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
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