10 October 2016
10 October 2016 The Alchemy Team

It is so easy to view term 4 as the term that doesn’t matter. This is usually because exams are taken half way through, and then reports come out a few weeks later – so the last few weeks can often be a bit of a struggle.

But, there is still so much to play for in term 4. Here are 4 reasons why your child needs to bring their A game to term 4:

Final exams

If your child is in high school, they will have end of year exams which can count for up to 50% of their course marks. This is the time where they need to start studying and revising content that they have learnt over the year to maximise their potential in their final exams. I’ve seen it many times – students do great through terms 1-3, but by term 4 they burn out and they stop investing in to their studies. This has a negative effect on their class ranking that brings them down the following year. For the sake of end of year exams, get your children fired up and studying from day one!


There are a lot of significant milestones in term 4. Year 11 students start year 12, year 10 students prepare for their HSC courses, and year 6 students prepare for High School. Even if your children aren’t in any of those grades, it is still an exciting time to be at school.


In term 4, the foundations are often put in place for the following year. For many subjects, this is a crucial component for year on year success. If a student is disengaged in term 4, there is a good chance it will impact them at the start of the following year.


If for nothing else, a student who can apply themselves all the way until the end of term 4 builds persistence. In the instant world we live in, where young people have micro-attention spans, this is a beautiful thing to have!

Make term 4 incredible by making it important. Students who understand the value of term 4 will be the ones who get results!Considering a tutor for your child? We can help! We have amazing tutors ready to go that will help your child grow in confidence, love the learning experience and ultimately realise what they are capable of. Learn more here and book their first lesson online today!

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