HSC Results & UAI

Wed 17 December 2008 by Peter Ward
Units Course Name Examination Mark Assessment Mark HSC Mark Performance Band
2 Business Studies 79/100 84/100 82 5
2 Chemistry 72/100 69/100 71 4
2 English (Advanced) 76/100 81/100 79 4
2 Mathematics 92/100 87/100 90 6
1 Mathematics Extension 1 46/50 40/50 43 E3
2 Physics 74/100 72/100 73 4
2 Software Design and Development 95/100 94/100 95 6

And my UAI is 88.75.

Programming Meme - Fantasy VM 2

Wed 26 November 2008 by Peter Ward

Those of you who participated in the NCSS Challenge this year, or attended NCSS at the start of the year may have encountered Fantasy VM, a rather silly Virtual Machine with direct hardware support for variables!

Some people have started a programming meme, so I thought I'd join in.

For …

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After the HSC

Tue 18 November 2008 by Peter Ward

It's been a while since my last HSC exam, and I thought I'd blog about what's been happening since.

I've got my Year 12 formal tonight, which promises to be a heap of fun, lack of sleep and hopefully provide enough blackmail material for the rest of my classmates for …

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HSC is finally over!

Thu 06 November 2008 by Peter Ward


(Yes, that's all.)


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OpenOffice 3.0 available + HSC Progress

Fri 17 October 2008 by Peter Ward

http://www.openoffice.org/news/ http://download.openoffice.org/

Get it while it's hot!

On another note, my Business Studies and English Paper 1 have been done - B.S. went fairly well, I'm not so sure about English.

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Analysis of the HSC courses

Fri 10 October 2008 by Peter Ward

See my last post for a link to my full data set.

Here's a short list of the HSC courses (Male subjects at top, Female subjects at bottom).

  1. Software Design and Development
  2. Physics
  3. Information Processes and Technology
  4. Mathematics Extension 2
  5. Mathematics Extension 1
  6. Chemistry
  7. Mathematics
  8. English (Standard)
  9. Modern History
  10. English …
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From the depths of HSC...

Fri 03 October 2008 by Peter Ward

Study, study and ... ohnoimnotdoingenoughstudy ifeelreallyguiltyaboutplayingalltheseflashgames damnyourandallgetoutofmyheadand oohlookuniversalappletsisgoingtobereleasednextweekand oohbugsformetosolveand gameenginestowriteand...

So, if you managed to survive that, allow me to present the last half hour's efforts: Male / Female ratios of the HSC courses. Source is the BOS' media guide. Highlighted rows are merely courses which were relevant to me (i.e …

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Freezing in Sydney

Thu 07 August 2008 by Peter Ward

I've suspended my quest for a Python website system, in favour of Drupal. Drupal is an free open-source website engine. It's a modular design, so you can grab a .tar.gz or similar from their website (or anywhere, really), extract it to the modules (or themes) directory, and then run …

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Programming Competitions

Sun 27 July 2008 by Peter Ward

We got through to the finals of ProgComp (results here), which I was very happy about, and the NCSS Challenge is starting tomorrow. Yay!

Also, I've been trying to embed a Python Console into presentation software. I've spent most of today creating a Java applet which runs the Python process …

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Exams - Almost the end

Sat 05 April 2008 by Peter Ward

My exams are almost over - done all except Physics. Apart from Chemistry and Maths Extension 1, I reckon I've done fairly well.

I've been generally unable to work on my Python web framework-like-thing, but have been able to have a think about some ideas for changes.

This isn't really a …

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