
5.28%
Social worries (incl. loneliness/making friends) (63)
10.73%
Financial worries (38)
6.47%
Concern about myself or my loves ones getting/having been ill (24)
4.09%
Exposure to negative news/social media (34)
5.79%
Difficulty accessing real life entertainment (15)
2.56%
Lack of confidence in making big life decisions (59)
10.05%
Worry about missed opportunities during the pandemic (47)
8.01%

Watched Threads

View All