On the good side, the VET office does well with TAFE and the career and enterprise classes are helpful. However, some staff have a bias against general students, and I find that general/VET students have more unhelpful teachers than anyone else. Leaving high school as a general student I found that most of the students who acted out won’t grow up to be bad adults. Some teachers should understand that students still have time to grow out of their childish phase and find their goals and passion soon. My main point is that:
If general teachers didn’t unintentionally discourage students, I believe my friends would have enjoyed studying a lot earlier before it was their final year of high school. Which comes to my second point. Teachers could have done better with preparing us for the “real world” instead of scaring us into it. In 10th grade while picking my subjects for year 11-12 I heard a lot of “We’re deciding our future already!” from my friends in both general and ATAR. This was a bold statement for a bunch of 16 year olds, because not many teachers prepared us to realise that career goals aren’t exactly linear nor a race.
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