Learning @ Loreto Year 11Mr Mark Mikulandra Dean of Learning (Years 10 -12)Mrs Megan Pursche Director of Learningemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 11 (Preliminary) CurriculumAll students in Year 11 are enrolled in Religion (Studies ofReligion 2 or Studies of Religion 1), English (EnglishExtension, English Advanced or English Standard) and muststudy at least 12 units.All morning and afternoon classes are compulsory.Subject changes for the Preliminary course have nowclosed, however, students on 13 and 14 units are able tomake minor adjustments by transferring out of courses aslong as they have at least 12 units. Going into Year 12 students must study at least 10 units.
Student thoughts on Year 11“Being a boarder in year 11 comes with many changes but also with much of the same old routine that we have experienced in our junior years at Loreto. Year 11 is a huge step up, we are now leaders of our school and are expected to set a good example to all of the girls in the younger years in both the boarding school and the day school… As we know how hard it is to leave home at such a young age, it is presumed that we talk and be supportive to the them. Some girls are even academic mentors to year 7 and 8 girls, this is establishing a positive and friendly relationship with you. We are very lucky this year to have moved into a refurbished boarding house… We are able to have a much better workspace and there is also a space where we can do group work. As we move up the years there is always more work to do. We are given an allocated 3 hours of study a night but we often find ourselves doing more. There is tutoring available each night which gives the boarders a huge assistance. There is always someone round to assist us with study plans and study timetables. We are privileged to be in year 11 at Loreto Normanhurst, as we are able to experience wonderful opportunities and make the most of our education in every way we possibly can.” By Emilia Currey and Grace Gibson
How learning has changed in Year 11 compared to previous years“Moving into Year 11, initially, it feels like nothing much has changed inour learning. Sure we’re doing subjects that we’ve chosen - going to‘Chem’ holds a bit of a thrill, but it still feels like we’ve started where weleft off last year. However, at the same time, classes are completelydifferent. There’s the sense that we are responsible for our own learning –the teachers trust us more and they don’t check up on us as much. Classes are smaller and more exciting, because every girl has chosen tobe there. We’re each in charge of how we organise our notes, andespecially our laptops. Last year we were getting used to how we shoulduse them, but now we’ve all got our different systems. Furthermore, thework-load is a bit more intense, but nothing we can’t handle – theassessments aren’t too stressful yet. Learning in Year 11 is very differentto learning in previous years,but it’s more fun too!” Penelope Smith
HomeworkIn Year 11, students are expected to complete about 20hours per week.This is integral part of secondary schooling and helpsstudents develop self-discipline and organizational skills.Students should revise their classwork regularly andextend their knowledge by wide reading.
AssessmentsAll students in Year 11 have received the Year 11Assessment Handbook via email.It is also on the Year 11 portal homepage andparents can access it via the Parent Portal on theLearning site.This Handbook outlines the rules to successfullycomplete the Preliminary course includingIllness/Misadventure.
All My Own WorkAll students in Year 11 have completed All My Own Work. This is arequirement for all students in NSW in Year 11.The HSC: All My Own Work program is designed to help Higher SchoolCertificate students to follow the principles and practices of goodscholarship. This includes understanding and valuing ethical practiceswhen locating and using information as part of their HSC studies.The program is integrated with other NSW syllabuses and programs. Theprogram is designed to be delivered flexibly as self-paced learningmodules.The programs content is divided into five modules: Scholarship Principles and Practices Acknowledging Sources Plagiarism Copyright Working with others