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    what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    What can I do if I do terrible in year 12? Is my life going to be horrible if I perform poorly in school. Is there any way to get into good courses ?
    Would love some insight

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    You'll get a bad ATAR. No. Transfering from one course to another, post grad, doing a similar course at a different uni are all pathways.
    Study hard during year 12 and do your best. Have an aim and have back ups in case you don't get in to first preference. Talk to people so that you ain't sad all the time and excersice as well. Ask more questions if you have any. And don't forget to study.

    And with that I need to follow my own advice.
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    My brother got an atar of 43 and he's in university at the moment. Fortunately many universities are starting to look at "alternate criteria", ie. they do not judge you solely on your marks. I know that Macquarie university (which has a stunning campus and amazing lecturers) offers alternate entry. This means that you are able to gain entry to most courses even if you do really badly in year 12. I'd suggest looking at the university you're planning to go to (if you are planning to go to university at all) and research their entry schemes.

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by laradicks View Post
    My brother got an atar of 43 and he's in university at the moment. Fortunately many universities are starting to look at "alternate criteria", ie. they do not judge you solely on your marks. I know that Macquarie university (which has a stunning campus and amazing lecturers) offers alternate entry. This means that you are able to gain entry to most courses even if you do really badly in year 12. I'd suggest looking at the university you're planning to go to (if you are planning to go to university at all) and research their entry schemes.
    uts also has something similar: https://www.insearch.edu.au/

    try not to let your performance in year 12 discourage you from university.

    that being said, if you're failing maths don't try to become an engineer
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Don't feel obliged to go to uni. There are plenty of different careers where you can get more satisfaction/make more money etc. Don't feel you have to do it for any reason.
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by BenHowe View Post
    Don't feel obliged to go to uni. There are plenty of different careers where you can get more satisfaction/make more money etc. Don't feel you have to do it for any reason.
    Good advice. I go to a low-ranking school and the school promotes tafe/college/work/defence for those who most likely won't get into uni. The defence seems like a great way to get a degree in your chosen field and get work afterwards- and this is especially good if you're patriotic or if you want to do aeronautical and don't want to end up making missles for Boeing or Russia or something. And remember TAFE is safe
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Tbh if you learn a trade and are business savvy you'll most likely make more than people who have gone to university
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by BenHowe View Post
    Tbh if you learn a trade and are business savvy you'll most likely make more than people who have gone to university
    what atar do you need to learn a trade?

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

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    what atar do you need to learn a trade?
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

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    So you can pretty much drop out of school in year 10 and do a trade?

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by boredsatan View Post
    So you can pretty much drop out of school in year 10 and do a trade?
    yes
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Become an electrician, good money and easy on the body as you age. If you decide to go to Uni later you could possibly do electrical engineering or something to build on your practical skillset - or just do cashies on the side whilst you study as a mature age student.

    Work as a correctional officer - great money and minimal educational requirements.

    Alternatively, go fuck around for a year sit STAT through ACER and go study somewhere chill and basically fuck off all that HSC pressure.
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    So if I get bad grades (<50%) it's not really the end of the world?

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Bump!
    Is it possible to have a normal life after doing terrible in high school?

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Are there a lot of options after getting an atar of 60?
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by boredsatan View Post
    Bump!
    Is it possible to have a normal life after doing terrible in high school?
    Everyone literally answered your question above.

    High school is not needed. People are homeschooled and do just fine.

    If you're still asking the exact same question that was answered in the first place, I would think you're trolling.
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    some unis offer a prep course that runs for 1-2 years and doesn't require an ATAR e.g.- UNSW science prep course

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by boredsatan View Post
    Bump!
    Is it possible to have a normal life after doing terrible in high school?
    no-you will suffer for eternity

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by ProdigyInspired View Post
    Everyone literally answered your question above.

    High school is not needed. People are homeschooled and do just fine.

    If you're still asking the exact same question that was answered in the first place, I would think you're trolling.
    I have no intention of trolling.

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    I'm getting an eyeseeyou vibe here
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by jathu123 View Post
    I'm getting an eyeseeyou vibe here
    lol what?

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by jathu123 View Post
    I'm getting an eyeseeyou vibe here
    what happened to that guy? I heard he got banned, then once HSC school year came it seems he ditched it, maybe to focus?
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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by ProdigyInspired View Post
    what happened to that guy? I heard he got banned, then once HSC school year came it seems he ditched it, maybe to focus?
    wait did he get banned here? i thought he got ip banned from atar notes?

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    Quote Originally Posted by donkily View Post
    wait did he get banned here? i thought he got ip banned from atar notes?
    who are you referring to?

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    Re: what to do if you do terrible in year 12

    pfft what ahahaha i dont see him on the forums at all
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