Victorian schools will return to remote learning from Wednesday as stage 3 restrictions return amid the coronavirus pandemic.
With another hurdle to jump, Brauer College year 12 student Tristan Gibbs is staying positive ahead of the transition back to online classes.
"I think remote learning has been a bit of a mixed bag for people," he said.
"Some things were good and others were not.
"We've had a crack before so we're a bit more prepared going into the second one; doesn't mean it'll be any easier but I'm sure we'll all power through."
For Bridie McDonough, it's been difficult to look past the negatives.
"Everyone's been saying for years that year 12 is the best year of your life and you'll make so many memories," she said.
Our year has just been chaotic, stressful and disrupting and not many great memories have been made.Bridie McDonough
For many students the pandemic has changed their hopes and plans for their lives post-school.
"It really makes you think about what careers will thrive into the future," Malka Yota said.
"I was pretty keen on moving and experiencing all new things but I think if it's going to be online, I'll be more inclined to take a gap year because I want to experience actual uni."
For Guan Bright the recent changes to the price of university degrees has made her question her future plans.
"I was initially thinking law but now I'm broadening my horizons and thinking about what is best to adapt with the future," she said.
"I have been considering science and the medical industry as a result."
Samuel Sutcliffe is worried about the short and long-term affects of the pandemic.
"VCAL students need to be able to work and we can't do that at home," he said.
"Remote learning could be very damaging for us and it'd be great to come in and still work on our projects, so we don't fall behind.
"I intended on joining the army but I fear that might be in the bin because first of all I would have to go to Melbourne for testing and then to New South Wales for training.
"Hopefully it clears up real soon otherwise it'll mess up my future plans and I'm not sure where I will go if I can't join."
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Despite the setbacks the students are keeping an open mind for their year 12 results.
"When we started the virus was making news but I didn't think too much of it," Tahj Beardsley said. "As time progressed, it was a bit of a shock and it's a bit scary how much it's affected our year.
"A lot of things could be different to make things easier for us.
"Probably the main thing for me personally is I'd like year 11 and 12 to be at school and have face-to-face learning with teachers because remote learning is a bit hard.
"Uni wise, ATARs could drop down but it's just a ranking anyway. If we're all in the same boat then it doesn't really matter."
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