Senior students have been hitting the books.
With prelims now over and NCEA exams getting ever closer, they’re taking their study seriously.
To help them prepare, Thames High School’s two student Academic Leaders Olivia Austen and Shawn Richards have been organising tutoring sessions.
The sessions are in the school library after school on Wednesdays. Year 13 tutors are available to help with a range of subjects, offering tips on what to study and how best to prepare.
Olivia and Shawn also ran an all-day study and tutoring session in the last school holidays. They say it was great to see so many students turn up and get serious with their school work. They’ve planned another study day during the next break, on October 9th from 9am to 3pm.
Olivia and Shawn also want to remind students there’s a really useful section in the school library with helpful study material for NCEA exams, with fold-out notes, practice booklets, and much more.
Olivia and Shawn’s Top 7 Study Tips
- Just go for it – you have to start in order to get anywhere.
Make sure your study space is quiet, free of distractions (no electronics, etc), well lit, and well ventilated.
Make sure you have a large clear space in which you can spread out your notes.
Take breaks! Every half an hour or so.
Drink plenty of water.
Access online NZQA exemplars for internals and past exams/answers for NCEA externals.
Ask for help from teachers, parents, fellow students or Year 13 tutors.