The Year 9 students will sit four two-hour exams. This is one for each of the four core subjects of Mathematics, Science, English, and Social Studies.
The examination dates as well as details of the exam content are in the planner below. Every student in Year 9 has been provided with a copy of this and they are encouraged to fill it out at home and put it up in a public place, (e.g the fridge, or above their desk). Students should have no difficulty finding content to cover over the revision period, and they could be aiming for an hour of study per night over the following weeks.
The results of the exams are purely for the students to see where they excel and where they may still have room for development. For those in the top of the cohort for English & Mathematics they will be partly used to decide on extension classes for next year. At junior prize-giving we will also announce subject prizes for top performers in each subject.
Below are some extra revision resources that are for parents and students to both look over. I can't stress the importance enough of students having a dedicated study space at home. This could be a desk in their room or a space at the table they can use for a study session. Distractions such as cell phones and television don't generally add to a productive study session.
Students can ask their individual subject teachers about detailed exam content and are encouraged to identify this content well in advance to inform study sessions.
Best of luck to our students over the coming few weeks. Remember that in order to overcome exam anxiety and fear of failure, it is best to prepare thoroughly in the lead in.
Revision Planner PDF (To Print at Home)