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    I think I remember a good chunk of what I learnt at school. I guess it's different from person to person, and depends how much you've subsequently used the information in further studies/ career/ life.

    I think personality is a factor too, and it depends how much you want to remember certain things.

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    My hubby was he completed year 12 with an OP4 so I guess he must have. That was at a state school with his main focus being sport. HE was not into drinking, parties or sleeping around just sport and cars lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishtyban View Post
    Oh wow did you?
    as a performing arts kid ?

    I went for drama and ballet..and was there in year 11 and 12..

    i used to write my own notes and our drama teacher taught us about cookies...
    I started off local and then got into drama a couple of years later. I left halfway through year 9 though - at the time I just thought I hated that school, but realised later I hated all of them. Personally that kind of learning did not work for me, I went to tafe to finish off and did far better there than I ever did at school. Just a different way of learning I guess.

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    Sure did.

    But then again I was a front of the class, first name basis with the teacher, lunchtime in the library type girl.

    If something I knew contradicted when we were being taught I just did the work, brought up my knowledge to the teacher, if it was rejected I'd simply keep my mouth shut and keep my own opinion.
    for example, that ridiculous aeons-old "your tongue has different taste patches" myth.
    I was excited when I found evidence that it was not only untrue, but had actually been disproved for over a decade. But my Science teacher was adamant that they would not allow incorrect information in a textbook.
    I even printed out medical and science journals and statements to take to class and was told I'd go to detention if I brought it up again.

    I loved high school. Oddly enough I wasn't bullied; I wasn't a popular kid, and I wasn't invited to the popular kid parties and such, but nobody bothered me. I'd help out with exam study and homework, and if someone needed more time on an assignment I'd speak to the teacher for them and get them a few day's reprieve.
    I remember in Year 9 an Asian exchange student joined the class and immediately picked me as her target. She gave me verbal hell for a few weeks, and one day she tripped me over in class for a laugh.
    Two of the "skanky popular" girls beat her up at recess, without my knowledge.
    I wasn't popular but I was liked enough to not be in danger from bullies.

    In later high school years, 11 and 12, I started writing reference papers for exams {the tiny bit of paper you're allowed to take into minor exams to remind you of facts} for money.
    Probably illegal now that I think about it, but it wasn't helping anyone cheat, I simply took the work they'd already done in their exercise books and formatted it into an easy to read reference.
    All of that help with teachers and tutoring probably helped my popularity at school.

    I started doing a Uni course in Year 11, it was called an Advanced Transition course back then, I believe. Designed to give the more advanced students an edge before they went to formal University.
    In addition to my high school work I did Zoology and Literature.

    And after 13 years of hard work and a 97.5 ENTER score...I became a housewife!

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    Most of what you learn at school isn't the actual learning material, it is more about how you learn it, putting you in different situations, learning how to work with others, socialise etc.
    I took education studies at uni and learnt that the content of the curriculum is pretty much the least important part of your education. It's all about the 'hidden curriculum' apparently. Although I can't remember exactly, I wasn't paying enough attention lol!

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    I went to a public high school in the late 90's. I got out of it what I put in. I was not the top of the class, and not the bottom. I learnt a lot about people and personalities, the type of person I wanted to be and the type of people I wanted to be around. Yr 11 & 12 I spent at home and found out that putting in what you want to get out of it also worked. High school gave me a base of knowledge for the rest of my life.

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    I have no idea how you would learn nothing! The assumption being that you have the educational knowledge of a 12 year old if you didn't? Surely everyone got something out of five years of schooling...even if you no longer recognize it as valuable.

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    I learnt how to type (the main part of my job is transcription) on MSN messenger.

    Thanks mum for letting me spend all night on the Internet!!

    I have a two year tertiary qualification too. I don't remember to much of that either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsmum View Post
    I went to a public high school in the late 90's. I got out of it what I put in.
    Exactly this. I put in a lot of effort until around halfway through year 11. I was an A average student. In year 11 I started hanging around a different group of friends, wagged a lot of classes and ended up with a very disappointing TER - I cried for 3 days when I got it because I knew I was capable of so much more and I threw it all away when it mattered most.

    As it turns out I was able to get into law as a mature aged student.

    I did learn a lot from high school. I retain information quite well when it is delivered by a teacher where as others don't due to different learning styles. I think this is where alternative education methods (Montessori etc) now more readily available are valuable.

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    I learnt so much in high school, both social and academic. I studied English, Japanese, Math I, Math II, Physics and Chemistry so I learnt a lot of subject material that I followed on into university and post-graduate studies. I loved school and am really enjoying being back there with my eldest in prep this year!


 

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