Doors open on exams

The VCE exams officially kicked off yesterday for more than 43,000 students across the state with the English assessment.

Throughout the exam period, students will be tested in the areas of the arts, humanities, mathematics, science, business, technology, languages and vocational education and training.

Kurnai College VCE coordinator Bernadette Cropper said 88 students from the school sat the three-hour exam yesterday.

“It’s a very stressful time for the students, but the school is here to support them,” Ms Cropper said.

After school study sessions, tutors, motivational talks and yoga classes are just some of things implemented by the school to assist students during exam period.

The Smith Family also organised healthy snacks and food for the students during study periods.

Education Minister James Merlino said it was important that during exam time students stayed connected to their support networks and discuss any concerns they may have.

“I encourage students to do their very best, but never lose sight of things,” Mr Merlino said.

“There is life after year 12 and there are many roads to future careers and further study.”

Information about supporting students during exam period can be found at