To create a study schedule, the first thing that your daughter needs to do is ascertain exactly what examinations that she needs to prepare for. This information is all contained on her Assessment Calendar.
When creating her study schedule, your daughter needs to clearly identify when her examinations are occurring, what her dedicated study times will be as well as include all other commitments that will have an impact on her time.
It is important to note that there is no “right” way to make a study schedule. Your daughter’s study schedule will need to be personalised based on the examinations that she needs to prepare for as well as the time she is able to devote to it. The following tips may assist your daughter to create a study schedule.
1: Evaluate your current schedule and time management – Use a calendar to identify all your upcoming commitments over the next four weeks. This needs to include when you will be doing your homework, co-curricular activities as well as family commitments. This will let you see how much of your time is already committed, and what time you have available for studying. If your current commitments leave you little room for studying, you may need to evaluate what you can cut back on for the next four weeks, or what you need to rearrange to have more open time for studying.
2: Develop a schedule – Now that you can identify what time you have for studying, you need to schedule your study sessions. Add your study sessions to your calendar like any other commitments. This ensures that you remember this is time set aside specifically for studying.
Use the assessment calendar and identify the subjects that you need to study for in the next four weeks. Plan out which subject you will study on which day, to ensure that you are devoting enough time to each subject.
3: Remove distractions – You need to ensure that you can focus when studying. All distractions, particularly your mobile phone, should be removed from your environment prior to commencing on revision. Every time that you are distracted, you will need to re-engage with your revision which will have an impact on your study schedule.
4: Assess your weekly calendar - At the beginning of each week, identify what you need to study and what you plan to accomplish in the week. Are you completing the revision set by your teacher? You may need to adjust your study schedule as necessary to meet your weekly goals to get the most out of each study session.
5: Stick to your study schedule – A study schedule works best when it is followed consistently. You need to be realistic when creating your study schedule. You may have to adjust it each week, depending on what you accomplish. Remember, the most important thing is sticking to your schedule!
6: Maintain accountability - Some students find it helpful to study with another student, as it provides accountability, as well as opportunities for discussion and collaboration. When creating your study schedule, check with other classmates to determine if you can coordinate study sessions with them. However, if you tend to socialise more than study when you are around others, stick to an independent study schedule. If you do have a study partner, make sure it is someone with whom you are likely to stay on task. Alternatively, you may wish to give a copy of your study schedule to your parents so that they can assist you in your commitment to study for the next four weeks!
Year 11 2023 Subject Selection Processes
All our SET planning interviews have now been finalised and I thank Year 10 students and their families for their engagement in this process. Year 10 students will need to ensure that they have handed in their finalised Year 11 2023 subject preference form to Student Reception by Monday August 22.
Year 9 & 10 2023 Subject Selection Processes
Year 8 and 9 students need to ensure that they have submitted their finalised subject preferences form for 2023. Completed subject preferences are to be handed in to Student Reception.
Year 8 2023 Subject Selection Processes
Year 7 students need to submit their finalised subject preferences form for 2023 by Monday August 22. Completed subject preferences are to be handed in to Homeroom teachers. In Year 8, students’ study two elective subjects across the year – one in each semester. For 2023, the Year 8 elective choices are:
- Design Technology
- Digital Technology
- Languages* – French / Japanese
- Learning Essentials (by invitation only)
* This subject is a prerequisite for the study of comparable subjects in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12.
If your daughter is thinking of studying either language/s or music in Year 9 and above, it is recommended that she continue with these subjects in Year 8.