Homework plays a key role in a child’s learning. Through homework and study, a student can read, review and reflect on the concepts taught in class, allowing him to develop a deep understanding of content. We have put together a list of healthy homework habits for your teenager and show how you can help him make the most of home study.
By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean
As we look ahead to the start of a new academic year in Term 4, for our Year 12 boys this is the beginning of a different phase of learning. Previously, the assessment schedules, lesson timetables and teachers have played a large role in structuring study time. Now, they must step into the responsibility of setting their own goals, managing a revision programme tailored to their particular needs, rotating evenly through the range of subjects they will present for their final credential, and motivating themselves to faithfully commit to this final process of exam preparation. Of course, their teachers are there to advise and suggest, but as they enter a vast period of unstructured time, it is imperative each boy puts into place a deliberate study plan.
Getting children to practise music can be challenging. Music practice requires routine and discipline and needs to be driven by parents. The study of music is a family commitment, in much the same way as rowing, swimming, or water polo. Music practice, particularly for younger children, is led by parents.
Finding the best study methods to fit your unique way of learning can be a practice in trial and error. Not all methods will suit all students. Trinity’s 2017 scholars share their best study tips for Year 12, and the methods they used to get through their gruelling final year of school.
Learning how to manage stress so that it doesn’t manage you, is an important life skill. It is normal to feel stressed or anxious during exams. The key to managing stress during exams is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, keep perspective in check and ensure you are prepared.
The key to academic success is effort and perseverance. Regular homework and structured study go a long way toward enhancing academic performance.
By Deborah Williams
Choosing HSC subjects for Years 11 and 12 can seem quite bewildering to students in Year 10. While some have clear and definite aspirations for pathways beyond school, more often, students are in fact exploring a range of quite often diverse possibilities.
There are some important principles to observe when choosing a programme of study for Years 11 and 12.
Students’ lives are busy – up to seven hours of school, five days a week, plus sports, co-curricular activities, jobs, leisure time, a good night’s sleep. How do they find time for study and homework? Are you worried about your son’s propensity to procrastinate or get distracted?
The HSC can be a highly stressful time for students. Not only are they experiencing an increased work load, they are also experiencing pressure to succeed and anticipating the implications of their results. The homework and study demands can be overwhelming for some students.
Knowing how to help your son can be challenging, so we’ve created an HSC study survival guide with 7 quick tips to help your son through his HSC.
Exams, assignments, music lessons, sporting commitments, and drama rehearsals. These are just some of the priorities your son has to manage on a daily basis, not to mention eating a balanced diet, enjoying time out with friends, quality time with family and sleep.
Managing priorities is all about time management; recognising your workload, acknowledging deadlines and knowing if/when you have spare time for additional commitments.