Year 12 students have their say in global study

Posted 22 May 2020 9:00am

Year 12 students have been invited to participate in a global survey to inform a collaborative research project on the impact of the events of 2020 on their education.

This collaborative project involves students from Australia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands and Colombia. Young people in their final year of upper secondary school are having very different experiences from the students of previous years.

The last year has involved an increasingly visible youth-led global movement on climate change with large numbers of school students striking; living through catastrophic bushfires; and the coronavirus pandemic that UN Secretary-General António Guterres refers to as the biggest global challenge since the Second World War (BBC, April 1 2020). This cohort of students have entered and shall finish school education in a time of change and uncertainty, with much conflicting information in the news and social media.

The research group state that, ‘There are many reports of you participating in creative solutions to learning, socializing and studying at home, but the increased responsibility to study at home has also amplified concerns in many ways. We want to hear your thoughts about your own educational success and future pathways, the future job market, the security of work for your family and friends and how you feel about the changes to the social events that come with the last years of upper secondary education and the end-of-school-year traditions.’

The survey will be emailed directly to our Year 12 cohort. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Sarah Trotter at