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Senior School Report - September 15, 2017

author: Hamish McCrum

12 Sep

Senior School Report - September 15, 2017

The end of term is predictably as busy as ever.  Students from Years 10 to 12 often finish with a flurry of assessment tasks.  The Year 12 SATs that tend to be due in these last two weeks are the culmination of two or three terms of work.  They cannot be done in a couple of weeks.  The high quality of many of the submissions are evidence of the hours of dedication and commitment, so we wish students well as they finish these projects.

Hopefully the September holidays will provide some warmer weather, a little bit of sunshine, and a chance to refresh and renew our energies for Term Four.  While it is important to recharge, it is equally important to not have a complete break from study.  Our Year 12s (and Year 11s with a 3/4 Study) need to do plenty of work as when they return they only have 2.5 weeks of classes and exams start a week after that.  If trying to guide students at home, please be aware that it is best to do some work almost every day than attempt to do massive amounts all in a few days – more effective in what you retain per hour of study, and easier to accumulate more hours spent studying.  Getting good food and sleep are also important.  We look forward to seeing all students back safe and ready for Term Four.

 

Unit 3/4  Practice Exams, September/October Holidays

 

Please Note:

  • Exams all take place in the Pavilion, should be done by Year 12s and Year 11s with a Unit 3/4
  • Tuesday’s times are not the same as Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Write your exams into the appropriate places in the table below, noting that the various English subjects are the only ones with a prescribed timeslot, i.e. make your own timetable.
  • If you are unable to get an exam done in these available timeslots, make arrangements with your teacher/s to get exams done and to your teacher before October 5 so that they have a reasonable chance of being marked on your return to school.

Tuesday September 26

 

8:45 to Noon

12:45 to 3pm

3:30 to 5:15pm

English

Any exam requiring

2 hours 15 minutes or less

(almost any exam)

Any exam requiring

1hour 45 minutes or less

(e.g. Further Maths Exam 1

or Math Methods Exam 1)

 

Literature

English Language

 

 

Wednesday September 27

 

9 to 11:15am

Noon to 2:15pm

2:45 to 5pm

Any exam requiring

2 hours 15 minutes or less

(almost any exam)

Any exam requiring

2 hours 15 minutes or less

(almost any exam)

Any exam requiring

2 hours 15 minutes or less

(almost any exam)

 

 

 

 

Thursday September 28

 

8:45 to 11am

11:45 to 2pm

2:45 to 5pm

Any exam requiring

2 hours 15 minutes or less

(almost any exam)

Any exam requiring

2 hours 15 minutes or less

(almost any exam)

Any exam requiring

2 hours 15 minutes or less

(almost any exam)