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Exam Timetable & Expectations — Semester 1, 2013

This term is quickly drawing to a close and week 8 of this term will see the start of the exam period for Years 7–12.

Commencing on 5 June, all students from Years 7–11 will be involved in a series of exams designed to consolidate and examine the learning that has taken place in Semester One. From 11 June, Year 12s will participate in a special program which includes School Assessed Coursework Tasks and practice exams.

Exams are an integral part of the complete learning experience; however, it is also important to note that at Years 10 and 11 they will form part of the basis for determining entry into certain VCE subjects for 2014. For Year 9s this is also the case for those wishing to apply for acceleration into a VCE subject in Year 10, 2014. For Year 8 students it should be noted that Semester One exam results will be a key marker in determining places for the Miguel class Year 9, 2014.

Given the importance of these examinations in terms of academic progression and crucial exam experience prior to Year 12, it is anticipated that your son will complete sustained exam preparation. In each of his classes where an exam is to occur he will be advised of the best way to prepare and given some indication of the content with which he is to be familiar. Staff at the College will assist students in preparing exam revision timetables, however, if your son feels he would like some extra assistance, he is strongly encouraged to speak directly with his subject or homeroom teacher. Students will be provided with greater detail regarding procedures and expectations closer to the exam period.

Attached is the exam timetable for Semester One of 2013. Please note that each session correlates with two scheduled periods, thus Session 1 is made up of Periods 1 and 2 and so on. The attached schedule is the exam timetable specific for your son’s year level. A copy of the whole school exam timetable can be found on the College website.

Please note specifics for each year level below:

  • Year 9 students are to attend homeroom where specified in the exam schedule. They will not have any normally timetabled classes and will be expected to arrive at school in time for the commencement of their first exam for the day. Year 9 students will be dismissed at the conclusion of their last exam each day. Some Year 9 students will have an exam in sessions 1 and 3 but not session2. In this instance they will be allocated a study room and will have normal lunch and recess breaks. These students will not be permitted to leave the campus at any time during the day. Click to download the PDF of the Year 9 Exam Timetable — Semester 1, 2013.

All normal school expectations apply regarding travel on public transport and it is a College requirement that all students attend exams in their full winter uniform.

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of the Exam Expectations for Students.

 

Mark Gustincic
Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning

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