Many year 12 students take a gap year
Each year, about one in seven Australian year 12 students who do a bachelors degree take a gap year.
Taking a gap year after receiving exam results can help students relax, build new connections and relationships, and be curious. It can also help them become confidence, perspective, and open-mindedness.
Despite what some assume, figures have shown that students taking a gap year are just as likely to complete their degree within six years than students who do not.
Produced By: Tamar Pilobisian
Featured In Story: Narelle Lemon, Professor in Education, Swinburne University of Technology
First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 21 December 2022