Year 11 and 12 Students Using Exams to Reflect on Learnings

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Over the last few weeks our Year 11 and 12 students have had their hard work put to the test, with our Year 12 Mock External Exams and our Year 11 End of Unit 1 and 2 Exams taking place.

While it has been our first foray into the mock style exams for our students, they made efforts to put their best foot forward, complete with smiling faces, and are now able to answer the question, 'where to from here'.

The mock exams allowed our seniors to practice their exam skills, identify strengths and significantly, areas for further development or refinement as they now enter the final phase of their schooling journey. With only weeks to go before they start their senior external exams, the students, alongside their teachers, are working on refining the process of revision, practicing answering questions and making sure their exam skills are on point!

Similarly, our Year 11 students have just finished their final formative tasks in their End of Unit 1 and 2 Exams. These provide the students with a point of recognition and reflection as they prepare to embark on the journey ahead of them, Units 3 and 4. Through reflecting on their unit 1 and 2 journey and importantly their study skills and learning processes our year 11 students are able to ensure they begin Term 4/Unit 3 with the right processes to achieve their best.

Importantly at this time, we reflect on the words of author Rick Warren “remember how far you have come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you use to be". Congratulations to both our Year 11 and 12 students on their work to this point. Take a breath, reflect, and set clear goals to help you get to the next point and be in a better position to achieve your goals. Good luck especially to our Year 12 students in their final weeks preparing for the external exams!