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FROM THE VC

Exam time is almost upon us. This can be a stressful time for the students and their families alike. Below are some ideas of what the girls should be doing to help prepare themselves.

THE WEEK before the exam:

  • What equipment is needed (e.g. Calculator, HB pencil

etc)

  • Check the timetable.

  • Review, review, review!

  • Try some relaxation techniques.

THE DAY before the exam:

  • Revise the final copy of your study notes.

  • Do not cram!

  • Confirm timetable of exam and the room where it will

be held. THE NIGHT before the exam:

  • Do your final revision.

  • Check your bag for equipment.

  • Set your alarm clock (and Mum’s/Dad’s

and get a good night’s sleep. ON THE DAY of the exam:

alarm

clock)

  • Have a decent breakfast.

  • Don’t think about touching your books!

  • Arrive early and get yourself and your

organised. DURING the exam:

equipment

Listen to and read all instructions carefully. Scan the entire examination paper- notice how many

points each part is worth and estimate the time needed for individual questions and pace yourself

accordingly. Sketch notes on rough information comes to mind.

working

paper

when

If you get stuck on a question try to remember a related fact. Start from the general and go to the specific. Look for answers in other test questions. Often a term, name, date or other fact you have forgotten will appear somewhere else in the test giving your memory a boost. Move onto the next question if memory aids don’t help. You can always go back to the question of you have time. Try to answer as many questions and give as much information as possible. Ignore other students. If you feel anxious during the exam, use deep breathing techniques to calm yourself down.

AFTER the exam:

Don’t

hold

after-exam

“post

mortems’.

You can’t

change history. Accept the results and resolve to do better

for the next

one.

It is important to note the procedure for sudden illness or other misadventure that may affect a student on the day of their exam. Please see the following flow chart for the appropriate course of action.

SPECIAL PROVISION INCLUDES:

  • Rest breaks

  • Permission to bring pain killers (ie. Panadol) into the

examination room

  • Permission to bring a hot pack into the room

** Medical evidence for emergency ***Student must have legal documentation such as a letter from a specialist before the exam commences

E COORDINATOR

DERIVED EXAMINATION SCORE

  • Student experiences the onset or occurrence of an injury or personal trauma immediately before or during a performance, oral or written examination.

    • ii.

      A student experiences a serious intervening event in

the period two days before or on the day of an examination.

Any concerns must be raised with the

as

soon

as

possible.

Please

call

VCE

Coordinator

the

College on

93375311 and ask for Ms Mutsaers. KYLIE MUTSAERS VCE COORDINATOR

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