Our Year 10 Students will be sitting examinations in their normal subject times in Semester 1 . However, our Year 11 and 12 students are only required to attend school when their examination or workshop is scheduled. Students who do not have an examination on a given day are free to study at home and we trust they will use their time effectively. However, any student who wishes to study at school and use school resources may do so. Students who find themselves easily distracted at home are advised to take advantage of this option. The Learning Hub will be available for students as a quiet space for study during the examination period.
During Examination Week, students are expected to adhere to the following requirements:
- Students are to attend examinations, study sessions and conferences with teachers wearing full school uniform.
- Students should arrive at school 15 minutes before the start of each examination.
- Students who are ill for any reason and are unable to attend an examination must notify the school before 8.30am on the day. A medical certificate will be required to cover any absences. Students will need to submit their medical certificate to their Year Level Manager on their return. Students will also need to arrange with their Year Level Manager to complete any of the examinations missed.
- Students will not be permitted to leave the school grounds between examinations and must remain at school until their examinations for the day have finished.
The purpose of exams is always to give students and opportunity to let teachers know what they have learnt during the semester and how they are able to apply that knowledge to specific questions and situations. Students will not be asked about topics and information there’s not been covered during the semester. The aim of an exam is for students to develop skills of managing the information they have learnt and presenting it in a clear concise manner in response to questions. It is important to remember that exams are part of a range of assessments that teachers use to gauge student’s learning in their subject, including; group work, written responses, oral responses, presentations and classroom discussions.
We realise that sometimes just the word exams can bring some negative connotations for students and families. All our teachers prepare their students for the exams that they will be doing, giving them exam preparation and tips that are specific to their subject areas. Exams and exams preparation is also addressed in our Pathways Program. Some students may still be apprehensive and concerned about the midyear exams, please use the link below to inform yourself as a parent caregiver of support you can offer your student.