A reminder that the Diploma exam is a mandatory exam, and a student is only able to exempt after attempting the exam. So please, ensure that students are adequately prepared for the exam. It is (unfortunately) very likely the government will NOT be exempting the Chemistry 30 Diploma Exam.
I have noticed a decline in effort of the grade 12s since last week, and the overall feeling that students have checked out for summer.... this is a bad idea! The diploma exam will not be easy! So please, prepare! Attend diploma prep, review all the notes (theory and calculations) and practice practice practice!
If you have any questions, I will be available for help every afternoon from 12-4pm (except Monday!)
Good Luck Studying!
A reminder that the Chem 30 Diploma is Tuesday June 23!
As we all have been aware of the tragedy of Jaydon Sommerfeld's passing, it is understandable that the school has taken measures to reduce the stress on students during this difficult time. As such we will be recommending that all students attempt to write exams but that all school based final exams will be write without risk, meaning that the students' marks will be calculated using the highest mark of either their final exam mark or letting their school based mark stand as their final grade.
We are currently working with Alberta Education about requesting exemptions for diploma exams and we will be communicating that as soon as we have an answer.
Many students have asked me about the ochem rewrite exam and in class final for chemistry 30. The modified schedule is such:
Friday @1pm: IN CLASS FINAL EXAM
Monday @2pm: OCHEM Rewrite
Chem 30 Diploma Exam: Tuesday June 23
Last week, the chem 30s completed the final bit of organic chemistry, and were given time to work to understand their learning. This Monday, the 30s will perform their final unit test in chemistry, and prepare for the in class final.
This Thursday is the final class in chem 30, with 3 flex days to follow. Students will be given the opportunity to work in small groups if they choose to come in on more difficult questions (more exam like) during this time! I hope all students will take these opportunities.
This week in Chem 20
Monday: Organic Chemistry Unit Test
Wednesday: CHEMISTRY 30 IN CLASS FINAL
Thursday: Review of In Class Final
Upcoming due dates:
Monday June 8: Ochem Unit Test
Wednesday June 10: CHEMISTRY 30 IN CLASS FINAL
Monday June 15: Ochem Unit Test Rewrite
Chemistry 30 Diploma Exam: Tuesday June 23, 2015
Ms. Kendra Mogck