June exams get under way

2017-06-27 06:00
PhotoS: SuppliedHillcrest High pupils concentrate on the June exams.

PhotoS: SuppliedHillcrest High pupils concentrate on the June exams.

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JUNE examinations are under way and Upper Highway pupils are urged to focus on their studies and work towards a bright future.

Mr A Lukhan, a high-school principal in the area, said pupils need to study hard to reap the rewards.

“Pupils need to prepare well in advance to reduce the stress of exams. They should make use of a study timetable, and develop revision techniques that suit them. There are many ways to revise - they don't all work for everyone, but revising methodically and calmly is the best way to study, as opposed to a panicked cram sessions the night before an exam.

“Pupils must also learn find a balance. While studying is important, it's also important that they take regular breaks, engage in physical activity and eat regular and nutritious meals so they do not succumb to the pressure of exams,” said Lukhan.
Craig Girvin, Hillcrest High School headmaster, agreed with Lukhan and said pupils need to remain focused.

“We are now well into the examination period. I hope that the efforts of pupils are being well rewarded and that they have made the best of the school theme, ‘If it is to be, it is up to me’.
“I thank the staff for their hard work during this examination period and hope our pupils enjoy the success they deserve.”

Simone Mitchell, a Grade 12 pupil at a local school, said she has mixed emotions writing her last half yearly exams in high school.

“There is so much pressure on me to do well.
“But I am excited to show everyone my potential and I know that with hard work and a strong mindset I can achieve my goals.

“My tip for pupils is to not let the stress get to them. We need to stay focused on our goals. It is a few days we have to sacrifice to study that will leave us with a lifetime of success, so I urge fellow pupils to give it their all.”





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