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By May 2017, I'm in IG2. After this summer holiday, I will be in AS.

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I do reasonably well on school subjects. Of the 8 subjects I listed here, I get all A in the mock exam except chemistry. I took CIE for IGCSE in June 2017, and the results are not yet available.

Table of contents

  1. Math
    1. How good am I at Math?
    2. Why is math important?
  2. Physics
    1. Why is Physics important?
  3. Chemistry
  4. History
  5. Business
  6. English
  7. References and Footnotes


How good am I at Math?

Although I code, I'm not like those math wizards who is capable of understanding and coming up with solutions to complicated and seemingly unsolvable problems in a handful of seconds. I'm in fact not smart at all. However it may seems that I do way better than most people around me at math. That's because I have learned all those first year A level things on Khanacademy/Coursera/Youtube before I went to IG2.

Why is math important?

Math is probably the most important subject one should study. It can be used to model nearly all kinds of things, help us predict events and make good decisions. Nowadays nearly everything is based on some kind of math.[1] Math is used to model both the giant and the small in physics and chemistry. Math is also used to analyze statistical data for economic and social science. Cryptography, which itself is very fun to play around with, and have enabled us to keep our data safe and ensure people don't break their promises, is based extensively on math.[2][3][4][and more] Understanding math also help one make rational decisions in complex circumstances[5][6] , and math itself is like an art. One can almost always find some uses of math whatever they do.


Similar to math, I learn stuff in advance for Physics as well. This have allowed me to think more in-depth during Physics lessons and I may, as a result of this, be able to understand Physical concepts better.

Why is Physics important?

Physics is useful because it enables human to understand the world we live in better, and make use of "tricks" to benefit our lives[7][8][9][and more]. By studying Physics, one can understand how the things we use work, and with a good amount of Physics knowledge, one can build useful things to help themselves or others. Physics in the deeper level, such as quantum mechanic, feels beautiful. It's amazing how our universe came up with all these mysterious rules of how matters behaves.


I HATE CHEMISTRY. Seriously, I don't really understand why Chemistry may be useful to me. I put few effort into getting good grades in Chemistry, and this is the only subject where I got a grade below A.


I does kind of well on this subject. By spending more time on this subject than my other classmates, I'm able to get at least a decent A grade.

I don't particularly love history, but I think it teaches you interesting[10][11] and perhaps useful[12] things. You can appreciate how our society has changed and is getting better.[13][14]

History is also one of the subjects where they focus on "critical thinking" - how to assess a statement objectively, or should I say, "in a professional manner".[15] The thinking skills taught in this subject and in (the subject) Business have in some ways changed the way I judge things in daily life.


Will have to see what grade I get for my IGCSE CIE. I'm not very confident on this and my results are not stable over time.


You probably already have an idea of how well my English is after reading these words. I did pretty well in the exams.

Personally, I think English is easier to learn than Chinese for a average person. For Chinese you have to remember so many characters, and I never seems to be able to write them correctly. Although English's spelling is also pretty messed up, it's still generally simpler than Chinese.

References and Footnotes