Examinations

Grade 4 - 7 learners write 2 sets of formal exams within the year.  Continuous Assessment happens on a daily basis and makes up the bulk of the learner's  final mark.  It is important for learners to study for exams, however they should be continuously studying and putting their best effort into each and every project, oral presentation, class test and all other Assessment Tasks performed through the term.

The first series of exams take place in June and the final session in November.  Your child will bring home their exam time table as well as a study guide.

Foundation Phase learners to do not write formal exams, they have assessment tasks that are written in class throughout the term.


Exam timetables and assessment plans are on the D6 communicator.

STUDY TIPS:

  1. Establish a routine. Set aside a particular time each day for study and revision and stick to it.
  2. Create a study environment. This should be away from interruptions and household noise, such as the television. Ensure there is adequate lighting and ventilation, a comfortable chair and appropriate desk.
  3. Set a timetable. With a timetable you can plan to cover all your subjects in an organised way, allotting the appropriate time for each without becoming overwhelmed.
  4. Look after yourself.  Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, and eat healthy foods. Keep sugary foods to a minimum. Make sure you get enough sleep each night. Regular physical exercise makes you feel great, boosts your energy and helps you relax. So try to keep up regular sporting activities or at least fit in some regular exercise as often as you can.
  5. Reward yourself for studying. Watch your favourite television program, spend time with your friends, walk to the park and play sport throughout the week.
  6. Have variety in your study program. Study different subjects each day and do different types of work and revision in each study session.
  7. Avoid interrupting your concentration. Have all the appropriate materials with you before you start a session of study to minimise distractions.
  8. Test yourself on what you have studied. Ask your parents or family members to quiz you on what you have learnt, use draft questions from books, past assessments or major exam papers.
  9. Don't panic at exam time. If you have followed a study routine and have been revising your class work, there should be no need to worry. Try to keep yourself calm, positive and confident.
  10. Ask your teachers for guidance. Especially if you're having trouble - whether it's grasping a new concept or understanding something you learnt earlier in the year.