Great Start to the HSC

Term 4 is a very important time for year 11 as this is when the HSC year commences.  To better support students during this crucial time, we are delivering a comprehensive program of targeted support to help each of our students improve their study and performance.

At the start of this term all students participated in Academic and ATAR workshops led by our team of academic advisers. Students worked in small groups and reflected on their individual performance in their Year 11 yearly examinations. During these workshops students not only set goals for their HSC year, but also identified areas with their study and time management that they wanted additional help with. Two areas identified by students was summarising and exam technique.

In response to this feedback and to help students better prepare for challenges of the HSC, year 11 students then participated in two separate study skills sessions with their academic advisers on Monday 19 and Friday 23 November:

  • Session 1 – Summarising: Students learned about efficient ways of summarising  and making good study notes throughout the year, not just before examinations and assessments. This is such an important skill to help them make the greatest gains with their study.
  • Session 2 – Deconstructing Exam Questions: Students learned about breaking down and responding to questions during examinations so that they can effectively and efficiently respond to all the requirements of the question to maximize their marks in all tasks.
  • Regular online quizzes: Teachers are preparing online quizzes each fortnight to not only ensure students regularly revise work taught in class, but also, as a way of providing students and teachers with individual data and feedback to help assess what students know and what they may need additional help with.

All of our students have participated in all aspects of this HSC support with high levels of interest, enthusiasm and maturity.  Well done Year 11!

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