VCE Homework

Home study comprises:

  • Completing any unfinished class work
  • Completing set homework
  • Going over and revising work covered in previous terms, working on folios, preparing notes
  • Practice writing exam question responses (exams can be downloaded from the web) for teachers to mark and provide feedback to students
  • Rereading English texts

Our College Dux for 2016, Sahil Balak, recently spoke at the Sunbury Rotary Club’s annual dinner for high achievers in Sunbury. He was able to balance a very challenging study load with his part-time work. Despite committing many hours to study, Sahil Balak continued to work two shifts a week. He found it an enjoyable break from study whilst maintaining a handy income.

Over the years, claims have been made that the more part time work students undertake the lower their grades. Whilst it is hard to generalize for every student, there is no doubt there is a point where too much work (sport, gaming or partying) will have a detrimental impact on a student’s final VCE score.

At this time of year, Year 12 students should be completing 3-4 hours of home study each weeknight. To successfully complete VCE with a score that will grant access to the majority of courses, students need to be applying themselves consistently throughout the two years.

The VCE is a competition. Students compete across the state to gain the highest score that they can. We encourage students to develop a study timetable for home. This should detail all of the family, sporting, work and social commitments they have together with their study requirements.

Students who require assistance to establish a study timetable for home should speak with their Homeroom Leader. It is never too late to start.