Student Sues School for Not Getting into Law

The Age reports that Rose Ashton-Weir, an 18-year-old in the first year of an arts and sciences degree at the University of Sydney, left Geelong Grammar School in 2009 and completed her schooling at TAFE in Sydney.

 Her final marks were not good enough to do law at Sydney University and she is now seeking compensation in the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

 According to The Age, she told VCAT this week that while at Geelong Grammar: “I didn’t ever feel I was getting the support I needed to really excel.”

 In particular, Ashton-Weir said she struggled at Maths (Folklaw hears ya), and said her English marks suffered after she was criticised for using “long words”.

 The school countered that she was poorly organised, had been placed on an “internal suspension” on more than one occasion and had skipped class.

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