We are now at the half way mark for Term 3. This means that Year 12 final examinations are not far away! In preparation for their final examinations all Year 12 students who are taking examinations will be required to sit “mock” (practice) examinations. These will take place in the last (second) week of the Term 3 holidays (26 – 30 September). Students are reminded to keep this week free of commitments, including the Grand Final public holiday on Friday 30 September. The students were given timetables for the mock examinations earlier this week and these timetables can also be found on the portal.
The mock examinations will aim to replicate, as much as possible, the real examinations. This means that students are required to sit the examinations according to the published timetable and only to bring the materials specified by the VCAA or the IB. This opportunity can benefit the students immensely and make the ‘real thing’ a whole lot less daunting. Students are encouraged to take this opportunity seriously and to practise subject specific exam techniques as well as time management and strategies for keeping their anxiety under control.
by Jennifer Tsai-Bove, Year 12 Co-ordinator