We get asked all the time by students – “How do you set yourself up for success in Year 12?”. Over the past few years, we’ve got it down to a fine art and we know exactly what students can do in order to maximise their time. So, we’ve broken it down and made a bit of a list that you should be able to follow.
There are a few things you should be doing from the start of the year to set yourself up for success in Year 12.
- Create a plan for your year ahead
- Get clear on the study techniques that work for you
- Create a study timetable
- Find a group of like-minded study buddies
- Do practice exams
Let’s go into a bit more detail!
Creating a plan
It’s important to have a plan from the start of your year. This way, you can have a goal and single-mindedly work towards that. Do you want to achieve a 30 study score? A 35? What are you going to need to do in order to achieve that?
The best way to figure all of this out is to try and come up with what you want to do after school. If you want to go to university, which course do you want to do? What scores do you need in order to get into this course? Base your plans and goals around this.
Talk to older students who have gone through similar pathways and find out what they did to work towards their plans. If you’re serious about your path, finding others who have succeeded before you is a great way to move forward.
Get clear on your study techniques
What sort of study techniques work for you? If you can get clear on how to study for a Year 12 SAC, you’ll be able to feel super-confident going into any assessments this year. Everyone is different, and you may not study the same way as other students, but generally you can get pretty good results if you follow this process.
It’s really important that you audit yourself and ask what works for you. Comment below if you have any questions about this!
Create a study timetable
I know you don’t want to create a study timetable (I didn’t either while I was at school), but it’s super important. A timetable doesn’t (and shouldn’t) have to be ALL study. You need to schedule in time for your leisure, sport, homework and even time to hang out with friends.
If you’re not sure how to create an effective timetable, check out our post on creating one!
Find some study buddies
The group of people you study and hang around with can make a huge difference to your end-of-year results. Back when I was in Year 12, my group of friends was very competitive and helped to motivate each other. Have people who you’re constantly trying to work well with, and it’s very difficult not to succeed.
Do practice exams
Doing practice exams and practice questions is the best way to prepare yourself for SACs and exams. If you can get your head around what types of questions you’re going to come across in your assessments, you won’t run into any surprises and you’ll ace them! Check out our free Maths Methods practice exams available for download or see which study guides we’ve got available for sale to help with your practice questions.
That’s it! Hopefully this helps you to sort out your Year 12 plans. Please comment below and let us know if you have any questions, but otherwise good luck!