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Fate of thousands of year 12s in the balance as education heads meet

Fate of thousands of year 12s in the balance as education heads meet

7/04/2020 4:39:00 AM

Fate of thousands of year 12 s in the balance as education heads meet

Extending the academic year, postponing exams until next year, dropping some assessments — these options and more are expected to be discussed when the national Education Council meets today to work out how to run year 12 in 2020.

Several options have already been floated by the states ahead of the meeting.They include extending the academic year to have final exams next year, dropping some assessments, and giving principals more flexibility to decide when assessments need to be completed.

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Mr Tehan said providing year 12 students with certainty was now"top of our priority listing".He would like all states to work on an approach that was as unified as possible, he said."We've asked for a paper for all the state-based curriculum and assessment authorities to give us a sense as to how assessments, in particular, could pan out this year," he said.

The ministers are expected to issue a communique after today's meeting, outlining as much of that detail as they can agree on.The. The vast majority of students will study from home, but Premier Daniel Andrews said year 12 students"will receive their VCE or their VCAL certificate".

However, exams are likely to be held later than usual, in December.Students across the country are being warned, though, that in 2020 no plans can be certain."How the pandemic plays out over the next six months ultimately will dictate, to a large part, what that looks like," Mr Tehan said.

Breaking down the latest news and research to understand how the world is living through an epidemic, this is the ABC's Coronacast podcast.Professor Manuel said now could be a chance for historic change — moving to assessments over the full school year, rather than end-of-year exams that determined much of a student's university admission rank.

"I think a number of people have called for a rethink of the way we assess and report," she said."And we have to remember that the NSW external HSC examination system [has] remained relatively unchanged for more than 100 years. A lot has changed."

At the Bonham household, and right across the country, parents and students will still face a huge amount of uncertainty."There's a lot of anxiety," Ms Bonham said"It's hard enough getting a 17-year-old boy to focus on anything very much.

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It will be really interesting to the decision made by heads of education. This is such a challenging time for students, teachers and parents. It's important to remember that education is more than just class and assessments - e.g. skills, socialising, support, growth Not rocket science....just reopen the schools like usual, stop all this ridiculous & appalling 'police state' shenanigans!

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