Presentation on theme: " Subject information through Head Teachers and staff. Information from our Careers Adviser (Ms Cornish) Subject selection book Pilot mentoring."— Presentation transcript:
To satisfy the requirements of the Preliminary HSC you will need: 12 units in total (usually 6 courses). You must have an English course. You must have 2 other Board Developed Courses (With an HSC examination).
English Standard (2 unit) PD/H/PE (2 Unit) Business Studies (2 unit) General Mathematics (2 Unit) Senior Science (2 Unit) Food Technology (2 unit) 12 Units in total Complications start with extension courses
The HSC was designed over 40 years ago with the sole purpose of preparing students for university study. Self-discipline, organisation, persistence, resilience and hard-work are still the keys to success.
Band 6: mark above 90% in a course Band 5: mark above 80% in a course Band 4: mark above 70% in a course Band 3: mark above 60% in a course Band 2: mark above 50% in a course Band 1: mark below 50% The number of band 6 and band 5 results varies greatly between courses. Your mark is an average of school assessment and examination mark.
The measure used by universities for entry to courses. Normally reflects the demand for the course- high demand usually means high ATAR Ranges from 0 to 99.95 Strict rules for course selection-10 units of Board Developed Courses.
Some courses attract a high standard of candidates every year. The universities “weight” these courses more heavily. The most heavily “weighted” courses are Extension 1 and 2 Mathematics, Advanced and Extension 1 and 2 English, Physics, Chemistry and Economics (2013 UAC Guide).
More than 90 ATAR-Usually 2 Band 6 results with strong Band 5 results in most other courses. More than 80 ATAR- Usually a Band 6 result and/or solid Band 5 results in most courses. More than 70 ATAR-1 or 2 Band 5 results with strong Band 4 results in other courses. Average ATAR in NSW is 68.05
HSC results that include Band 3 results and lower will lead to a very low ATAR. Example, A student who achieves a Band 4 result, 3 Band 3 results and a Band 2 result will likely receive an ATAR of under 40.
Business Services, Primary Industries, Information Technology, Hospitality, Construction, Entertainment, Retail Services. OR TAFE delivered VET
Using the forms tonight, submit your dream subject mix!
Timetabling software generates the “best fit” for the majority of students. This software will generate which courses will run at the same time. These are called subject lines. Then you choose all over again!
Line 1Line 2Line 3Line 4Line 5Line 6 Eng AdMod Hist Math Ad ChemBioVis. arts Eng StPD/H/PEGen Math 1 Sen SciCAFSEEC Eng StGeog.Gen Math 2 Ind. Tech Leg. Stud Dance Eng StFood Tech Bus. Stud MusicDrama
What if most of my choices don’t match the grid? When are my study periods? What do I need to do if I change my mind? Can I change my mind next year?
Once decisions are made, a team including Ms Cornish, Mrs Payne and other staff will check your choices. 10L pilot program will continue.
Year Adviser Careers Adviser Head Teacher Welfare Mr Harvie/Ms Gorick UWS mentor scheme