An Interview with a Music And Japanese Student at University

Knowledge And Practical Advice For The Final Year Of School : An Interview With A Third Year Music And Japanese Student At University.

This article has been written by Lydia McClelland, a VCE French, Music Theory, Literature & VCE English Tutor at Learnmate. If you’re interested in private tutoring from Lydia then please check out her page here.

Krystal graduated from Year 12 in 2015, and is now in her third year studying music and Japanese at university. The following is a quick interview with to find out a bit more about her experience, knowledge and practical advice for the final year of school.  

Which subjects did you study in VCE?
During VCE I studied Music performance, Japanese, English, Math methods, Physics, Chemistry, and Religion and Society. Luckily, I didn’t have to study all 7 subjects in year 12 as that would be ludicrous. Music performance was the most enjoyable subject for me. 

What was the most challenging part of VCE for you?
The most challenging part of VCE would have to be the workload. I know it sounds generic but when you juggle extra-curricular such as performances, AMusA, as well as hobbies, VCE becomes excruciatingly stressful.

How did you overcome obstacles?
Well, I basically decided I wanted to enjoy my final year of schooling rather than drown in dozens of exam papers. Sometimes when I look back I regret this decision but, in the end, for physical and mental health reasons, I think this was a good decision. 

What was your favourite part about Year 12?
My favourite part about year 12 was having free periods. Leaving school early was the best! 

What was your proudest moment in VCE?
I believe the way I felt on the day I received my VCE results was one of my proudest moments. I didn’t feel at all like this would decide my future.              

What’s one tip you would give someone going into Year 12?
I can’t give advice that applies to everyone, but let’s just say if you worry a lot, plan out how you intend to tackle the year and practice adjusting and being flexible if everything doesn’t work out. For those like me, relax!

What are you up to at the moment and do you have future plans?
Now I am studying music at university. Keep in mind this wasn’t the degree I went straight into but as I’ve said, not everything goes according to plan.

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An Interview with a Music And Japanese Student at University