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    Semester 1 Exams

    Semester 1 Exams

    Year 9 Exams

Year 9 students will undertake 6 core subject exams over the duration of 3 days. Each day students will sit an exam during periods 1 & 2, followed by a study session in periods 3 & 4, concluding with another exam during periods 5 & 6.

This is the first time the Year 9 students will sit for an extended period of time under examination conditions. Having witnessed first-hand recently the exceptional application and behaviour, by our Year 9 cohort during the NAPLAN testing, I am confident that this Year 9 group will conduct themselves admirably.

Year 9 students are also expected to prepare and revise thoroughly for each exam and many staff are organising graphic organisers, worksheets and conferencing in the lead up to exam week. I would ask for your support with this by not booking appointments during these times so that students are then providing themselves with the best preparation possible.

    Exams can be a stressful time for both students and parents. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and mind set in the lead up and during exams. Eating the right foods, getting sufficient sleep and conducting effective and efficient study routines can go a long way to improving performance. 

Yours Sincerely

    Mr Joe Pannuzzo Year 9 Level Coordinator 

    Year 10 Exams

Please view the Year 10 exam timetable and examination rules for semester 1 2019. Students work on an individual timetable at Year 10 and have been asked to take their own responsibility to know when they will be sitting each of their exams. 

    Exams really go up a level at Year 10 and our procedures and processes reflect that but I am also confident the students will rise with the expectations. Exercise, sleep and good routines at home will also assist students in what will be a busy time for all Year 10's

    The exam rules reflect the VCE VCAA exam rules and are expected to be adhered to by all students.

    When students are not in exams they are fully expected to be here at school for their supervised study sessions and I would ask for your support with this by not booking appointments during these times so that they are then providing themselves with their best preparation possible.

    Year 10 students are also expected to prepare and revise thoroughly for each exam.

    Advance notice - classes will run as normal post exams and prior to work experience although there are a number of alternative activities to complement their normal timetable (wheelchair basketball, wellbeing day, assemblies etc).

    A PDF of the Exam Timetable and Rules of Conduct can be viewed here:

    Year 10 Semester 1 Timetable 2019 Year 10 Semester 1 Timetable 2019 (18 KB)

    Year 10 Semester 1 Rules of Conduct Year 10 Semester 1 Rules of Conduct (41 KB)

    Thanks for your support in this busy time of the year

    Yours Sincerely

    Mr Brendan O'Brien Year 10 Level Coordinator

    Year 11 exams

    As part of the year 11 studies at Saint Ignatius College Geelong students will be undertaking a series of Unit 1 exams starting on Thursday June the 6th. Students have been provided with an exam timetable and a set of examination rules to help plan their studies and have been informed when they will be sitting each of their exams. It is the responsibility of the students to advise Ms. Williamson, Year 11 coordinator or Mr. Brown, VCE coordinator of any exam clashes or dates by Monday June 3rd especially if students are currently timetabled to undertake more than two exams in one day. Once advised of such clashes, alternative arrangements will be made for these students.

    Teaching staff have been preparing students ahead of these exams to reflect on their learning over the past semester as well as guiding them in the development of examination skills expected at VCE level. Ways in which you may support your son or daughter in these exams include helping them to maintain good sleep practices, undertaking regular exercise and maintaining balanced routines at home during this busy time.

    During the exam, the rules and regulations pertaining to VCE exam as outlined by the VCAA will be followed. These rules can be found on the VCAA website:

    During the exam period, students will be expected to undertake private study here at the College during any non-exam periods. I would seek your support further by trying not to make external appointments in the next few weeks, so as to provide students with the best opportunity to optimise their preparation and exam performances. It is expected that students revise thoroughly prior to exams, reviewing notes, completing past questions and maintaining a positive work ethic.

    At the completion of the examination period on June 14th, students will commence Unit 2 studies in their chosen subjects on June 17th. Students who undertake any College based immersion trips such as World Challenge or the Kokoda Expedition are advised to obtain directions from their teachers regarding any work that may need to be completed by the start of Term 3.

    I wish all year 11 VCE students success with their Semester 1 exams.

    A PDF of the Unit 1 Examination Timetable can be viewed here:

    Unit 1 Exam Timetable Semester 1 2019 Unit 1 Exam Timetable Semester 1 2019 (33 KB)

    Should you have any further queries, please contact me at the College via email:

    Mr. Michael Brown VCE Coordinator

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