1. Be organised
Add key dates in your diary to keep you on track.
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2. Healthy you = healthy grades.
Stay active, eat well and catch those zzzs.
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3. Plan ahead for life after school
Speak to your careers advisor – there are loads of options out there.
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4. Don't leave things until the last minute!
Do some prep. Buy your textbooks during the school holidays and get familiar with every subject.
5. Follow your passion, not the points.
You'll reach your full potential by doing well at something you love.
6. Stress less about your ATAR.
It's not the end of the world. There are plenty of pathways to your ultimate career.
7. A great way to learn is to teach.
No school study group? Create one.
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8. You're not alone
Don't feel silly about asking for help! Family, teachers and school wellbeing staff are here for you.
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9. Have an outlet
Play sport, music and dance – whatever. Year 12 is important, but so are you.
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10. Speak to people who have been there, done that
Former students are a great resource for study tips and advice.
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For more information check out
Where to Now? on the VCAA website.
See more back to school info at Tips for Starting Primary and Secondary School