Take some time to think about it. Nobody enjoys receiving hard feedback or a lower grade than expected. It can be disappointing, especially if you felt that you worked hard, and your marks do not reflect that. The first step to turning your grade around is taking some time to think about your mark andContinue reading “Four steps to turn a bad mark into a learning experience”
Category Archives: Senior school
Five things I would tell a younger me when it comes to studying
Five things I would tell a younger me when it comes to studying at high school Sometimes when we are going through something (like high school) we have our faces pressed so hard to the glass it can be hard to see the bigger picture. Sometimes it is important to step back and take aContinue reading “Five things I would tell a younger me when it comes to studying”
Why you should read your English early
Why you should read your English early and how to remember them Each year level is usually prescribed a book or text in high school, which will be studied throughout the year. Even though the holidays are a time for fun, one of the best things you can do (especially in years 10, 11 andContinue reading “Why you should read your English early”
How to increase vocabulary
Increasing your vocabulary is easier than you think. Writing can be hard… it is difficult not to use the same words over and over again. But the repetition of the same words can make our work seem dull and uninteresting. Moreover, limited vocabulary can hurt the marks we receive for an essay. Let’s discuss someContinue reading “How to increase vocabulary”
Exam study tips
Exam study tips It can often feel overwhelming and stressful trying to balance studying for all your subjects when studying for exams. Having strategies in place to lower stress levels and improve productivity can allow you to achieve the most out of your exams. Make a plan. (And stick to it!) Initially, making a studyContinue reading “Exam study tips “
How to increase vocabulary for essay writing
How to increase vocabulary for essay writing Essay writing can be hard… it is so difficult not to use the same words over and over again. So let’s discuss some ways you can improve your essay writing vocabulary and nine words you should start using now. Reading. Ok, now this one may sound obvious, andContinue reading “How to increase vocabulary for essay writing”
When should I start preparing for my exams?
When should I start preparing for my exams? Why? Exam season can be a very overwhelming time, no matter what age or year level you are in. Exam season often brings us a variety of emotions… let’s talk about when you should start preparing for exams and why, with some hints and tips. Now, IContinue reading “When should I start preparing for my exams?”
What is the difference between year 10 maths and year 10 A maths?
What is the difference between year 10 maths and year 10 A maths? In Year 10, most high schools offer the option of completing either Year 10 Maths or Year 10A Maths. The Year 10A curriculum, in some sense, adds to the content covered in the Year 10 curriculum. The majority of Year 10 studentsContinue reading “What is the difference between year 10 maths and year 10 A maths?”
How To Engage Disengaged Students
Keeping students engaged with their schoolwork can be hard. Here are a few tips to make it easy. Make it FUN This comes first on the list because it is the single most important factor. Each student is unique in that they are all driven by different things and enjoy specific subjects more than others.Continue reading “How To Engage Disengaged Students”
Why do we sit the GAT? Why should I study for it?
The GAT is actually more important than you might think. Here is why. The General Achievement Test (GAT) is an exam that is three hours in length undertaken by students completing units 3 & 4 subjects. As the name suggests, this exam tests general knowledge and skills in three key areas. English (written communication), MathsContinue reading “Why do we sit the GAT? Why should I study for it?”