Have you ever heard of a tennis player who took tennis lessons for a year, never practiced or played matches, who went on to win a state title? How about a chef who read recipe books from cover to cover, but never once touched an oven, who made the perfect banquet first time? Or have you heard of the musician who took lessons for one year, never practiced, who made it into the Orchestra Victoria?
Anyone who has accomplished true excellence, in whatever field, has worked long and hard to be their personal best. One does not achieve excellence through luck or good fortune. Rather, it is through practice and a pursuit of personal best through persistence and repetition.
Success in your studies is just the same. It is simply foolish to assume that attending classes and working well during school hours will result in excellent grades and your best possible study score.[pullquote]It is simply foolish to assume that attending classes and working well during school hours will result in excellent grades and your best possible study score.[/pullquote] All students completing their VCE attend classes and most complete regular home based study. So if you are not completing regular study at home, you are behind the state average and can expect to achieve a study score well below the state median of 30.
If you want, or more importantly need, a study score above 30, then you must be doing more work that the average student in Victoria. It is that simple. The VCE is a great educational system as it rewards hard work. Those who commit themselves to their studies and invest regular hours into revision, reading, summarising and practice exams always achieve the best results.
So what are you prepared to do to achieve your best possible VCE results? What price are you prepared to pay guarantee your personal best. If you want what you have always got, keep doing what you have always done. However, if you wish to improve your school grades, get serious, make the commitment and invest the time. Great results are only a decision away.