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Quick Tips for Senior School Students

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Here are some tips for Year 12, 11 and 10 students.

Year 12 Burnout

shutterstock_73010161 (2)The biggest challenge for many Year 12s’ is burnout. You can be caught at the crossroads between deep anxiety about succeeding V trusting the universe to care for you and walking away.

CREATE A PLAN  The best way to cope with the Year 12 marathon is to create a plan so that you peak as you head into final assessments.

With your plan you can schedule breaks and fun and hopefully make it through to the end of the year without burning out.

As you plan your calendar schedule in visits to university and TAFE open days and the Careers and Skills Expo.

Check out How to Blitz Year 12.

Find a bank of suggestions to help you to succeed in Year 12 HERE.

Year 11 Drift

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Starting Year 11

The biggest risk for many Year 11s’ is complacency. Being smart isn’t going to be enough in Year 11. Make yourself a Study Plan.    You can get scholarships, places at uni, job/work experience offers and entry to competitions based on your Term 1 results.

Map out your calendar for the year and include:

  • open days at universities and TAFE colleges
  • Careers and skills expos.

Subscribe to the Curtin Scholarship Newsletter AND to the Good Universities Guide Scholarship Newsletter.

You need to hit the ground running as your TERM ONE RESULTS COUNT!!

Year 10 Say “YES”

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Year 10 is a fantastic year. It is a time to have fun and explore as you learn to learn.  It can be a life changing year as you discover new opportunities and ideas and people.

You need to work it though. Check how to Blitz Year 10 HERE. 

Make sure you clean up your digital footprint at the start of the year and only add things that make you look awesome.

Make your Year 10 a Once in a Lifetime Experience.


Bev Johnson

If you need help to unearth the right path to your dream future email me via or give me a ring on 0434056412.

Check out the monthly In Focus Careers Newsletter HERE.

Author: Bev Johnson

A fantastic careers teacher may have changed my life. I've spent my career going from job to job. After washing cars and working in bars I went into marketing. I then became an English teacher. Teaching has been the foundation for a lot of my career. I went into TAFE where I designed participation programs, then into HR, then developed training programs for industry.  I taught e-commerce and developed systems to make it easier for organisations to work together. I kept going for scholarships and going back to uni along the way. At one time I became a world expert on collaboration frameworks, and discovered it was tricky having a conversation about THAT with anyone I knew!! I now focus on delivering information that helps careers teachers to be fantastic. You can tap into my expertise by subscribing to my newsletter. Contact me at or M: 0434056412

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