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Is it important to have friends in your VCE class?
« on: November 17, 2021, 11:41:15 am »
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Hey everyone,

I would be in Year 10 next year and had just received my timetable and class for Methods 1&2 and Biology 1&2 in which I accelerated in. Upon looking at my classes I came to the realisation that no other Year 10's would be in my class. I can always try to make new friends with the Year 11's, but lately, I've been feeling introverted and quite uncomfortable with the idea of making new friends. Is it important to have friends in your VCE class? Even if I had friends would I be given any class time to communicate with them?
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Re: Is it important to have friends in your VCE class?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2021, 12:35:08 pm »
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Hey everyone,

I would be in Year 10 next year and had just received my timetable and class for Methods 1&2 and Biology 1&2 in which I accelerated in. Upon looking at my classes I came to the realisation that no other Year 10's would be in my class. I can always try to make new friends with the Year 11's, but lately, I've been feeling introverted and quite uncomfortable with the idea of making new friends. Is it important to have friends in your VCE class? Even if I had friends would I be given any class time to communicate with them?
Having friends in your class may help you a little bit and also make your class more enjoyable but not having friends in your class shouldn't be a reason you change classes if these are the subjects you want to do.

Whether you will have class time to communicate with them would be dependent on your teacher's teaching style. For biology, my teachers kind of took a lecture-style format so there was very little communication between students but for methods where students often work in their own time there was more room for collaboration.

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Re: Is it important to have friends in your VCE class?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2021, 12:45:04 pm »
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I had a similar situation where I accelerated various subjects for years e.g. General Maths and Psych in Year 10.

Honestly, no itís not hugely important whether you have friends or not in the class. The real benefit of having friends in a class is that you have someone on the same bandwagon as you, so itís more enjoyable that way. (Thereís also a benefit in not having friends in the same class as that can be distracting sometimes.)

Even if I had friends would I be given any class time to communicate with them?
Probably not, unless itís group work and youíre working with them. Itís pretty much very similar to having mates in your class in high school.

P.S. This is a pretty normal situation for uni students to be in where some students are a year older (or more) or every class has people youíve never met before. In a way, you can think of this situation as practise.

Note: Sine posted as I was typing but leaving this here anyway.
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