Students set up for senior study success with the help of tomorrow's teachers

6 May 2014

The Compass Preparation for Senior Study Program welcomed over 400 Year 10 students from Liverpool Boys High School, Liverpool Girls High School, Kogarah High School, Holroyd High School, Condell Park High School, Westfields Sports High School, Bass High School and Moorebank High School come onto campus for an intensive day of study skills and exam preparation workshops.

These days formed the first part of a series of engagements this year, designed to extend and reinforce positive student study habits to support senior study success.

Students participated in Mathematics, English and General study skills focused workshops. This year, Mr Edward Woo, University of Sydney alumnus and current Head Teacher Mathematics at Cherrybrook High School facilitated the Maths Preparation workshop in which students gained insight into maths specific study techniques, tips and tricks to maximize opportunities for successful learning and important considerations for senior course selection.

Edward Woo

A participating student observed, "The Maths preparation session really helped me feel more confident in a subject area that I have been struggling with."

The English Exam preparation workshops were facilitated by Dr Jen Scott Curwood, Senior Lecturer of Secondary English and Media Studies in the Faculty of Education and Social Work alongside current pre service Education students from the Teaching English course of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences).

Following this workshop a student remarked, "Working with the University student English teachers and hearing about their journey to uni inspired me to be more organised."

This partnership forms a unique service learning opportunity for tomorrow's teachers to work with school students from Compass partner schools to positively influence knowledge and awareness of higher education, educational confidence and motivation as well as educational attainment and achievement as they embark upon their senior years of study.