Whether you're about to make the step from Year 10 into senior school, or you're right in the thick of Years 11 and 12, here are some study tips to help you excel in your subjects and get the best possible ATAR.
In this series, we’ve compiled useful tips for popular senior school subjects* from a variety of sources – including some of our own UQ students who achieved ATARs of 99.90 and 99.95.
*We’re currently developing this series and will be adding more subjects over time. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly if any of your selected subjects aren’t covered just yet.
The top study tips for Year 11 and 12 Chemistry include:
Create and keep updating a document with all the important chemical equations you'll need to remember.
Don't get frustrated if a particular topic doesn't make sense to you straight away (e.g. organic chemistry is notoriously difficult at first). Chemistry is a subject where things will click into place after a while and with regular revision.
Refer to diagrams while answering practice questions until you no longer need the diagrams.
The top study tips for Year 11 and 12 Health and Physical Education include:
Use a range of resources beyond your classes and textbook, such as YouTube videos, study guides and news articles.
Swap your study notes with friends regularly to spot anything you've missed or misunderstood (and help them do the same).
Health and PE is the perfect subject to learn by doing. If you're having trouble understanding a sport's rules or physical intricacies, go watch a professional match or even get a group together to play out a game.