General advice

Year 11/12 students continue to work on major project and folio and/or case study. Adjust timelines for projects and document this in your folio.

If possible, set up a dedicated learning area

Having a learning space will help you prepare mentally for doing schoolwork. Stock it with all the things you will need for your classes. Be close to a power socket if you are using a device. If you can, make it quiet and keep it organised.

Use a calendar to keep track of work

Your teacher won't be there reminding you every time you see them at lunch. You may be getting lots of information through email, your digital classroom or even by mail. It can be easy to lose track of assignments and other tasks. If you already have a daily planner from school, great! Use that.

Schedule breaks through the day

It's important, for your focus, to give yourself regular breaks. You get plenty of short breaks at school (even though it might not feel like it). It's useful to plan them if your teacher hasn't already given you a suggested schedule for breaks. Check out general wellbeing for some tips for quick things to do to give your brain a break.

2020 HSC additional week

NESA have advised that the HSC written exams will start later than originally planned to provide more support for students in the lead up to the exams.

NESA's HSC coronavirus advice page has the latest information about any revisions to timetables, assessment deadlines and pathways to university.

Major works and assessment

Year 11 students: use your time to develop your major work or project. Focus on identifying your research topics, conducting research and collecting secondary data. Explore ways to change processes to ensure projects are submitted on time.

Year 12 students: continue working on any assessment tasks you have been assigned by teachers.

Work placement changes

For Year 11 and Year 12 students undertaking vocational education (VET) subjects the requirement of work placement has been waived, meaning you are not required to complete work placement hours for 2020.

As of Monday 1 June 2020 (week 6 term 2), students who are completing a VET course may undertake associated work placement. If you will be completing your course in 2021, you can undertake associated work placement from the beginning of Term 3 2020 if placements are available. If you do not complete the mandatory work placement hours for a course you will still be eligible for Preliminary or HSC unit credit.

Keep in touch

Monitor communication with your teacher to ensure all tasks and advice are received.

Maintain contact with peers through online communication to discuss work, concepts and social interaction.

Use good sources to guide your study

Use the syllabus as a guide to self-direct your learning in the chosen options outlined by your teacher in your course guide/subject outline.

Use reputable websites, educational videos and textbooks/academic texts to structure your learning and take notes in your preferred style.

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