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Lesmurdie Senior High School Senior School Parent Information Evening -2009-
Overview Graduation Requirements Good Standing Policy Assessment and the School Assessment Policy Supporting students in Senior School
Graduation Requirements Achievement of a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is controlled by the Curriculum Council who: –Set graduation standards; –Determine the final graduation status of all students in Western Australia; and –Award the WACE to each eligible student.
Graduation Requirements Due to the phased introduction of the WACE, the requirements change slightly from year to year. Current Year 12 students must meet the 2009 WACE requirements. Current Year 11 students must meet the 2010-2015 requirements.
Current Year 12 Students Complete at least 10 full-year subjects. –Single course units count as a half subject. –Students at LSHS mostly study pairs of units which equate to a full year subject. Achieve an average of at least C in eight full-year subjects/courses. –24 points. –At least four C grades in Year 12.
Current Year 12 Students Achieve English Language Competence –Complete at least four units of English across two years. –Meet the standard for English Language Competence (Work Samples – Level 4) –English Language Competence Test (if required).
Current Year 12 Students Complete 20 hours of Community Service. Sit the WACE examinations in each course when enrolled in a pair of Stage 2 or 3 units unless exempt. (VET students)
Current Year 11 Students Complete at least 20 course units (at least three two-unit pairs). Achieve an average of C grade or better. –Across at least 10 course units from at least five courses (including the three two-unit pairs). –24 points.
Current Year 11 Students Achieve English Language Competence –Complete at least four units of English across two years. –Meet the standard for English Language Competence (Work Samples – Level 4) –English Language Competence Test (if required).
Current Year 11 Students Complete, in final WACE Year (Yr 12), at least one pair of course units from list A (arts/languages/social sciences) and list B (math, science, technology) Complete 20 hours of community service. Sit the WACE examinations in each course when enrolled in a pair of Stage 2 or 3 units unless exempt. (VET students)
Why a Good Standing Policy? To clearly articulate the standards needed to achieve a WACE. To encourage consistent performance above the required standard throughout Year 11 and 12. To actively recognise the efforts of students who are both consistently performing and excelling. To support students who have fallen below the required standard to ensure that they get ‘back on track’ as quickly as possible.
Senior School Standards The policy is clearly focussed on performing at or above the standards and not on the ‘standing’ which may be assigned at any point to a student. –C average in each semester. –80% or better attendance in each scheduled course/activity. –Good Conduct. –Complete 20 hours of Community Service by the required time.
Good Standing Maintain performance across each semester at or above the Senior School Standards. All the normal privileges of Senior School apply.
Advanced Standing Achieve outstanding performance in relation to the performance standard (between 12.5 and 15 graduation points within a semester). Meet all of the other Senior School Standards. A range of supplementary privileges apply for the duration of the semester of Advanced Standing.
Conditional Standing Perform below a C average, and/or Attend less than 80% of all scheduled classes/activities, and/or Consistently breaching the good conduct standard, and or Not completing 20 hours of community service by the scheduled times.
Conditional Standing Loss of a range of privileges normally afforded to Senior School Students. Intervention, by the school, to support the student in meeting/exceeding the Senior School Standards by the end of Semester. –Extra study session during session 26 as available. –Early intervention/notification process for teachers of conditional students. –Tutoring sessions during Session 27 (enrichment) as available. –Ongoing monitoring by Senior School Coordinator.
Conditional Standing Students cannot be on Conditional Standing for two semesters in a row. Students with two conditional semesters in a row will be involved in an intensive review of their ongoing school program. Year 11 students with two conditional semesters will be asked to repeat year 11.
Assessment at School All students at LSHS are provided with a number of pieces of information on commencing each course; –Course outline which relates to the Curriculum Council Syllabus. –Curriculum Council Syllabus. (optional) –Assessment Guide, including: Assessments to be used and the format of each assessment. Timing of all assessments (week) Weighting of each assessment.
School Assessment Policy Curriculum Council requires that all students complete the assessment and educational program for any course studied. Students must submit all assessments on time. Penalties apply for late submission and students may be required to submit an assessment even if they will be awarded a zero mark.
School Assessment Policy Provides for special circumstances. Provides for students with special needs. Provides a framework for the fair and equitable assessment of all students in all courses across Senior School.
School Assessment Policy Please refer to the process (flow chart) for seeking extensions on assessments. Please refer to the information outlining circumstances in which it is legitimate for students to miss assessments on the date presented/due.
How does the school support Senior School Students? Good Standing Policy Tutorial Sessions: –Organisational skills –Study skills –University and TAFE information –Individual Pathway Planning and Exit Planning processes. Supplementary tuition as available. Strong cross-school emphasis on ‘career development’.
How can you support your Senior School Student? Promote organisation. Promote effective and consistent study. Promote discussions with your student about their assessment programs and the timing of various assessments. Refer to the Good Standing policy in discussions with your student. Refer to the Assessment policy in discussions with your student.
How can you support your Senior School Student? Promote ongoing discussions between your child and each of their teachers. Promote discussions between your child and the Senior School Coordinator as needed. Promote the value of activities in tutorial.
How can you support your Senior School Student? Contact teachers in circumstances where you need information regarding your child’s progress. Contact the Senior School Coordinator if you need help, advice or are worried about any aspect of your child’s Senior School education or their post-school destinations.