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K_F

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Great news...
« on: January 06, 2017, 06:57:27 AM »
My youngest 'protege' has got his matric results.
B+ (75-80)average in all science subjects, Maths is down (C+) but he wants to redo it  :t (reasons below) and less important subjects like Languages/LO..ect (C-s).
We've got six months to finalise Uni applications for AeroNautical Engineering and by that time he will have redone his Maths.

He had a serious 'unknown' illness for 12 months, spanning grade-10&11, which had him absent for 75% of classes, setting him back so badly that he barely scraped through grade 10&11.
Going into Matric (Grade12) we were faced with a serious, fundamental basics problem in all Science subjects. For the 12 months leading up to June 2016, I 'rewrote' my school years with him and from April to June last year I had to let him go, as he gained speed... The year mark was always going to 'average' but he was improving in leaps and bounds and dedicated himself to the task. Maths was always a worry but he got at least a B/B+ for the final exam.. but his year mark, sadly, pulled him down.

Mannn.. I'm so happy with these two new gentlemen Mom and I are giving to the world.
(and they take no sh...t too  :biggrin: )
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 09:11:08 AM »
Van,

Always good to hear a proud father in action.  :t
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 05:45:59 AM »
 :t Thank you..

We're all good to go with 3 sets of applications this weekend - each application with 2 or 3 options selected.
The 2nd/3rd options still allowing him to get back to the 1st option after the 1st year, and transferring nearly all the credits.

All 3 Uni's have not rejected us outright, so we take this as a good chance in getting accepted.
Being a foreign application and with our exchange rate in the gutter, it is going to cost an arm-and-a-leg... but nothing like best education in the world.
The Boy will also learn assembler, courtesy of this olde git  :lol:

 ;)
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 06:28:47 AM »
Just won a month long fight with bureaucracy  :t

In order to improve his application chances we asked for exam remarks (applications went well), and a rewrite of the two maths papers.
We immediately hit a bureaucrat, or someone of very limited intelligence.
One requirement for a rewrite was a preliminary acceptance letter from a Uni, which of course we did not have.

I explained that there was a 9 month time difference between Southern and Northern hemisphere academic years and Northern hemisphere applications only begin after our southern hemisphere supplementary exams are long gone. This did not make much difference to 'suzi' behind that desk.

Fark this imbecile, I sent my next email to the DA political party's head of education.. they passed the buck  :shock: well I be dammed.
Fark them too, next email to the Provincial(state) head of education... They accepted and passed the buck to a person who did reply promptly so I resent the application (it's now 2 weeks past the application date deadline). No reply.. a week later I sent another email... no reply.

I then promptly blew my top on Sunday, sending the state education department a scathing email.
They replied they have no received my emails, yet they have replied to all of them (except saying yes/no to our application) - Mannnn this lot are stupid.

Anyway one guy.. had the guts to phone me this morning, and said that everything was arranged and in good order.
I courteously thanked him for the prompt reply and helping so quickly (since I blew my lid).  :badgrin:

He did mention that his assistant had not seen my emails... yeah right !
I can tell exactly what happened ...  ;)
Sometimes you have to poke the pig with a hot poker  :lol:

Anyway the kid is studying on track for an A+ for maths (Hopefully  :bgrin:)
Exams start on the 20th Feb
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 12:10:53 PM »
 :biggrin:

Van,

And worse than this, the whole world is run this way.  :P
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 07:06:56 AM »
No.. It's worse than that with these idiots..

They said that they'll sms the exam details to my phone.... :icon13: before the exam - tomorrow.
I find this lot are all big on verbal promises where there is no actual evidence to fall back on, like emails  ;)

I never trusted them (Well you'd be a fool to do so  :t) and contacted the big guns this morning who I'd knew would needle them.
The exam venue had changed....  :icon_eek: and a lot of people would have gone to the wrong place, and would have been too late for the exams.

I realise that this sound silly.. but the education in this place is sabotaging itself with their ineptitude.
I'm not surprised that New Zealand is not recognising any SA degrees, post 2011.
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 09:24:47 AM »
I get what you mean, saying that it was run like a house of ill repute would be an insult to the oldest profession.
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 07:20:53 PM »
First Maths paper done.. annnnnd, looking very good (on first analysis).

One examiner had an off attitude.. We all have bad days - don't bring it to work, or find another career.
 :biggrin:

Final exam done... it seems we can expect a big improvement in Maths (Here's hoping  :t)
3 Uni applications done... now to dredge up some more places to study. :icon_mrgreen:
« Last Edit: February 28, 2017, 03:19:31 AM by K_F »
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 05:02:08 AM »
Remarks are in.. a little improvement but every point counts  :icon14:

All we need is a 4% increase in Maths... and we're on target  :bgrin:
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 02:56:44 AM »
Maths results are in... A whopping 79%, averaged with his end of year results - which means he averaged at least 93% for these supp exams.
Corrected - the 79% is the maximum of the two exams.
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A busy week-end this week end
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 01:55:08 PM »
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Re: Great news...
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 06:30:48 PM »
Hi K_F,

Good luck there and congratulations. I hope everything gets sorted it out as expected. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Great news...
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 07:54:18 AM »
My youngest 'protege' has got his matric results.
B+ (75-80)average in all science subjects, Maths is down (C+) but he wants to redo it  :t (reasons below) and less important subjects like Languages/LO..ect (C-s).
We've got six months to finalise Uni applications for AeroNautical Engineering and by that time he will have redone his Maths.

He had a serious 'unknown' illness for 12 months, spanning grade-10&11, which had him absent for 75% of classes, setting him back so badly that he barely scraped through grade 10&11.
Going into Matric (Grade12) we were faced with a serious, fundamental basics problem in all Science subjects. For the 12 months leading up to June 2016, I 'rewrote' my school years with him and from April to June last year I had to let him go, as he gained speed... The year mark was always going to 'average' but he was improving in leaps and bounds and dedicated himself to the task. Maths was always a worry but he got at least a B/B+ for the final exam.. but his year mark, sadly, pulled him down.

Mannn.. I'm so happy with these two new gentlemen Mom and I are giving to the world.
(and they take no sh...t too  :biggrin: )
 :t

Great job. :-)

I had trouble with math too.

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Re: Great news...
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 09:29:03 PM »
I'm surrounded by mathematicians, father-in-law and brother-in-law.

Not surprisingly, I had a bit of a hard time to be accepted in the clan.... 

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Re: Great news...
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 11:27:18 PM »
Congratulations to your smart son.  :t