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    Default Hsc at tafe

    has anyone done their hsc at tafe or through OTEN?


    Im thinking about doing it as i only went to year 11... And feel as tho if i could complete that fairy successfully then i can continue with further study, maybe even uni.

    Anyone? Advice? Experience?

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    Hey I haven't really been in your situation but will give it a crack.

    When I was in yr 11 I went to tafe do you yr 12 literature becuase the subject wasn't offered at my school.

    I absouletly loved it!!!!

    Different to school, but not quite like uni - it is like middle ground where you are treated independality but also supported.

    I say go for it!!!!

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    Im probably only going to be able to do it via correspondence, but hubby is an english high school teacher, so im fairly sure if i was uncertain about anything he would be a great help.

    I just feel really nervous because im an idiot. And havent studied since high school...and even then... I was bad at it. Eeep


    But im kind of at a cross roads, i dont know what to do with my life, i dont have a lot of options cnsidering my circumstances. Bt this seems like it could be a positive step...


    Eeeeep.

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    Hi DE, Not in your situation but I went to Tafe part time at age of 35 to study cookery. Even though I have other quals I was intimidated by the thought of formal study after so many years. But it all turned out great and I am sure most Tafes have bridging sessions for those who feel out of the loop - check the web or ring and ask if there is an advisor you can speak with. Best of luck!

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    I did my HSC at TAFE and did one of my subjects through OTEN. It was great! The OTEN one was difficult though. It was hard to be motivated and LOTS of boring notes to read. This was 10 years ago though.
    What would you like to know??

    I did it over 2 years - 3 subjects a year.
    1st year was adv English, English extension and general maths
    2nd year was biology, modern history and geography (my OTEN subject.)
    The teachers were all really good, except the history teacher who just read from a text book.
    The students were a mix of mostly high school drop outs (like me) and mature age students (a fair few sahm's.) I befriended the SAHMs because the drop outs scared me - ha! Though mostly they were very nice, just young and misunderstood.
    The teachers all made it very clear from the beginning that they weren't going to spoonfeed us. 85% attendance was required or you failed.
    As I said. Any questions..

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    What do you want to do with it?

    I left school when I was 15 (end of year 10) and just started uni this year...doing open foundation which will hopefully lead me to a place in Bach of Mid next year. I was absolutely sh!tting myself and if it wasn't for some great friends (one in particular, hello if you're reading this) who kept telling me I'd be okay and it will get easier I probably would have backed out.
    I just did a whole week of a Chem bridging course last week...I never paid any attention to Science at school, it was my worst subject but I understand it. I mean, I'm going to need to study to be confident but I can grasp it and what we covered in the bridging course covers a good chunk of our first exam.

    I have studied at TAFE and loved it, but if you want to go to uni I'd skip doing year 12 at TAFE and go to uni. That way you can get used to uni before starting a degree + Open Foundation is free (minus text books).

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    No no, im not smart enough to jump into that!!! I just had a look and almost had a panic attack.

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    I started open foundation at Newcastle uni last year, withdrew when we moved states.

    Im going back this year.

    Lecturers hold your hand through the whole year, it's 10 hours a fortnight. 2 courses, it's honestly not hard at all. It's designed so anyone can do it & get into a degree at Newcastle uni.
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    I'm thinking if doing this too I dropped out in yr 11 when I was 36 weeks pregnant so never finished high school but don't understand the whole hsc thing having gone to school in qld


 

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