A University level subject at high school:
This is a wonderful opportunity to get a taste of uni life (and this includes the wild parties Mat tells you about). While some high schools may offer a university level subject, the same principles apply for doing any higher level subject, plus a few more:
– You will have to attend university so keep in mind how much time will be spent travelling and the cost.
– Some university classes are held in the evening e.g. I did psychology in my first year at uni which ran on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5-6pm. This meant I didn’t get home until after 7 (a huge change for someone who lived within walking distance from high school). Good news though most lectures are recorded so you can listen to them online.
– First year uni subjects have tutorials. These are usually on during the day and attendance might be compulsory to pass.
– Uni is based on independent study e.g. I’m on a train writing this as opposed to a classroom.
– Your uni subject may contribute to your ENTER/ATAR and if you get into the university that offered the subject, it may also count towards your degree. Just a reminder guys that different uni’s have different rules about this sort of thing and they can change on a semesterly/yearly basis.
– The content will triple. You’ve probably heard uni only runs for 2×3 month semesters, so lecturers have to compress alot of information in a very short space.
All the best!