Lower Eyre Year 12s return to study schedule

STUDY: St Joseph's School Year 12 students Charlie Muecke and Montanna Doudle with their textbooks as they prepared for their exams.

STUDY: St Joseph's School Year 12 students Charlie Muecke and Montanna Doudle with their textbooks as they prepared for their exams.

Year 12 students across Lower Eyre Peninsula are preparing for their final exams and getting back into prepartion following the blackout in the final days of the third term.

Across South Australia 13,372 students will sit at least one Stage Two SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) exam subject over the next six weeks, with 3254 of these coming from regional areas.

Schools in Port Lincoln and across the Lower Eyre region had their schedules disrupted with the blackout on the final two days of term three, September 29 and 30.

St Joseph’s School principal Sandra Hewson said the blackout caused some difficulty for students and teachers as tests and submission of assignments were scheduled for those two days.

However she said everyone was now getting back on track. 

“The teaching staff and students have been seeing it as unavoidable and have continued with the process,” she said.

Two St Joseph’s students who are getting into their studies are Charlie Muecke and Montanna Doudle, with the two sitting four exams each.

Montanna said the blackout did cause some disruptions.

“I still have stuff to catch up on in the first week, it interrupted revision,” she said.

Charlie said it was stressful knowing there wasn’t much time left before exams began, but there was plenty of support from the St Joseph’s staff.

The two students will sit exams for Physics, Maths Studies and Biology with Montanna also sitting for English Studies and Charlie for Chemistry.

This year Mathematical Applications will have the most students sitting for exams across South Australia with 4405, followed by Biology with 3363 and Mathematical Studies with 2855.

The major written exam phase will begin on November 7 with English Studies and English as Second Language Studies.

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