Fleurieu Peninsula year 12 students start SACE exams

STUDY: Year 12 students Bart Astill-Pearce and Lucy Peier prepare for their biology exam. Photo: Dani Brown.
STUDY: Year 12 students Bart Astill-Pearce and Lucy Peier prepare for their biology exam. Photo: Dani Brown.

REGION – Years 12s across the Fleurieu have begun the final exams of their schooling lives this week.

Over a six-week period, nearly 14,000 South Australian students will sit at least one stage two exam to complete their SACE.

Language exams began on Tuesday, while the first major written exam is on November 6, which is biology.

Among the students doing the biology exam are Victor Harbor High School students Lucy Peier and Bart Astill-Pearce. Bart has three exams, while Lucy has the one, and both have been completing previous exams and reviewing notes from each topic in preparation.

They suggested making use of the resources available and managing your time as keys to future year 12s’ success.

“Start assignments as soon as you get them, and make the most of your teachers because they are there to help you,” Lucy said.

“Try to procrastinate as little as possible and set yourself timelines you can stick to. Do many drafts as you can,” Bart said.

The pair both aim to study at Flinders University then work in the health sector; Lucy hopes to study a Bachelor of Nursing to become a paediatric nurse, while Bart hopes to study a Bachelor of Health Science course and work in emergency response with either the MFS or SA Ambulance.