Rethinking end-of-school exams
Year 12 is already a year filled with pressure, last-minute cramming, and a series of contemplating one’s future, but add COVID-19 into the mix, and you’re left with one big pile of highly stressed students. The last three months for year 12 students has been nothing short of confusing, with NSW postponing their HSC exams until November whilst Victoria makes no significant changes to their VCE exams whatsoever. COVID restrictions and lockdowns have forced many of us to reevaluate the ways in which we operate in our day-to-day lives, but should the school system be doing the same? We were joined by John Fischetti, professor, and pro-vice-chancellor of the College of Human and Social Futures at the University of Newcastle, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on final-school exams.