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From the Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning, Ms Elizabeth Watson

Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning, Ms Elizabeth Watson

Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning, Ms Elizabeth Watson

Wishing our Years 7-10 Students Success in the Weeks 5 and 6 Examinations – Importance of Preparation and Planning

As we approach the exam season, it’s important to remember that with proper preparation and planning, students can confidently face exams and achieve the results they desire.

It is critical to start early and develop a study plan that allows you to cover all the necessary material thoroughly. Here are some tips to help you with your preparation and planning:

  1. Review your notes and materials: Start by reviewing your class notes, textbooks, and any other study materials provided by your teachers. Make sure you have a clear understanding of the content and concepts that will be covered in the exam.
  2. Create a study schedule: Develop a study schedule that allocates enough time for each subject and topic. Break down your study sessions into smaller, manageable chunks, and stick to your schedule. Avoid cramming at the last minute, as it can lead to unnecessary stress and anxiety.
  3. Practise past papers: Practising past exam papers is an excellent way to familiarise yourself with the exam format, types of questions, and time management. Try to solve as many past papers as possible, and review your answers to identify areas that need improvement.
  4. Seek help when needed: Don’t hesitate to seek help from your teachers or peers if you encounter difficulties understanding certain topics or concepts. Collaborate with your classmates in group study sessions, or seek one-on-one guidance from your teachers. Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
  5. Take care of yourself: Remember to take care of your physical and mental well-being during the exam period. Get enough sleep, eat nutritious meals, and take breaks during your study sessions to avoid burnout. Engage in stress-relieving activities, such as exercise or meditation, to keep your mind and body in optimal condition.
  6. Stay positive and believe in yourself: Maintaining a positive mindset and believing in your abilities is crucial for exam success. Avoid negative self-talk or comparing yourself to others. Instead, focus on your own progress and accomplishments. Visualise yourself succeeding in the exams, and stay confident in your preparation.

Remember, exams are an opportunity for you to showcase your knowledge and skills. With proper preparation and planning, you can perform at your best and achieve the results you deserve. Stay focused, stay determined, and stay positive – you’ve got this!

A reminder that we have academic support available through the following services:

  • Student Based Tutoring – SBT – run by Senior School students

3:30-4:30pm – Library

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Click here to view further details about SBT

  • Numeracy and Literacy – run by teachers

3:30-4:30pm- Library

Literacy: Monday and Tuesday

Numeracy: Wednesday and Thursday

  • Strength in Numbers – run by Maths teacher

7.30-8.30am – E15

Tuesday and Wednesday 

  • Dr Salter’s Study Skills

Click here to view the Study Skills Handbook

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