Volume 32 Issue 22 - 4 December 2020


SWOT ANALYSIS - Reflection on your Triumphs and Tribulations in 2020

With the end of the year almost upon us, now is the time to reflect on your approach to school this year and what you have learnt from the challenges you faced. So with only a few days left for 2020, take a moment to do a short SWOT analysis on your personal approach to school and learning. You may also like to discuss these questions with a teacher, parent or peer.

Organisers are a great way to manage your time


  • What did you do well this year?
  • What subjects or topics were you good at?
  • What learning strategies worked for you?
  • What achievements are you most proud of?
  • What new skills did you develop?


  • What were your greatest challenges?
  • What did you find most difficult?
  • What skills do you feel you need to focus more on?
  • What areas of your approach did you struggle with?
  • When did you feel not confident?


  • What more could you do to build your strengths and deal with your weaknesses?
  • Who do you feel may be able to help you with this?
  • How will next year be different in offering opportunity to grow?
  • What could you personally change in your approach to school next year?
  • What one thing could you change that would make the biggest difference to you being a more effective learner?


  • What are the biggest hurdles to you making changes in your approach?
  • Are there other students you sit with who make learning difficult?
  • What is stopping you from achieving the top marks you are capable of?
  • What challenges do you face in staying motivated to do your school work?
  • What challenges do you face in managing distractions and procrastination?

In these school holidays it is important for students to have a decent break, recharge and enjoy spending time with friends and family. Certainly, if students are weak in areas such as literacy or numeracy, some regular practice during the break would not go astray. It is essential however that Year 11 students allocate some time these school holidays to consolidate the work from Year 11, ensuring study notes are up to date and they are organised and prepared for the challenges ahead in Year 12.

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