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Exam Week Information - Term 1, 2017


Update as at 31 March 2017 - Term 1 Exam Information

As discussed in previous communication, the cyclone and subsequent closure of the school has resulted in a number of exams being rescheduled to Week 1 of Term 2. Please review the attached exam timetables for this week and identify any exams that your child needs to attend. There are no exams on the first day back from school, but there are exams on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Week 1. The highlighted sections (in yellow) indicate a change in room, teacher or time for the exam.​

Download the Updated_Exam_Timetable (PDF, 241 KB)​.

As previously communicated, Week 10 at Kirwan State High School will be our exam week. During this time, all students will be focused on preparing for and doing their very best for their subject exams. The number of exams, how long they are and when they are conducted is different for each year level. The information below is provided to help parents and guardians maintain awareness of what the exam week means for their children.

Year 7 and 8 students will complete their exams in their normal classes. They attend school as usual until the last day of term. There is no special timetable for them during this week.

Year 9 and 10 students will complete their exams as subject blocks. These exams will occur at times when not all students normally have these subjects, which means there is a special exam timetable for Year 9 and Year 10. When students do not have an exam they attend as per their normal timetable and their attendance is required until the last day of term. Not all subjects have an exam this term.

Year 11 and 12 OP students have block exams which means that they only attend school when they have an exam. At other times, they remain home to study. There are special exam timetables for Year 11 and Year 12 students that outline when these exams occur. Students must wear the full school uniform when they come to school for an exam, and must wait quietly at the classroom of their exam prior to the start of the exam. Students must have all of the equipment they need to complete the exam with them. A roll will be taken and students must attend all of their exams. For students who must attend for an exam, but are unable to arrive or leave part way through the day, the school library will be available for study. Not all subjects have an exam this term.

Year 11 and 12 VET students attend their normal VET classes, except when they have an exam. VET students are expected to attend every day until the end of term as they must continue to be taught and complete the relevant competencies within their certificates. The Year 11 and Year 12 exam timetables outline when the exams are and it is important that VET students check this, as many will have a Maths exam, as well as exams for any OP subjects that they may study in addition to their certificates. There are some VET students who are attending TAFE for the week and arrangements have been made for these students to complete their supervised Maths exam, and any other exam they may have, at TAFE at the same time as their peers take the exam at school.

The school has minimised the number of assignments due during the week so that students are able to concentrate on preparing for their exams. This means that all students should be undertaking a large amount of study, either individually or with fellow students from their classes, prior to their exams. Year 11 and 12 OP students have additional time to study at home during this week, in recognition of their larger exam load. It is important that all parents and guardians speak to their children about effectively using this time to maximise their school results.

Copies of the year level exam timetables:​

Download the Year_9_Exam_Timetable.pdf

Download the Year_10_Exam_Timetable.pdf

Download the Year_11_Exam_Timetable.pdf

Download the Year_12_Exam_Timetable.pdf​