Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn
Electronic copies of reports will be sent at the conclusion of next week.
EXAMS and REPORTING
As the final week of the term comes to a close, I do hope that boys are satisfied and feel proud of their efforts both across the term and also in their exams. This past week has been very busy and I am sure that the holiday break will be celebrated and appreciated by many boys and families. Next week our staff focus on marking exams and collating of results which will be reflected in reports. Electronic copies of reports will be sent at the conclusion of the week. Hard copies will not be posted home.
The semester report offers information on topics covered throughout the semester, a result for Term 2 and a semester result. This report will also show the tracking graph for each subject. This tracking allows students to view their own progress and the progress of the average of the cohort within the subject. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 will also receive a “bubble” report which identifies their position in the subject relative to all other students.
Next term there is again the opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers to discuss outcomes and strategies for the term ahead. Booking for these interviews will be via the Parent Lounge and information will be sent home within the reporting package to assist in the booking process. The interview opportunities are in week two and three of next term - Wednesday July 19 and July 26.
Year 11 and Year 12
Next term all students in Years 11 and 12 will receive an estimated OP score based upon their latest relevant results. These scores combine student results with the average Terrace QCS results over many past years. Scores are given within a band of two e.g. OP 4 to OP 6. These scores are given as part of a mentoring process to support and encourage boys to achieve their best possible outcomes.
Next term allows us to have final workshops in each of the papers within QCS. We will have a workshop on the Writing task that focuses on the responsiveness to the stimulus and workshops on the Short Response and Multiple choice papers. Many students will also receive individual feedback and advice on their most recent writing task. All being in preparation for the final papers on August 29 and 30. We are very proud of the achievements of our Seniors on their practice papers to date.
Finally, my thanks for all the support, commitment and encouragement that our families make to the education of their children. Your support is most appreciated and integral to allowing our boys to achieve their very best. I hope that the holidays allow for some relaxing family time.