Term 2, Issue 01: Learning and Teaching | Siena College
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Learning and Teaching

In Term 2, we will be focusing on assessing our students' knowledge and skills. Our Year 12s will be taking the General Achievement Test (GAT) and our Year 9 to 11 students will also be undergoing various examinations.

Students undertaking a Unit 3/4 subject will be taking the GAT on Thursday, 15 June. The GAT serves as an indicator of how our students are placed for the final examinations, as well as areas to improve and focus on. Most importantly, the GAT can contribute towards the final score in the event a student is unable (unavoidably) to complete a final exam. As such, we encourage students to approach the GAT seriously and do their best.

Trial Examinations will be held during the September break to further prepare students for their final VCAA examinations.

As the examination period gets closer for Years 9 to 11, we will be holding specialised classes that focus on examination writing skills, revision strategies and learning tips to help students optimise the assessment outcome. It is so important that our students study consistently as this avoids the loss of momentum and reduces feelings of stress and anxiety. We ask for your support to encourage your daughter/s to complete homework tasks on time and prepare well in advance for examinations.

Regular assessment and feedback on our students’ subject learning are available on Siena Central. Please access this feedback regularly and do not hesitate to contact the College if you have any concerns.

Examinations commence on Monday, 19 June and finish on Friday, 23 June.

Examination Timetables are in the process of being finalised and will be made available within the next few weeks.

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
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