“Do your best work,” a UAC representative advised them during our Year 12 HSC Conference Week.
“A few extra marks can make a big difference.
“Even if you don’t get the ATAR you want, you can say you’ve done your best, and take another pathway to what you want to do.”
2020 Year 12 students attended rigorous workshops during their HSC Conference this week.
“Allow yourselves the opportunity to be deeply immersed in your learning and make the most of what is on offer,” said Deputy Principal Academic Operations Lisa Kelliher. “We look forward to accompanying you in your learning journey.”
Students threw themselves into a writing masterclass for Extension 2 English students taught by Principal Shauna Colnan in the IGS Imaginarium.
“Hold us by the hand and take us there, to that place where your story begins,” Ms Colnan said. “The goal of the masterclass is for us to move more deeply into the composition, investigation and drafting stages of the English Extension 2 Major Work.
“Sometimes the biggest hurdle is getting started. I just jump in and find my way somehow.”
At the same time, Extension 2 Mathematics students explored the 2019 Extension 2 Mathematics paper, led by Head of Research and Innovative Learning Jacqui Baker.
And an exploration of key concepts in Modern History was led by eminent historian and educator Dr Bruce Dennett, who explained what was necessary to achieve a top, band 6 result.
Workshops for multiple subjects were provided throughout the week, along with a session offering a choice of dance, rock climing, soccer, gym and yoga, reminding students of the importance of fitness and balance in their year ahead.
The activities capped a week of focus on their HSC year, which began with a presentation by 40K Group Chair Clary Castrission OAM at the University of Sydney’s Refectory.
Clary’s vision is to create access to quality learning in a restricted environment anywhere in the world.