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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #165 on: May 12, 2020, 09:07:07 am »
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UPDATE: Victorian schools expected to start soon!

Year 3-10: by June 9th
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Waiting on this two-week clearance now. Hopefully there won't be more community cases.
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #166 on: May 21, 2020, 09:04:20 pm »
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They're bringing forward our exams, so our exams will start on the week of the 9th of November and they will be finished by the 2nd of December.

Finally, some dates set in!


Edit: Source: Dan Andrews Facebook page
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #167 on: May 21, 2020, 09:10:02 pm »
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They're bringing forward our exams, so our exams will start on the week of the 9th of November and they will be finished by the 2nd of December.

Finally, some dates set in!


Edit: Source: Dan Andrews Facebook page

Honestly so happy about this!

I take the GAT is on September 9th?
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #168 on: May 21, 2020, 09:12:30 pm »
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Honestly so happy about this!

I take the GAT is on September 9th?

Not sure about the GAT, VCAA should hopefully update us with the specifics.

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #169 on: May 21, 2020, 09:36:07 pm »
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They're bringing forward our exams, so our exams will start on the week of the 9th of November and they will be finished by the 2nd of December.

Finally, some dates set in!

Edit: Source: Dan Andrews Facebook page

Yeah I saw on the news! So happy, I was really not looking forward to exams intruding on what is supposed to be the best month of the year!
It makes sense seeing they cut a lot out from many of the content-heavy subjects. Also, a relief because it means we will get our results before 2020 ends and have a clearer pathway to where we want to head next year.
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #170 on: May 21, 2020, 11:12:06 pm »
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They're bringing forward our exams, so our exams will start on the week of the 9th of November and they will be finished by the 2nd of December.

Finally, some dates set in!


Edit: Source: Dan Andrews Facebook page
I'm a bit mixed about the decision. I was really looking forward to having more time to prepare for exams, but I guess it is still a little extra than normal. We get the added bonus of having some content cut out so I guess that makes up for it.
Although, it will be nice to know that we will get a longer break.
When do we thing exams schedules are going to come out?
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #171 on: May 22, 2020, 09:43:29 am »
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When do we thing exams schedules are going to come out?
Usually, come out in the last week of May if I remember correctly.
I'm also mixed about the decision as pushing back exams would allow us more revision and time to do praccy exams as I know my school finishes Unit 4 in like the first week of Term 4, but then again good to get them out of the way! Imagine if our exam period went from mid-December to mid-January :o
I also may have bought tickets to a concert a while ago thinking well if the exam time table stays the same I'll have done my exams and I'll be able to go.......now im not so sure (hopefully most of my exams are in the 'first half')

Not sure about the GAT, VCAA should hopefully update us with the specifics.

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« Reply #172 on: May 22, 2020, 02:34:28 pm »
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I feel like I'm the only one upset about this...? I'm bothered by the fact that VCAA said the exams will be December and now they suddenly decided to change that, are they not worried about the backlash they may receive?
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #173 on: May 22, 2020, 03:06:21 pm »
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I feel like I'm the only one upset about this...? I'm bothered by the fact that VCAA said the exams will be December and now they suddenly decided to change that, are they not worried about the backlash they may receive?
I can understand why you may be upset, but you should also note that VCAA has cut down at least a few weeks content from each subject's study designs, which makes up for the fact that the exams are a bit earlier than the expected date. I don't actually think VCAA confirmed that exams were in December - that was just an estimate but was it never explicitly stated that they would definitely occur in December. I doubt they'd receive much backlash, because from what I can see the decision has been well-received overall, although I can definitely see a group of people not being happy with this. No matter what decision VCAA makes, there will always be supporters and opposers anyway. I guess the only thing you can do is change your mindset and power on. There's also the positives too - more holidays and an earlier ATAR! :D
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #174 on: May 22, 2020, 04:09:42 pm »
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #175 on: May 23, 2020, 11:24:38 pm »
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The new GAT date doesn't help those who have trial exams in the same month (unless you see this as an opportunity for individual growth). If alterations aren't made, its time to brace for impact
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #176 on: May 24, 2020, 03:49:22 am »
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I am so excited to return to school, screw online learning. Honestly this whole Corona-Virus mumbo jumbo screwed me up a bit. My chemistry is like weeks behind, I did almost nothing for chemistry this whole term  :-\ :-\
Thank god I did well in some of my other subjects or else I might have to repeat this year again.
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #177 on: May 24, 2020, 11:54:23 pm »
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My chemistry is like weeks behind

omg literally same, I'm so annoyed at how my teacher decided to teach chemistry during remote learning, especially I found chemistry so challenging
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #178 on: May 25, 2020, 07:51:02 pm »
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omg literally same, I'm so annoyed at how my teacher decided to teach chemistry during remote learning, especially I found chemistry so challenging
Oh boy same here, the videos recorded were so long. Legit the videos went for well over an hour and I just can't focus for that long. Chemistry was such a challenge during remote learning and honestly I think once I return to school my teacher is gonna be super mad. I barely did any work for chemistry for those 6 weeks in remote learning and I did nothing during the school holidays either. Opps
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« Reply #179 on: May 25, 2020, 08:49:21 pm »
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Oh boy same here, the videos recorded were so long. Legit the videos went for well over an hour and I just can't focus for that long. Chemistry was such a challenge during remote learning and honestly I think once I return to school my teacher is gonna be super mad. I barely did any work for chemistry for those 6 weeks in remote learning and I did nothing during the school holidays either. Opps

I'm in the same boat but for English!
English is hard enough for me as it is and I just went straight downhill during remote learning  :'(
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