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1 Information for Year 12 March 2012

2 Fulfilling Our Mission and Beliefs Much more than marks – learning for life How do we ensure your child achieves their goals? 1. Individual 2. Graduate 3. English competency 4. Attainment 60 Plus ATAR 5. Best pathway

3 45 curriculum council awards – Highest number to date 3 General Exhibitions: Top 40 students in state based on av. Of 5 scaled scores with at least two from Hum. and 2 math /science. Daena Ho, Jasmin Sekhon, Uma Jha 2 Course Exhibitions: Highest combined mark in WACE course. Applied Information Technology: James Panarettos, Human Biological Science: Jasmin Sekhon, Food Science and Technology: Felice Anderson 8 Certificates of Distinction: Top 0.5 % or top 2 sitting the WACE course – combined mark. Accounting & Finance: Daniel Sia, Applied Information Technology: Hugo Innes & James Panarettos, Economics: Jamin Sekhon, Human Biological Science: Jasmin Sekhon, Literature: James Panarettos, Physics: Daniel Sia, Politics & Law: Jasmin Sekhon, Food Science and Technology: Felice Anderson 32 Certificates of Excellence: 18 or more A grades in WACE course

4 Leading school in 14 Curriculum Council Courses Accounting & Finance Applied Information Technology Biological Science Computer Science Economics Engineering Studies Food Science and Technology French Mathematics 3CD Mathematics: Specialist Media Production and Analysis Politics and Law Design stage 2 Mathematics 2CD

5 Longitudinal Analysis

6 If they are on a Tertiary Pathway ATAR Result< Achieved English Competency Granted English Concession (>=55) Did Not Achieve English Competency

7 Develop a Study Schedule & a Study Environment Listen to advice given – We invest a lot in counselling Maintain a work / life balance Thank you Summary of Success

8 Goals of Year 12 Western Australian Certificate of Education TAFE Entry. University Entry - ATAR Australian Tertiary Admission Rank calculated and issued by TISC. Awards - issued by Curriculum Council.

9 WACE Requirements Breadth and Depth Complete at least 20 course units. Up to 10 course equivalents can be from endorsed programs. Complete 4 units of English or Literature during Yr 11 and 12 (at least two of these units must be in Year 12). In Year 12 study at least one pair of course units from each of List A (arts/languages/social science) and List B (mathematics/science/technology). Achievement Standard Achieve a C grade average or better across the best 16 course units of which at least 8 units must be completed in Year 12. Endorsed programs and /or VET credit transfer can reduce the required number of course units by up to 6 units. English Language Competence Achieve a C grade or better in any Stage 1 or higher course unit in English or Literature. Exams for stage 2 and 3 courses, unless exempt.

10 EXAMINATIONS EXEMPTION All students in their final year who are enrolled in Stage 2 or 3 units, sit the exam (unless exempt). Year 12 students who are enrolled in more than 5 pairs of Stage 2 and/or Stage 3 course units and do not wish to sit the external exam in their 6 th or 7 th course can apply for exemption. It is expected that students will sit a minimum of 5 examinations. A student will be exempt from sitting exams only if they are: Enrolled to complete, in Year 12, at least 220 nominal hours of VET (which must lead towards the achievement of full or partial qualifications)… AND … Enrolled in 3 or less Stage 2 and /or Stage 3 unit pairs.

11 NOTE: The completion of an AQF VET Certificate or 220 hours in Year 10 or 11 does not qualify a Year 12 student for exam exemption.

12 WACE Exam EXEMPTIONS WACE exam exemptions for students studying VET and 3 or less Stage 2 or Stage 3 courses must be applied in writing to the Curriculum Council by 4 th July. WACE exam exemptions for students studying 6 or more examinable courses 3 rd August. Students who are thinking of not sitting all of their Tertiary Entrance exams (Stage 2/3 courses) must see Ms Schofield. Please don’t leave it to the deadline.

13 TAFE Entry Requirements All applicants must meet entry requirements - Communication & Mathematics; Courses are split into competitive and non -competitive for entry purposes; About 30% of courses are competitive and selection criteria need to be meet; Check the website for latest details:

14 Selection Criteria Maximum score = 100 points Qualification pathway- maximum score = 29 points eg Cert II Hospitality Work experience/employment – maximum score = 29 points; points per hour worked Includes Workplace Learning, work experience, voluntary work and paid work. Secondary education/Skill Development  Maximum score = 42 points  Scoring based on English result, plus best two other results See the Training WA website: Follow link to ‘Training Courses’ / ’TAFE Admissions’ / ’How To Apply – Full-time TAFE’ / ’Entrance requirements for full-time study’

15 Notre Dame Selection Application Form Academic Records of Year 11 & 12 Personal Statement Referees ATAR WACE/English Competence Extra Curricula Interview Early Offer Program – conditions apply

16 University Alternative Entry Clarify all entry requirements with the relevant universities. English requirements may also vary. Make an appointment to see Ms Schofield or Ms Johnson.

17 University alternative entry Notre Dame  Tertiary Enabling Program  Foundation Program  Teacher Assistant Courses  TAFE Entry

18 Is Attaining WACE Enough? To be competitive students taking a university pathway should aim to score: Stage 3 courses - a ‘B’ (65% +) or higher Stage 2 courses - an ‘A’ (75% +). Students aiming for a TAFE Certificate IV or Diploma may need: ‘A’ grades National VET Qualification Work experience to be competitive.

19 INDIVIDUAL EXAM STUDENT CASE STUDY The reason why students must put every possible effort into the exam! STUDENT A School Score = 54 Grade = C Raw WACE Exam = 42 Scaled Score = 47 STUDENT B School Score = 54 Grade = C Raw WACE Exam = 67 Scaled Score = 58 Replicated across all WACE exams, Student A will produce an ATAR of 54. No university directly admits students with this ATAR. Competitive portfolio entry into some ECU courses will be the only option available to this student. Replicated across all WACE exams, Student B will produce an ATAR of 73. This will create a wide range of opportunities for this student at Curtin, Murdoch and ECU.

20 Important Dates Change of Courses by Friday 9 th March; after this date ONLY after extenuating circumstances. Enrolments acknowledged by 3 August; students’ responsibility to ensure that enrolment is correct. Exam timetable published by 27 July; Last date for enrolment amendments of courses with no practical exams by 28 September;

21 Important Dates Practical exams commence by 29 September; Written exams 1 November - 28 November; Results on the Internet from late December

22 PRIVATE CANDIDATE Students may wish to enrol in an examination as a Private Candidate. This means that they can’t have studied that course at school or at S.I.D.E., although they may have studied the Stage 1 course. Only the examination mark counts towards ATAR. Applications close 4 th July (without late fee) and a $35 cheque is payable to the Curriculum Council. Forms are available from Ms. Pendlebury. Late applications will be accepted until 3 rd August (an extra fee will apply).

23 Special Examination Arrangements For candidates who may be disadvantaged in demonstrating their knowledge and skills in the WACE exam. The problem must relate to examination situations. Evidence provided must come from the school, psychologist and medical practitioner. Apply for Special Examination Arrangements - applications close 25 May. The college must have them by 14 May. See Ms. Pendlebury for further information.

24 Sickness/Misadventure For circumstances beyond student’s control. For temporary sickness - non permanent disability. For sickness or misadventure occurring during or just prior to the exam. The candidate is responsible for gathering the evidence. Applications close 28 November. Forms available from the exam centre ( or you can contact Ms. Pendlebury). Decision is final - appeal available on the process only. If approved, the Curriculum Council calculates the examination mark using your school assessment as a basis. The higher of the actual examination mark and the calculated examination mark becomes the examination mark that is given to you for that examination.

25 Revising For Exams Two things that can interfere greatly with revision:  Not starting early enough;  Not knowing how to revise ( if unsure – seek help/advise). The Learning Support Advisor will visit all Yr 12 Mentor classes to advise on study techniques. A 6-week program of Study Skills will be run in the weeks leading up to Semester 1 &2 exams.

26 General Revision Planning Hints REGULAR MEALS REGULAR SLEEP REGULAR EXERCISE Know your best time to study. Don’t spend too long on any one course. Work in minute sessions. Do the “easy” things when you are getting tired If there is not enough time – don’t leave out whole sections. Take it easy the night before an exam – don’t study late, do light revision only, do some general overview & diagrams.

27 PUBLICATIONS Marks Adjustment Process Facts Concerning Stage 2 The WACE Manual can be

28 CONTACT POINTS 27 Walters Drive Osborne Park WA (08)

29 Contact for Course and Careers Advisors Janet Schofield ( ) Lyn Johnson Shenton College:


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