Workload at secondary school
From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
One of the challenges students face in making the transition from primary school to secondary school is managing the increased workload.
Learn how to manage your time
- Be punctual to each class
- Use a school diary
- Create 'to do' lists - don't leave things to the last minute
- Draw up a simple home timetable using a calendar to plan activities, study requirements, deadlines for assignments
- List exam dates and other commitments
- List due dates for essays and work backwards to set mini deadlines for each stage
- Prioritise each task to help achieve goals, to avoid being overwhelmed by what has to be done and then rushing at the end
- Maintain a balance between study and recreational activities
- Find out about homework clubs.
Find a good workspace at home
- Use a clear flat space for regular homework and study – not a bed or a couch
- Organise your equipment for use when you need it
- Keep your school work in an easily accessible spot
- If possible, choose a space away from distractions, such as television.