Diploma Exam Preparation for HPSD Students

Diploma Exam Preparation for HPSD Students
Posted on 01/03/2020
Diploma Exam Preparation for HPSD Students


High Prairie, Alberta – With diploma exams starting in mid-January, High Prairie School Division has organized a number of resources for students to support them as they prepare to write these important exams. These resources are in addition to school-based supports provided by the respective 30-level teachers at each of our senior high schools.

Located on a newly created webpage, hpsd.ca/parents_and_students/diploma_exam_prep, students are now able to find a number of helpful curriculum-based resources that can assist them in their studying. Each of the resources listed below has a variety of study methods including guides for students, examples of students’ writing and practice questions, free practice tests, and contact information regarding diploma exam dates and rules.

Alberta Education - Writing Diploma Exams
On this site, you will find a list of all exam dates, guides for students, exemplars, examples of students’ writing and practice questions, support documents, and contact information if you should have any questions about the resources.


High Prairie School Division has an account with Exambank.com which is available to all HPSD students. By clicking on the grade level at the top of their website, you can then select the subject and material you want to study. All materials are aligned with the Alberta curriculum.

For login information, please contact your school administrator.


Quest A+
Quest A+ provides free practice tests for students in grades 6, 9, and 12. The link below takes you to the practice test section of their website. From there, select your grade, subject, and the test you wish to take. The tests are aligned with the Alberta curriculum.


Studying techniques from several sources are provided which provides students with a simple approach to preparing to write exams. The following are from a recent article titled “The neuroscience of effective studying” by the University of British Columbia:

  1. Space it out, don’t do it all at once
  2. Test yourself in the same way you will be tested on the exam
  3. Lose the electronics
  4. The Great Triad: Eat, sleep, and exercise

If you are interested in what’s available for school-based diploma exam preparation supports, please contact your child’s teacher or school administrator.


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