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    Class schedules?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SonnehLee, Jul 30, 2008.

    So, I got my class schedule today, and, frankly, I'm terrified.

    !1st Semester:
    1. Geomoetry (math is horrid for me.)
    2. Spanish Two (maybe Wrey will help me with spanish homework..?)
    3. Economics/U.S. Government.
    4. Contemporary Issues (okay, so, this is a score for me. I love arguing.)

    2nd Semester.
    1. English 10. :)
    2. Biology
    3. Algebra 2
    4. Career Management


    Yikes! So, what did you guys get?
     
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    Sounds like your school has an unusual setup - I always had 6 classes in high school, and most of them (especially things like math... ugh, I hated Geometry...) were year-long classes.

    random aside: in my experience anyway, Geometry is one of those things that you will either love or hate. For me, I liked Algebra (and loved Calculus), but I absolutely despised Geometry (it can't have helped that my teacher was an experimental psychologist who I swear was running experiments on me and the other five people in the class, who were all boys). But on a happier note, if you don't like math normally, you might like Geometry more, because it's a little different :)

    And um, want to talk about terrified? I'm starting my first year in college:

    Intensive 2nd Level Arabic
    Spanish Academic Writing
    Intro to Comparative Literature
    Intro to Biblical Literature
    Comparative Political Systems.

    I'm going to die. :rolleyes:
     
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    Emily, I think you will like geometry.
    It was the only math class that I ever passed comfortably.
    If I can do it and enjoy it you will ace it.
    Trust me on that one.

    Titania I think you will love being in college.
    Totally different atmosphere to school.
    I was lousy in school with the structured system they had
    but in college I aced every class.
    The teachers are more laid back and accepting of difference in opinions.

    If we ever move to a place with a college close I might just try for another
    diploma.
    Never got to use the first one.

    In Canada the students have another month of Holidays so they aren't even
    thinking school books or classes yet.
     
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    I'm starting 10th grade. :cool:

    -Symphonic Band (I've played trumpet since 4th grade)
    -Christian Scriptures (I go to a Catholic school, but I'm not Catholic, which makes things a pain sometimes. I do consider myself Christian, though)
    -Spanish I (Yep, just starting now)
    -Honors Chemistry (I don't know how well I'll do on this...)
    -Fitness Mastery (Basically gym/PE)
    -Honors English (my favorite/easiest class)
    -Honors Algebra II w/ Trigonometry (Yeah, scared about this. I don't really like math)

    Next semester I have Intro to Computer Programming. :D
     
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    titania, we run on block schedule, we had regular schedule in middle school.

    lessa, I do horribly in all classes without proper structure, or no structure at all. It's all or nothing for me. I can't have it with one day everything's planned and the next its not. So, I may or may not do fine, depending on the teacher.

    and kratos, me too! yay sophomores! And I will pray for your math. I'm gonna drown too, so don't feel too bad.
     
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    You've got a hefty load there, Titania, with five classes. Best of luck and don't drive yourself too crazy. I would love to take any of those classes, though! :)
     
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    I've never heard of a high school breaking up academics like that into two semesters. And it's weird that you're taking two math courses in one year. By the way, Emily, what's career management anyways?

    Uh...for me...

    AP Literary Composition
    AP 20th Century History ( or maybe it's gov.)
    Pre-Calc
    Physics
    French IV
    AP Psychology
    Advanced Computer Drawing (Auto-CAD, Inventor, Rhino and the like)

    Looks like a fun year for me :)
     
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    You better not....but I guess...if you have to.....


    I'll say something nice at your funeral. :)
     
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    Thanks. I hope so! I had some awfully laid back teachers in high school too :) But I am incredibly excited.

    That's part of my problem! I want to take too many classes :rolleyes: All of the course titles sound like so much fun. Thanks a lot. I can't wait.


    Last1Left... ahh, AP classes. AP Psych was one of my favorites, personally, just because it's such a weird crossover between writing, science and social studies. Your schedule looks like fun (to me. but I'm strange).

    ...

    ...Oasis, you're silly. :) You can be part of the team in charge of keeping me sane and alive, 'k?
    although I would die rather happily. Go down in some mess of languages, literatures and comparative stuff. mmmm.
     
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    I am not at all sure what semesters are ... or how your lessons work really as we do not have half of the lessons you do. One thing I have always been curious about ... What is Geometry??

    These are the lessons I take:

    Maths- 4 times a week, 1 GCSE
    English - 4 times a week, 2 or 3 GCSE's
    Science- 5 times a week, 2 or 3 GCSE's
    ICT - 4 times a week, 4 GCSE's
    R.E. - 1 time a week, 1/2 a GCSE
    French - 3 times a week, 1 GCSE
    Geograpghy - 3 times a week, 1 GCSE
    Art - 3 times a week, 1 GCSE
    Food, 3 times a week, 1 GCSE
    PE, 1 time a week, no GCSE
    We also take PHSCE, which I am not sure what it stands for any more but it looks at things like racism and your goals and finding a job etc etc. We do not recive any qualifications for completing this.

    On my timetable, I have 6 lessons a day, each lasting 50 minutes, with a 15 minute break at 10:30, and a 45 minutes lunch at 12:25. I take afterschool ICT on Tuesday to catch up for the fact I am doing French, and we often have double lessons of ICT and Science. *groan*
     
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    here are my classes,

    Italian
    Advanced English
    Higher Art
    Higher Classics
    Higher History
     
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    My school has eight 45 minute periods every day, one of which is lunch. We also have two semesters, where we usually have the same classes with minor changes. So basically, I have seven classes a semester.
     
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    Semesters are what the school year is divided into. Two semesters in a year, and some schools also break each semester into two quarters. As for geometry, it's the study of points, lines, planes, figures, etc. It gets really annoying, especially when it gets into higher level concepts. It's either a love it or hate it thing.
     
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    It's really cool hearing how different places work their schools!

    This is how we do it in my school:

    We have two semesters, although we do not have block schedules. We only have semesters because they are separated by our grades and midterms/finals.

    (those who don't know, periods are basically 45 minute 'lessons')
    Also, on a side note, we have a six day schedule. Meaning, every day we have school counts as a day. So our first day at school would be day 1, and so on. Some lessons/classes we have on specific days, as you will see below.

    Here's mine--

    Period 1: French III H
    Period 2: Algebra II-H
    Period 3: Choir Major
    Period 4: Lunch (days 1, 3, 5)
    Period 4: Health Ed. (days 2, 4, 6)
    Period 5: English 10-H
    Period 6: AP World History
    Period 7: Physical Ed. (days 1, 3, 5)
    Period 7: Chemistry Lab (day 2)
    Period 7: Study Hall (days 4 and 6)
    Period Eight: Chemistry H

    As you see, some classes are only visited on certain days, while others (like Chemistry, English, Math) are every day.
     
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    Other people's schedules seem so much more complicated and interesting than mine lole :(

    Im in Scotland so at school you study at Standard Grade (2 year courses which you do 8 or 9 of) in 3rd and 4th year, Highers (1 year courses you can do up to 5 of) in 5th year and then in 6th and final year (if you stay onto it) you can do a combination of different Highers or continue onto Advanced Highers.

    My school does 6 periods a day, 5 days a week, each 1 about 55 minutes long. Im starting 6th year, which is the 1st year where you dont have a class in every single 1 of those periods, which is good :cool: Also means i am finally free from compulsory subjects (such as English which you have to do until Higher :p) :D I now have :

    Advanced Higher Maths
    Advanced Higher Chemistry
    Advanced Higher Physics

    Only bad thing was that my school didn't run Advanced Higher Physics so i have to go to another to do it, and their timetable + the travelling cut over more than half of my school's Advanced Higher Biology, so i could not take that as well. But doing only 3 subjects means i have a lot of time off, so it's not such a great loss :cool:
     
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    That's really confusing. Could you interpret for me the 3rd and 4th years, and stuff like that?
     
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    Ah the 3rd and 4th year are of Secondary School, which i *think* roughly equates to American Middle School and High School. There is a 7 year Primary School before Secondary, which would probably be like Elementary. You dont get any proper qualifications until the end of 4th in Secondary though, so before 3rd year you just do a bit of everything basically.
     
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    Like Harry Potter!
     
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    Wow, that was confusing.
     
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    Wow. Yeah, that is confusing... it is kinda neat to hear about how everyone else's schools work though! It seems like the British system is a lot more specialized... like I took math 3 out of my 4 years in high school (and the only time I didn't was because of scheduling issues) even though I'm not going into math and science at all. I think most Americans do the same? All the specialization doesn't really happen until college.

    You only have lunch 3 out of 6 days?! :eek:

    My school had a partial block schedule. I had six classes each semester, but never had each class every day...
    Mondays I had all 6
    Tuesdays periods 1, 2, 4 and 5
    Wednesdays periods 2, 3, 5 and 6
    Thursdays periods 1, 3, 4 and 6
    Fridays all 6 again.

    Periods were 50 mins. on Mondays and Fridays, and 1 hour 20 mins. on Tuesdays - Thursdays. I liked it a lot actually, although the block periods were better in some classes than others (math block periods seemed really, really long - but science teachers loved them cause we had more time to do labs).
     
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    Yeah, it is kind of neat. I have the same classes, every day 1.5 hours for each class, and a half hour for lunch during third. Last semester was horrid because 2 out of my four teachers hated me, 1 was okay, and the other is one of my favorites. Even though she worked us the hardest. I'm hoping it doesn't go like that this time.
     
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    Thank you for explaining. :)

    Yeshum basically ... it will be though 'cos JKR is British and probably kept the format similar.
     
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    I'm going into high school this year (Froshy pride!) and am taking all honors classes, up to and including band. Between that and all the extracurricular activities (play, speech, music, marching band), I heartily look forward to my nervous breakdown halfway through the year.
     
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    Oh, don't worry. The mental breakdowns start about a fourth of the way through the year, after the first few, you get used to living on limited brain function.
     
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    Physics 121 (for Pre-Med Students)
    Chemistry 131
    Social Psychology
    Accounting II

    Not too bad, my easiest schedule by far. Might add on to it at some point.
     

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