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University’s bridging course “not unique to Scots College”

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The Educator | 08 Apr 2015, 01:12 PM Agree 0
University of Sydney’s associate professor, Peter McCallum, said the 17-week course is not offered exclusively to Scots College students and that it is open to all schools.
  • Val | 08 Apr 2015, 08:50 PM Agree 1
    This whole debate was a charade -- under the pretence of defending equity, rabble rousing journalists actually set about narrowing the options available to state school students. If the debate is really about the level of Federal funding, then they should say so instead of engaging in a race to the bottom for journalistic jingoism. Even a cursory glance at the HSC results (see, for instance, the Herald's own School Rankings) indicates that the HSC favours, first, selective schools, then private girls schools, then selective private schools. The top ranking school is always James Ruse Agricultural High School, which has not sent an Agriculture student to the University of Sydney in three years. Why? Because its mission to teach has been co-opted by its demographics, and the ATAR-inflating pressure for entry into the top professional faculties. Here, Sydney simply tried to implement what is already common practice among most universities (such as Macquarie's SIBT, or UWSCollege), and sought a place which was innovative enough to pilot it. Well done, Sydney University: I feel embarrassed that our journalism has sunk to such a low level.
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