News: As my son approaches his final exams, I’ll share my advice: chill out about the marks

I love my son. And he loves me – most days. And I genuinely don’t care what mark he gets in his exams. I’m an academic and, as a result, I know that there are many pathways into university education.


When other parents ask me about their own kids’ futures and what mark they need, I recommend that they encourage their children to do an excellent humanities or science degree as a foundation for a future career.

You don’t need a ridiculously high mark to get into a good humanities or science degree.

Continue reading Catharine Lumby’s article at The Guardian Australia

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