There is no such thing as a lower course, thats a myth perpetuated by highschool students who, funnily enough, don't go to university. UAC cares not which uni you transfer from nor does the university which you want to transfer into, nobody does, it is your uni marks they care about. You'd also gain credit from the studies you did in the other degree which means you wouldn't be finishing a year later like you would if you repeated your HSC. So it will take less time for you.eternalsoul6 said:but it will have an effect and a very big one, if i do go do a lower course trying to transfer will be alot harder plus will take more time than just using up one year..?
Alternatively you could just make a good go of it this year. You can use subject scores from previous years in your UAI so yes this year's subjects can count, your latest attempt at a subject is the only one accounted for though so you could conceivably get a lower mark by repeating. Just try your best this year and see what happens.labito said:so i can focus on 2 subjects for the hsc this year, fail 3 of them, get a crap uai
then next year at tafe i do those 3 subjects again, i am able to combine them with the 2 subjects i did good in from year 12, and get a good uai?
It's possible for you to do all ten units irrespective of you completing year 11 as it contains some of the prelim components as well. Most people choose not to do the HSC in one year as it is essentially done in 30 weeks at TAFE and cramming the entire thing in can be a tad stressful if you haven't done it before. Considering you've done year 11 already then I'd say you're good to go with the one year thing if you wanna put in the whole nine yards. So just rock up on the info day, the TAFE staff wil talk you through everything.redox said:Hello, would appreciate some advice.
I've done year 11, I'm thinking of doing my entire HSC (all 10 units) next year in 1 year, is this possible? Only asking because it seems like everyone's only doing a couple of subjects, or spreading it out over more years. Any recommendations, will I be right to just show up on the information day in January and it'll be right from there? I'd hate for there to be any issues and whup, there goes another year down the drain Gymea tafe seems to have all my subjects...
It's worth doing if it's right for you - remember that the TPC and the HSC are very different things. The TPC is far more research based than the HSC which is more about exams, it also has a slightly different range of subjects which can again influence someone's decision; it has a less extensive mathematics program, it doesn't support the same range of creative subjects (Music, Drama, English Ext 2 for e.g) and it has a much smaller range of languages to study. In other areas it is stronger - the science subjects for example are much more rigorous, my biology teacher (who taught both HSC and TPC) referred to TPC sciences as 'requiring actual effort'. I think there are also a couple of subjects in the TPC which aren't done in the HSC (if IIRC there is one about learning skills)Also, about this TPC thing, some have said it's worth doing, but I'm worried as to whether it's really as widely acknowledged as the HSC. Is it really accepted everywhere, and is there any possibility I might regret having done it instead of the HSC?
Ah, I think you'll like the english, history and chemistry teachers there - they're quite good. You won't have any clashes with those choices I don't think.redox said:Cheers for that.
Subjects would be: 2 unit mathematics, english advanced, modern history, chemistry and physics.
Most TAFE HSC classes would get the prelim knocked over in six or seven weeks and a handful of courses will simply skim over it; English Advanced being an example due to the prelim being composed entirely by the teacher's whims. So you'd be doing prelim and HSC combined in about 30 weeks of study (with some breaks in between). All HSC candidates sit the same exam, irrespective of studying through school, TAFE or correspondence so the time frame ends up being similar. As for the predicted UAI, I guess it depends on the head of the HSC department, some may do it and others might simply stare blankly at you.Bacilli said:Kami, is it possible to complete the full HSC at TAFE within 1 year? Furthermore I understand TAFE squeeze 12 preliminary units into the first 6 months, and than 10 HSC units into the following few months; do TAFE HSC students sit the same examination dates as secondary school students, and would it be possible to obtain a predicted UAI during July if completing the HSC in 1 year, at TAFE?
I'm looking at all options to gain admission to medicine and the TAFE HSC is certainly one of them.