Focus on the future vital

South Coast Baptist College students, at back, Henry Stiller and Peter Koong, and Kaytlen Oldfield, Julia Kolyasnikova and Tanita Bux.
South Coast Baptist College students, at back, Henry Stiller and Peter Koong, and Kaytlen Oldfield, Julia Kolyasnikova and Tanita Bux.

Many Year 12 students from across Rockingham and Kwinana will sit their last school exams next week before entering the ‘real world’.

WACE exams run until November 22. This year, 15,521 students across the state will sit at least one WACE exam and 13,400 students will sit four or more exams.

On Monday, students from South Coast Baptist College in Waikiki spoke with the Courier about the pressure of exams and their study plans.

Year 12 student Peter Koong, who has prepared for a daunting five exams, said it was important for students to stay focused on their futures.

Peter has studied for up to five hours a night to prepare for his English, maths, physics, chemistry and human biology exams.

‘There is a lot of pressure for Year 12 students to do well in these exams because it could mean possible university entry,’ he said.

‘It’s been really hard balancing a social life and study but I decided not to take on a casual job this year so that I could concentrate on my exams and quit a couple of my other commitments.

‘I have found that by writing everything out in full helps to retain the information because it almost feels like you are completing the exam before you have to sit the real one.’

SCBC STUDENTS’ TOP FIVE STUDY TIPS
1. Exercise time management across all
subjects.
2. Read the exam syllabus from start to
end.
3. Exercise and take decent breaks from
the books.
4. Turn off any distractions.
5. Set aside at least an hour every night
to study.