January 2017 Final Exam Information

January 2017 Final Exam Information

Please see the attached .pdf for January Final Exam information. At Cathedral, we operate a one period - one day exam schedule that looks as follows:

Day 1: Period 1 Exam
Day 2: Period 2 Exam
Day 3: Period 3 Exam
Day 4: Period 4 Exam
Day 5: Period 5 Exam

***Please note that all Final Exams at Cathedral are written in classrooms (see your teacher for this information) and begin at 9:00 a.m.

Students and parents should also access our "Exams" section under the "Learn" tab on the website. This area provides helpful tips and strategies for students writing final exams.



Semester One Final Exams begin on Wednesday January 25th, 2017.

Daily exam schedules and locations are listed below.

Please keep the following important points in mind:

- all exams start promptly at 8:30 am., students should be in the exam areas by 8:20 am.
- students absent for an exam for medical reasons must provide a doctor's note, otherwise a mark of zero will be allocated; students should contact their Vice-principal
- students must be in full uniform
- electronic devices are not permitted in the examination areas
- all textbooks are to be returned to the course teacher prior to the exam
- in the event of school closure or bus cancellations (even if schools are open) exams will be pushed back to the next day (ex. Wednesday's exams will be written on Thursday)

The following websites are useful to assist students in preparing for exams:

Study Tips for Exams: http://www.wikihow.com/Study-For-E ...
Study Guides and Strategies: http://www.studygs.net
How to Study: http://www.howtostudy.org/index.ph ...
How to Study: http://www.how-to-study.com/
How to Improve Your Study Skills: http://www.studytips.org/

Click on the following for exam preparation inofrmation, daily exam schedules & important semester end information:

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Demonstration of Learning . . . A Great Opportunity for Gael Students!

Demonstration of Learning . . . A Great Opportunity for Gael Students!

Demonstration of Learning allows Grade 9 and 10 students taking certain Applied level courses who maintain a certain average, attend their classes regularly, and refrain from misbehaviour to have an opportunity to show that they've mastered the concepts of a course without having to write the Final Exam. Please see the attached letter of information . . .

Final Exam Tips

Final Exam Tips

Here's a couple of basic tips and reminders to be successful on your exams:

KNOW YOUR STUFF! Ask your teacher questions. Complete your exam review. Start studying at least a month before.

GET A GOOD SLEEP! Students write a better exam if they have had enough sleep to allow them to concentrate.

EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST! Students write a better exam if their mind is not occupied with being hungry

KNOW YOUR LOCATION! All Final Exams at Cathedral are written in classrooms. Review your location with your teacher so that you are not running around on the morning of your exam.

KNOW HOW LONG YOUR EXAM IS! All Final Exams at Cathedral begin at 9:00am (students should be at their location by 8:55am). Grade 9 Exams are typically 1.5 hours long. Grade 10 and 11 Exams are anywhere between 1.5 hours and 2 hours in length. Grade 12 Exams are anywhere between 2 hours and 2.5 hours in length.

KNOW WHAT MATERIALS YOU'LL NEED! Bring lots of pens, pencils, an eraser, a ruler. Think about the subject your exam is representing: Will you need a calculator? Will you need a formula sheet? Will you need a protractor? When in doubt, as your teacher what you should bring.

KNOW WHAT NOT TO BRING! Don't bring food, water, drinks, backpacks, cell phones, music devices, etc. to an exam - you'll be forced to bring these items back to your locker and waste valuable writing time.

KNOW HOW YOU ARE GETTING TO AND FROM YOUR EXAM! Exams begin at 9:00am, later than our usual start. Will you be getting a ride to school that day? Will you need to take the city bus and, if so, will you need to look-up a schedule? Do you take the school bus and, if so, did you know that all school buses will drop-off and pick-up at regularly scheduled times?
Final Exam Tip Posters

Final Exam Tip Posters

Check out the following interesting Final Exam tip posters! Learn how to be a better test-taker and to calm yourself down for the big day . . .