Friday, June 20, 2008

Exam Results

All my marks for the mid-year exams are finally in, (the delay due to my Biology teacher's absence for the two weeks after holidays) and I must say I am not too happy with it. Although I studied quite hard for it, but the results show that I have quite alot of work to do. One wonders how that would be possible?

Bahasa Malaysia - 84%
I was quite surprised with this score. For my Paper 2, I got a whole lot of tatabahasa and peribahasa (grammar and idioms) questions wrong. But thankfully my essays did good in my teacher's eyes, so I was somewhat lucky in this sense.

English - 83%
Major shock. This is a historic score for me. Why?
(i) This is the lowest English score I have ever gotten... in my whole LIFE. As far as I can remember, dating back to primary school, I have always gotten 85 and above.
(ii) This is absolutely the first time in secondary school that my English scores are lower than BM. What the heck!!
I'm not very sure why I did so badly. Can you believe it? My continuous essay got a mere 27 out of 50!! That was terrible. If it weren't for the other free marks like literature, grammar and all that, I would have gotten a horrendous B...!! Although I must admit I wasn't writing my best, and all the topics available were kind of shallow and too straightforward, I didn't expect the forementioned results.
I suspect that Mr. Chay doesn't like me, but it appears he is just unbelievably strict because he wants us to improve our writing and not be complacent. But I wonder why his daughter got quite high? Suspicious...

Additional Maths - 90%
Not too bad, I suppose, but for a few hours after getting the papers back, I was scolding myself for making stupid errors like transferring data incorrectly, forgetting to change degrees into radians, and silly things like that. But a good result to show for a lot of effort in this department.

Modern Maths - 96%
As always, modern maths did not fail me. A few silly mistakes but not too many to threathen my grip on this subject. However I realized that not everyone is good in this subject, so I shall not comment further, only that a lot of practice make perfection!

Biology - 76% (as of today - I haven't tried to claim marks yet)
I was quite dissappointed, to say the least. I mean, it is a vast improvement from last year where I always got around 50 to 60 marks, but that was because I didn't study. For this exam I worked hard and felt quite confident after the exam. But somehow my essay questions didn't reap enough marks, and I kind of screwed up my Paper 3. But anyhow, it is still good enough for an A, nevertheless I will have to work harder than my hardest.

Chemistry - 89%
I was actually sick on the day of this paper, with fever and headache and dizziness. The day before I was also very tired and only managed to read through a few chapters. But somehow I pulled through, with God's grace!

Physcis - 88%
I previously though I didn't like Physics, but I think I have changed my mind, because I finally managed to figure out Form 4's chapter 2 about Motion, and I got the hang of writing essay questions. So now, I'm quite steady in this subject, praise God!

Sejarah / Histroy - 58%
It is quite apparent to me that History is not one of my strong points. Especially because of subjective and essay questions (where luck cannot to be utilized) I have failed to obtain feasible marks. However I am working to get an A for Sejarah under my belt. But how do those geniuses do it??!!

Moral - 66%
I had a scare because I got my paper back with 46%. However, it appears that my Moral teacher had no marking experience, so after re-marking by another teacher, I got an extra 20 marks, but it still isn't up to my standards. (Or more like... my parents' standards) I had memorized all the 36 nilais to perfection, but my answering techniques have to be refined. So, now I have to go for Moral tuition, hope to do better!!

English for Science and Technology - 93%
A useless subject. I get highest in my class for a useless subject. Why??!!
Anyway, I wrote a unnecessary 4 pages for my essay and got 28 upon 30. Is that wasted energy and ink? Maybe not.

In conclusion, I had previously though there was no competition in my class, but how wrong I was!! Although there is significantly less competition than in SMK BL, there still is. I estimate to have gotten around 3rd or 5th in class. With this in mind, I hope to do better in the coming exams and finally in SPM, to make my parents proud and continue my sisters' unbroken string of A's in SPM!!

By the way, I hope all this did not come accross as proud or arrogant to you!! This is all a testimony to God's provision for me. God bless you!!

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