Sydney Principal Wants Students To Be Able To Use Google For HSC Exams
There's no denying the high school certificate is a stressful time.
You have to pour over previous exams, imagine a million possible questions, memorize all the information and also manage to pump it all out when the clock starts.
We go through all this stress so that we can possibly get into the university and course of our choosing.
But the principal of Kambala Girls School in Sydney has offered a new solution to help students relax a tiny bit: using the internet.
Obviously we're not allowed our phones during exams because we'd easily be able to look up answers to some of the simpler questions. But Shane Hogan reckons that this could actually improve the overall experience of the HSC and produce better quality students.
He's told radio station 2GB: "You have to think historically about the HSC and what it was designed to do.
"If we're gonna test the kids let them use the tools that they will really use when they're out in the workplace.
"The students have the essays prepared before they enter the room. It's almost irrelevant.
"There's no depth in their learning, there's no passion in their learning. It's merely a race to the finish. It's time the HSC entered this century."
I mean, he's not wrong.
Plenty of students head into their English, History, Business Studies, Studies of Religion etc exams with an essay ready. But using the internet could broaden their information and allow them to give a better answer.
At the end of the day - being able to regurgitate information won't help you when you get into the workforce, but being able to find the best details will.
Mr Hogan also suggested schools offer the chance to allow students to explore one or two subjects much deeper than is currently offered, instead of making them pick a minimum of 10 subject points.
Would you be keen for that?
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