Preparing for Examinations

Year 11 mid year exams and Year 12 SAC week are fast approaching. Completing mid year assessment provides an opportunity for students to develop positive study techniques prior to sitting their VCAA examinations.   Achievement and success does not just happen overnight, it is a combination of effort and hard work over a period of time that see’s results. With everything in life the harder we work, the better the result; preparing for exams is no different.

Here are some tips to help support students to develop a positive approach to exam study:

  • Give yourself enough time to study. Don’t leave it until the last minute
  • Organise your study space
  • Use flow charts and diagrams to identify key concepts
  • Explain your answers to others
  • Organise study groups with friends
  • Take regular breaks
  • Snack on ‘brain food’
  • Maintain a balanced lifestyle – exercise, 8 hrs of sleep per night
  • Avoid listening to music whilst studying


Examination Expectations

VCE students are required to complete all scheduled examinations/SACs. Students must attend in full school uniform. The college library will be open for students to study in between exams, however private study at home is encouraged if possible. VCE teachers are available to support students prior to their subject assessment, students are encouraged to email their teacher and book in a time to meet.

The link to our college Examination Policy is provided below; this policy provides details on what to do if your child is absent on the day of an exam as well as other important information.

If you have any questions regarding the mid year examination/SAC period please contact your child’s year level coordinator.



Ms Lisa McKiernan
Head of Senior School