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1 Year 12 Information Evening 2014 Jennie Ridgwell Year 12 Year Leader Welcome

2  Welcome by Jennie Ridgwell, Year 12 Leader  Janet Schofield - WACE, STP/TAFE and Notre Dame University Admission Requirements  Sue Gilchrist - Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority Requirements including Special Exam Arrangements  Steve Hoath - Admission Requirements for University Speakers & Topics

3  Western Australian Certificate of Education  Entry to a State Training Provider (TAFE); Apprenticeship or Traineeship.  Entry to University - ATAR Australian Tertiary Admission Rank calculated and issued by TISC.  Awards – Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority. Goals of Year 12

4 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 studied 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. WACE Exams Stage 3 courses, unless exempt. Stage 2 Optional.

5 WACE Examinations for Stage 2 Year 12 students are Optional, however, the achievement in these courses will NOT count in the calculation of an ATAR. A student studying Stage 3 courses and VET will be exempt from sitting exams only if they are:  Enrolled to complete units of competency (from related industry areas), in excess of 220 nominal hours in Year 12 … AND …  Enrolled in 3 or less Stage 2 and /or Stage 3 unit pairs. WACE EXAM EXEMPTION

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

7 Year 12 students who are enrolled in 6 or more WACE exams. Students enrolled in six or more Stage 2 and/or Stage 3 course units and do not wish to sit the WACE 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. WACE EXAM EXEMPTION con’t

8  Students opting out of the Stage 2 WACE exams; inform school of intention by 16 th May; deadline is 2 nd July.  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 2 nd July.  WACE exam exemptions for students studying 6 or more examinable courses 2 nd July.  Students who are thinking of not sitting all of their WACE (external) exams must see Ms Schofield. Please don’t leave it to the deadline. WACE EXAM EXEMPTIONS

9  Application Form  Academic Records of Year 11 & 12  Personal Statement  Referees- two  ATAR  WACE/English Competence  Extra Curricula  Interview  Early Offer Program – Advertised late term 2 - conditions apply Notre Dame Selection

10 Notre Dame  Tertiary Enabling Program ( Education, Humanities & Business, Nursing & Life Sciences)  Foundation Program (Arts & Science, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Nursing)  State Training Providers/TAFE Entry – Certificate IV or higher University Alternative Entry

11  Clarify all entry requirements with the relevant universities.  English requirements may also vary.  Make an appointment to see: Ms Schofield, Ms Johnson, Ms Hamburg or Mr Friday. University Alternative Entry

12  All applicants must meet minimum 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: TAFE Entry Requirements

13 Maximum score = 100 points  Qualification pathway- maximum score = 29 points eg Cert II Hospitality  Work experience/employment – maximum score = 29 points; 0.002 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 ‘Training Courses’ / ’TAFE Admissions’ / ’How To Apply – Full-time TAFE’ / ’Entrance requirements for full-time study’ Selection Criteria

14 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 STP/TAFE Certificate IV or Diploma may need:  ‘A’ grades  National VET Qualification  Work experience to be competitive.

15 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 = 45 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 74. This will create a wide range of opportunities for this student at Curtin, Murdoch and ECU.

16  Change of Courses by Friday 7 th March; after this date ONLY after extenuating circumstances.  Verification of students details and enrolments 25 th July; students’ responsibility to ensure that enrolment is correct.  Exam timetable published by 25 th July;  Last date for enrolment amendments of courses with practical exams by 1 st August; Important Dates

17  Last date for enrolment amendments of courses with no practical exams by 24 th September;  Practical exams commence by 27 th September;  Written exams 3 rd November – 25 th November;  Results on the Internet from late December

18  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 2 nd July (without late fee) and a $37.00 cheque is payable to the Schools Curriculum & Standards Authority. Forms are available from Ms. Schofield.  Late applications will be accepted until 21 st July (an extra fee will apply). PRIVATE CANDIDATE

19 Ms Gilchrist Special Exam Arrangements Sickness and Misadventure Preparing for Exams Contacts and Publications

20  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 – completed applications close 16 th May.  Contact Ms Barbara Goldflam by Friday 14 th March as the application process is extensive. Special Examination Arrangements

21  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 25 th November.  Forms available from the exam centre ( or you can contact Ms Gilchrist).  Decision is final - appeal available on the process only.  If approved, the SCSA 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. Sickness/Misadventure

22 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 Advisors (Ms Goldflam and Ms Sayers) have visited 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. Revising For Exams

23  REGULAR MEALS  REGULAR SLEEP  REGULAR EXERCISE  Know your best time to study.  Don’t spend too long on any one course.  Work in 45-50 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. General Revision Planning Hints

24 PUBLICATIONS Marks Adjustment Process Facts Concerning Stage 2 Download @ The WACE Manual can be downloaded @

25 CONTACT POINTS 27 Walters Drive Osborne Park WA 6017 (08) 9273 6300

26 Janet Schofield (0419 922 153) Lyn Johnson (Tuesday, Friday) Jane Hamburg Bill Friday (Wednesday) Contact for Course and Careers Advisors

27 Barbara Goldflam (Everyday except Wednesday) Cathy Sayers (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) Contact for Learning Support Advisors

28 Questions??

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