Year 12s ready for WACE

Pilbara News - - Education - Court­ney Fowler

■ Year 12 stu­dents around the Pil­bara are pre­par­ing to say “good­bye” to school and “hello” to their fi­nal WACE ex­ams.

While other chil­dren spent the last two weeks of hol­i­days soak­ing up the sun­shine and go­ing to the beach, Year 12 stu­dents around the re­gion were busy study­ing for their mock and WACE ex­ams.

Kar­ratha Se­nior High School’s Paris Drech­sler said the key to suc­cess­fully study­ing for ex­ams was good time man­age­ment. “Re­vis­ing for my mock ex­ams has been great be­cause it’s made me re­alise I know every­thing for my WACE ex­ams, it’s just a mat­ter of re­vi­sion,” she said,

“It’s im­por­tant to take some time out from study.

“I find ex­er­cise is a good way to re­lax when I’m stressed out.

“I plan on hav­ing a gap year when I fin­ish, but af­ter that I would love to go to study nurs­ing at uni.”

KSHS deputy prin­ci­pal Jen­nifer McMa­hon said she was proud of her Year 12s’ prepa­ra­tion ef­forts for their fi­nal ex­ams.

“Th­ese ex­ams are the cul­mi­na­tion of lots of hard work from both stu­dents and teach­ers” she said.

“Lead­ing up to the ex­ams, the stu­dents have been learn­ing lots of strate­gies to cope with ex­ams and find­ing out what exam tech­niques work best for them.

“The mock ex­ams have given the stu­dents one more chance to prac­tice in exam con­di­tions and to hone their knowl­edge for their WACE ex­ams next month.” WACE ex­ams be­gin on Mon­day, Novem­ber 2 with chem­istry stage 3 stu­dents first off the blocks.

Food sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy stu­dents will have to wait a bit longer to breathe a fi­nal sigh of re­lief, fin­ish­ing up last on Fri­day, Novem­ber 20.

Year 12 stu­dents across WA will re­ceive their ATAR re­sults on De­cem­ber 29 and the first round of univer­sity of­fers will be re­ceived in Jan­uary.

To see the WACE timetable, visit www.scsa.wa.edu.au/ or the SCSA page on Face­book.

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