Today I got my grades from this finals week that started last Wednesday (but we had two tests on Monday, too) and ended yesterday. They are all fairly good.
Dutch: that one was yesterday and it was a close reading test. It sucked pretty much and normally my experiences with close reading tests aren’t too good, but still I had an 8.4 (!!!!) and an eight on my report.
Literature: that’s a whole vague thing anyway. There was a list of grades hanging on a classroom door, but there was something wrong with my Dutch grades, but I couldn’t figure out what. (The teacher later E-mailed me my grades and that all was right.) I’ll just see what I’ll get on my report.
Latin: I found the test went pretty well. But as I also had a five last time which counts twice, I didn’t suppose I’d get a seven on my report (which I got last year, also due to a very good grade in the last finals week). Indeed, I got a 7.9 on this test, but only a six on my report.
English: I had the feeling my listening test and Friday’s reading test didn’t go too well. However, I don’t know what grades I got but Mrs. H. said I’ll have a nine on my report card. I don’t really care about what grades those tests exactly were.
German: I had the feeling as if my oral test last Wednesday went really horribly, and my reading test was probably so-so. The latter’s true – I had a 6.4 on it -, but the former ain’t: I had a 7.3. However, Frau Z. did say that I should expand my vocabulary and some prononciation. I’m not totally sure, but I believe I’ll have a seven on my report.
French: The reading test on Monday the 14th was really difficult. I also had pretty little time (but of course didn’t ask if I could have extra time, which Mrs. Van O. had just not thought of and I should’ve asked for). I had a 5.2 (just insufficient) for it, but will still have a six on my report.
Geography: I hadn’t studied too well for this test, cause I found the subject (environmental problems) to be boring. But last time I hadn’t studied at all and still got a 5.5, so I thought I should be able to get a reasonable grade now, too. Indeed, I got a six and on my report just a seven (6.5).
History: I usually have sevens or eights on history, but as I had a 4.5 for my first period test (cause I couldn’t think of a reason why I should study for it, and hence didn’t study), I’ve averaged a six since the third period (when I got a 7.7 for my test, and a 7.1 in the fourth period). I however got an 8.1 for my project on the book Oeroeg by Hella S. Haasse, and so I ‘ll get a seven on my final report, and, I think, as my school examination average, as we won’t have tests next year until our final exam.
Philosophy: it was a very difficult theme which we had to do (philosophical anthropology) and I hadn’t studied very well for it. The test appeared to be pretty difficult, but that’s compared to other philo tests. I had a 7.5 anyway (pretty low for philo, but still). I also had a project, which I did on Thomas Hobbes. I had an 8.3 for that and hence an eight on my report.
General sciences: One finishes this subject in 11th. I had supposed I would get a seven on my final report (and hence as the mark on my final exam), but as I got an 8.5 (totally by surprise) for this period’s test, I will have an eight!
Classical culture: I’m not really sure about that. I found Mr. B. and asked about my grades. I had a 5.2 on the fourth period test and an eight on my presentation in Rome. I also had a 7.8 last year which also counts for my final exam (we also finish classical culture this year), so the average will be a seven I think, but Mr. B. said he didn’t know for sure but thought something like 6.4 (so six). Well, I’ll see. (There are some issues cause I did some things differently and also missed a test last year and so on.)
Economics: I had a 6.8 on each of the other two tests. This one didn’t go really well, but I still had a 6.1, so I’ll have a seven on my report, which I find pretty cool.
Math: That’s really sooo cool!!! I had a 9.3 on my project, which I did with Elise and Annemarie (for this project, we had to write math lessons for the 8th grade and also give two lessons). Then I also got an eight on the test (which I certainly hadn’t expected!) and therefore on my report I’ll get a nine!!!
Wow, I haven’t had nines on my report since eighth grade and now I have two of them. How cool!!! And also eights on Dutch, philosophy and general sciences! And sevens on (I think) German, literature, geography, history, economics and maybe classical culture. And finally, two sixes on the subjects I’ve called my relatively weaker subjects ever since last year: French and Latin. But Latin could’ve been a seven, had I done my best on the fourth period test.
So, Next year’ll be 12th. My last year at high school. Pretty scary. But I’ll first have a long summer holiday!
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