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From Deputy Principal: Staff and Learning Operations

26 May 2023

At Thomas Carr College we are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and our expectations are high in our approach to student learning and improving student outcomes. This extends to providing opportunities for students to consolidate and demonstrate their learning through a combination of set assessment tasks and semester-based examinations.

Semester One Examinations
Semester One examinations have been designed to provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their level of progress and achievement based on the key content covered throughout this semester.

A reminder to please note the below arrangements for Semester One examinations:

Year 11 Examinations: Examination dates are Thursday 8 June to Friday 16 June.
Year 10 Examinations: Examination dates are Thursday 8 June to Friday 16 June.
Year 10 examinations for all subjects including electives except for Religious Education, Health & Physical Education, and Industry & Enterprise.

Note: All Year 10 students enrolled in a VCE Unit 1 subject will complete an examination for that subject.

Year 9 Examinations: No semester examinations (end of year examinations for English, Maths, Science).
Year 7 and 8 Examinations: Examination dates are Wednesday 14 June to Friday 16 June.

Year 7 and 8 examinations for selected core subjects only (English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities).

Other key information:
– There are no semester examinations for Year 12 students. All VCE examinations are held at the end of the year.
– All Year 12 students will complete the General Achievement Test (GAT) on Thursday 15 June. Year 11 students who are undertaking a VCE Unit 3/4 subject will also complete the GAT on this date.
– The final day of Semester One (Term Two) classes is Thursday 22 June.
– Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences for VCE Unit 3/4 students will be held on Thursday 22 June (4pm to 8pm).
– Semester One Reports will be available to parents via PAM as of Thursday 22 June.

VCE Unit 3/4 Classes – For Year 11 students who are accelerating in a Year 12 Subject
Year 11 students undertaking a VCE Unit 3/4 subject are required to continue to attend these classes during the Year 11 examination period. If students have a clash with a Year 11 examination, the Year 11 examination takes priority and students are to catch up on any class(es) missed.

VET Classes
Students who may have timetabled VET classes during the examination period are to attend their VET classes as normal. If you have any questions related to your VET class during the examination period, please see Mr John Bassi (Applied Learning and Vocational Training Leader).

If you do need to reschedule your listed examination to another date, please see or contact Ms Tina Alphonso prior to the start of the examinations.

IMPORTANT: Students who are unwell and not able to attend their examinations are to provide a Medical Certificate for their absence and reschedule their examination.

Further information including a letter to parents outlining the arrangements for these examinations and an updated Semester One Examination timetable will be made available via Operoo. These details will also be posted on the Daily Messages section on SIMON for all students to access.

If you have any questions about the upcoming semester examinations for Years 10 or 11 students, please contact Mrs Daniela Bombardieri-Szabo (Head of Learning and Teaching – Senior School).

Any questions related to the semester examinations for Years 7 and 8 students can be directed to Mr Stephen Manitta (Head of Learning and Teaching – Middle School).

Mr. Andrew Bryson
Deputy Principal – Staff and Learning Operations