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January 24, 2021, 05:59:53 pm

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GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« on: August 06, 2020, 09:48:20 am »
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So at this stage, the GAT is scheduled for Wednesday 7 October (see here for exam timetable).

How are you all feeling about it so far? Is the extra time good, or would you rather just get it done ASAP? Have you given it any thought at all?

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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 10:16:13 am »
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The GAT is, and has always been, the least of my concerns. I understand its purpose but I can never bring myself to care about it. Honestly, I wish it wasn't so close to exams, but I don't mind too much. I've never met anyone who prepares for the GAT, and I'm not a fan of the extra time (would rather get it over and done with).
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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 05:05:40 pm »
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Our teacher wants us to prepare for it because it might affect our ATAR more than usual. Me, I don't care, altho' I will do something to prepare I guess. So right now, meh.
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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 05:38:41 pm »
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I'm a little bit worried about the continuous changes in date due to its factor in moderation and scaling for VCE subjects. I am also wondering how it will be considering it is so close to exams and this is my first year undertaking a 3/4 subject :)
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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2020, 05:50:24 pm »
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My school has put a lot of pressure on "perfecting" the GAT; which tbh is absurd.
I understand the need for it, but as eloisegrace said, it's terrifying that it's so close to exams.
Exams should at least be pushed another week :/
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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2020, 06:00:15 pm »
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If nothing else, 2020 provides a lot of opportunities for a good GATchphrase

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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 07:03:58 pm »
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If nothing else, 2020 provides a lot of opportunities for a good GATchphrase
? What is that?  ???
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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 11:28:12 pm »
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? What is that?  ???
Back in the day it was a tradition on VCE DiscussionSpace to have someone come up with a theme/phrase everyone would try to work into one of their writing pieces on the GAT. In 2016 (when I was in year 12) it was Cat in the Hat (in the GAT). It's a bit of fun and I hope the tradition has continued since I graduated haha.

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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2020, 09:17:11 am »
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Back in the day it was a tradition on VCE DiscussionSpace

And long before this!

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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2020, 09:24:01 am »
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For those saying the GAT is actually important this year - what is the reasoning for this? Has VCAA made a comment on this?

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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2020, 09:26:41 am »
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For those saying the GAT is actually important this year - what is the reasoning for this? Has VCAA made a comment on this?

From what I'm hearing mostly, just hypothetical rumours and because of how SACs were affected by Covid.

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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2020, 10:19:30 am »
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Back in the day it was a tradition on VCE DiscussionSpace to have someone come up with a theme/phrase everyone would try to work into one of their writing pieces on the GAT. In 2016 (when I was in year 12) it was Cat in the Hat (in the GAT). It's a bit of fun and I hope the tradition has continued since I graduated haha.

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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2020, 10:41:01 am »
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Everyone actually found it hard to come up with the gatchphrase for 2019. I remember the two biggest options that everyone voted on was 'I love you 3000' (from Avengers) and 'Bye Sister' (from James Charles). One person suggested 'I Got the Horses in the GAT' about a week before the GAT started and everyone agreed on it unanimously.

I may or may not have made a few references to the gatchphrase in my essays...
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Re: GAT 2020 - how is everybody feeling at the moment?
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 11:09:16 am »
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For those saying the GAT is actually important this year - what is the reasoning for this? Has VCAA made a comment on this?

I don't think any offical comment has been made yet. However, James Merlino has hinted that there will be some changes to VCE announced in the upcoming days - perhaps similar to what they did for the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires.