Exam and Flex Learning Opportunities (January and June)
During January and June, there is a three week period where our regular timetable is not followed. During this time, students who have final exams or diploma exams attached to their courses, write these exams. Although this time is often referred to by students as “exam break”...there really is no break. Students, especially in Grade 10, will have projects or assessment that they should be working on– even if not in the school. Most will be asked to check in with their teachers, especially in Humanities, as this is a year-long course. Students who have fallen behind will be asked to come in and meet with their teachers to catch up missed assignments and assessments.
For students writing exams, there are opportunities to come in for review and tutorial. The expectation for these students is to use the allotted time to come in for review/tutorials or study at home in preparation for their exams. In January most students should have at least one final exam scheduled, regardless of grade level. The June schedule may be busier as the year is closing.
An Exam Schedule comes out in late November and April. It is posted on our website. Please make note of the dates. Teachers will remind students of dates, but students are responsible for this information. Diploma exam dates are firm and set by the provincial government. Students who miss these exams will have to register to take the exam in future writing sessions. This can delay post-secondary entrance.