Presentation on theme: "Year 11 (2015) Parent Information Evening. Welcome to our Year 10 into 11 (2015) Parent Information Evening Our Transition Team Jackie DullardAssistant."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to our Year 10 into 11 (2015) Parent Information Evening Our Transition Team Jackie DullardAssistant Principal John TurnerSenior School Leading Teacher Kaye PotterCareers Education Manager Julie HollowayYear 10 Student Manager Jackie McGoldrickYear 11 Student Manager
School is the place to be The leaving age for school is now 17 with students encouraged to complete year 12. A student may leave earlier to move into a full time apprenticeship/traineeship or full time training. Staying at school is also valued by employers: Greater maturity Higher level of analytical skills Driver’s license (or close to getting one) Increased physical strength Better value for employer’s dollar Stronger social network of friends
Moving from year 10 into year 11 Key decisions to make 1. What pathway am I going to take ? 2. What subjects should I select ? 3. Will I do a VCE program or VCAL ? 4. Will I do a VET program ? 5. Will I do a School Based Apprenticeship? 6. Will I do a year 12 subject as part of my Year 11 program ?
What pathway/s am I suited to? University TAFE Apprenticeship/Traineeship Full time employment
What subjects should I do? Choose subjects you are: Interested in ! Good at ! Need to do !
VCE or VCAL Victorian Certificate of EducationVictorian Certificate of Applied Learning VCE is a TWO YEAR PROGRAM At the end of year 12, students receive a STUDY SCORE for each subject plus an ATAR Score which can be used for entry into university. VCAL is a ONE YEAR PROGRAM with three levels: Foundation Intermediate Senior Students complete one level in year 11 and a second level in year 12.
VCE Victorian Certificate of Education Semester 1 (6 x Unit 1) Year 11 6 subjects 12 units Semester 2 (6 x Unit 2) plus Semester 1 (5 x Unit 3) Year 12 5 subjects 10 units Semester 2 (5 x Unit 4) Total 22 units
VCE – Key Points English is the only compulsory study VCE studies are assessed by completing ‘outcomes’ Students receive an ‘S’ for satisfactory completion of an outcomes All outcomes in each subject must satisfactorily be completed Class attendance is one criteria for successfully completing VCE All subjects include exams A VCE program can include a VET study or a School Based Apprenticeship
VCE Mathematics VCE Mathematics has three levels: General Mathematics / Mathematical Methods / Specialist Mathematics ALL students are encouraged to continue with Maths in VCE program Students should complete the HARDEST Maths they are capable of 2014 – Year 102015 – Year 112016 – Year 12 VCE Unit 1/2 Foundation Mathematics X Year 10VCE Unit 1/2VCE Unit 3/4 MathematicsGeneral MathematicsFurther Mathematics Year 10 VCE Unit 1/2VCE Unit 3/4 Advanced Maths Mathematical MethodsMathematical Methods VCE Unit 1/2VCE Unit 3/4 General Specialist MathematicsSpecialist Mathematics are advised to do 3/4 MATHEMATICAL METHODS with 3/4 SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS
VCAL – Key Points Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning VCAL has three levelsFoundationIntermediateSenior Year 11Year 12 VCAL students complete six subjects Five of the subjects are compulsory strands Literacy (can be VCE English) Numeracy (can be VCE Mathematics) Personal Development Skills Work Related Skills (can be VCE Technology Subjects) Industry Specific Skills (VET study or School Based Apprenticeship) The sixth subject is an elective chosen from the VCE subject list Students receive a Certificate for each level completed
Difference between VCE and VCAL VCE VCE subjects are prescribed The content is the same for all students The skills you need to develop are clearly defined The skills are more concrete Your teachers will give you specific instructions to follow VCAL VCAL is NOT an easy option!! VCAL is often project based YOU, not your teacher is responsible for: for organising projects communicating with people outside the school writing letters collating information researching presenting your project YOU have to make decisions YOU have to follow through
VET Vocational Education and Training What is VET ? Vocational based certificates (hands on) Certificate II and/or Certificate III level Eg. Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Eg. Certificate II in Hospitality VET courses run once a week over 2 years VET courses are mostly completed at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation A VET course counts towards VCE as a subject A VET course or SBA is compulsory for Intermediate and Senior VCAL
VET Vocational Education and Training Anticipated VET studies - 2015 Certificate II in AutomotiveTrade Training Centre – Queen St Certificate II in Building ConstructionTrade Training Centre – Queen St Certificate II in Hospitality (2 nd year)Trade Training Centre – Pound Rd Certificate III in MusicApollo Bay P-12 College Certificate II in Outdoor RecreationApollo Bay P-12 College Certificate III in Visual and Contemporary ArtsLavers Hill Secondary College
SBA School Based Apprenticeship What is an SBA ? Attend school, work with an employer and complete a Certificate II or III level qualification An SBA is usually completed over 2 years Students work ONE day and attend school FOUR days Students are registered with the Australian Apprenticeship Centre and receive a wage from the employer Completion of SBA training modules counts towards a full time apprenticeship An SBA counts as a VCE subject An SBA counts in a VCAL program
School Based Apprenticeships Aged CareFitness AutomotiveFood Processing Business AdministrationHairdressing CarpentryHospitality Children’s ServicesOutdoor Power Equipment Civil ConstructionPlumbing Community Activities ProgramSport and Recreation School Policy - Commencing an SBA Y10 students – start of semester 2; Y11 students – semester 1 The school reserves the right to withdraw students from an SBA if they are underperforming in their subjects
Accelerated Studies Choosing a year 12 subject as part of Year 11 VCE program Advantages Experience year 12 workload Experience assessment – SAC’s and external exams Contributes to ATAR score Notes Students should save strongest studies until year 12 Subjects only offered after year 12 blocks have been set Process Expression of Interest form Interview Applications must be endorsed by senior management team
Sample VCE Program COMPULSORY (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6) Year 11 English studies Units 1/2 General Maths Units 1/2 Biology Units 1/2 Health & Human Development Units 1/2 Outdoor & Environmental Studies Units 1/2 Food & Technology Units 1/2 Year 12 English studies Units 3/4 Further Maths Units 3/4 Biology Units 3/4 Health & Human Development Units 3/4 Outdoor & Environmental Studies Units 3/4 Study session Sample VCAL Program COMPULSORY (1)COMPULSORY (2)COMPULSORY (3)COMPULSORY (4)COMPULSORY (5)VCE Elective Year 11 Foundation or Intermediate level VCAL Literacy Skills Or VCE English Units 1/2 VCE Foundation Maths Units 1/2 Or VCE General Maths Units 1/2 VCAL Personal Development Skills VCAL Work Related Skills Or VCE Technology subjects VET Study Or School Based Apprenticeship VCE Food and Technology Units 1/2 Year 12 Intermediate or Senior level VCAL Literacy Skills Or VCE English Units 3/4 VCAL Numeracy Skills Or VCE Further Maths Units 3/4 VCAL Personal Development Skills VCAL Work Related Skills Or VCE Technology subjects VET Study Or School Based Apprenticeship VCE Food & Technology Units 3/4
VCE/VCAL success Strategies for success 1.90-95% class attendance 2.Know your learning style 3.Make summary notes each day – 5 minutes per class 4.Have a study time table Study at regular times each week Copy on fridge for family 5.Meet expectations of study outside classroom Year 11 – 60 to 90 minutes per day Year 12 – 90 to 180 minutes per day 6. Limit part time work hours to approx 10 hrs/wk Visual Could you show me what you mean KinaestheticCould you observe me doing it AuditoryCould you say what you mean
RelaxationSocialising Home study Sport Exercise SleepSchoolPart time work 7. Maintain life balance VCE/VCAL success cont....
Successful VCE/VCAL Student HOME Access to quiet study space Create routine Set boundaries Support school rules & policies Encourage and support Promote benefits of working hard to achieve success STUDENT 90-95% attendance Follow school rules & policies Be an active learner in class Home study plan Strive for healthy life balance Aspire to do your best SCHOOL Provide learning environment Impart knowledge Maintain learning standards Maintain school standards Encourage and support Expectations – do your best Partnerships for success
Complete the Pathways Workshop slip Select two options - number boxes 1 and 2 Name..........................................Home Group......... University/TAFE Apprenticeship/Traineeship Employment Undecided
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Key Dates Monday 4 th AugY10 Parent/Student information session Tuesday 5 th AugY10 Student information session Tuesday 12 th AugY10 Pathway workshops Thursday 14 th AugY10 Pathway workshops Friday 22 nd AugDeadline for all subjects to be entered online Tuesday 26 th AugY10 Parent/Carer/Students interviews Thursday 4 th SeptAll subject selections finalised Thank you for your attendance Please collect some resources as you go