A Year 13 student thought process… in many secondary schools….
“Lets see, shall I do the Level 3 Database Achievement Standard (or Physics, or Chemistry or…)? It will require several weeks of attending most classes and an assessment that takes 2-3 weeks to design and build a relational database that we interface via a web page to.”
“Shall I do a Religion based Achievement Standard that does not require me to attend many if any classes, and is assessed by reading and summarizing four articles with a conclusion. Max 1,200 words and probably 4 hours work if I want Excellence. Also worth 6 credits and also University approved.”
What a hard decision! I shall to the Database AS.