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1 Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2013 and beyond Year 11 in 2013 Leeming Senior High School Parent Information Evening Wednesday 13 th June 2012

2 The Structure of the Parent Information Evening Welcome by Vance Bryan – Student Services Manager Introduction by Brendon Wallwork – Principal of Leeming SHS Yr 11 in 2013 by Vance Bryan – Student Services Manager Yr11 subjects by Judy Semple – Deputy Principal JASS information by Steve Wright – JASS Coordinator Course information - Heads of Learning Area at Leeming SHS END OF PARENT INFORMATION EVENING – DRIVE SAFELY

3 The Key Counsellors at Leeming Senior High School Brendon Wallwork – Principal Damon Atthowe – Deputy Principal (Upper School) Judy Semple – Deputy Principal (Lower School) Vance Bryan – Student Services Manager (Upper School) Julie-Ann Ford – Student Services Manager (Lower School) Shelley Lakin – Year 11 Coordinator Carl Lanzel – Year 10 Coordinator – first name.last

4 Essential Paperwork for Year 10 into Year 11 in Parent Information Package for Year 11 Students in 2013 (Part 1) 2.The WACE in 2013 leaflet NOTE – ITEMS 1 AND 2 WERE MAILED TO PARENTS IN WEEK 7 PLUS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE PLUS ARE AVAILABLE AS HARD COPY. 3. Senior Directory Year 10 Exploration for Year 11 Course Selection (Part 2 of the Parent Information Package) NOTE – ITEMS 3 AND 4 ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT PLUS WILL BE MAILED OUT TO NON-ATTENDING PARENTS TOMORROW PLUS WILL BE ADDED TO THE SCHOOL WEBSITE. 5. Bookings made for the Course Counselling sessions (made at the end of this evening)

5 What is WACE? How does my child achieve WACE in Years 11 and 12 at Leeming Senior High School? (By 2014 all year 12 students will leave schools with a minimum of a 55+ ATAR and / or a Certificate II)

6 WACE requirements 2012 and beyond Breadth and depth Achievement standard English language competence Examinations

7 WACE requirements 2012 and beyond Breadth and depth complete a minimum of 20 course units or the equivalent the 20 course units must include: - four course units from English, Literature and/or English as an Additional Language/Dialect, studied during Year 11 and Year 12 (at least two units completed in Year 12) - one pair of course units from each of List A (arts/languages/social sciences) and List B (mathematics/science/technology) completed in Year 12

8 WACE requirements 2012 and beyond Achievement standard C grade average 16 units 8 units in Year 12 Reductions for significant numbers of endorsed programs and/or Vocational Education and Training (VET) credit transfer

9 WACE requirements 2012 and beyond English language competence Demonstrated by: Achieving a C grade in an English course unit OR work samples

10 Examinations 2012 and beyond Compulsory at Stage 2 and 3 (unless exempt). Students may apply for exemption if they are enrolled in three or fewer stage 2 or 3 pairs of units and are enrolled to complete at least 220 nominal hours of VET (IN YEAR 12 IN 2014) leading to the completion of a qualification or approved skill set. NOTE: Students requiring an ATAR must sit exams

11 Examinations 2012 and beyond Special provisions are available for practical and written examinations. There are two types of special provisions for the WACE examinations: –Special examination arrangements for candidates who have a temporary or permanent disability that could disadvantage them. Application is made prior to the examinations (through the school psychologist at Leeming SHS).

12 Examinations 2012 and beyond Sickness/misadventure provisions for candidates who suffer from a temporary sickness, non-permanent disability or unforeseen event close to or during the examinations. Application is made immediately after the examinations (through the Upper School Deputy Principal at Leeming Senior High School).

13 WACE Course of Study Progression Guide (only to be used as a guide)

14 English

15 15 Mathematics

16 All other courses

17 What are the choices at Leeming Senior High School in 2013? Courses of Study – stages 1, 2 and 3 across years 11 and 12 in 2013 Refer to the Leeming Senior High School Senior Directory 2013 handbook for information on program availability and requirements

18 Endorsed Programs

19 Endorsed programs – benefits: Acknowledge additional learning by students that is not covered in courses Provide options for a wide range of students Can be tailored to meet student needs Can be part of a student’s Year 10 program Can assist in meeting WACE requirements

20 Categories of endorsed programs Workplace learning University studies Community organisation Personal development

21 School Curriculum and Standards Authority generic personal development programs Examples: Work Skills Whole School Production Recreational Pursuits Administration and Management School Trip Music Performance (Ensemble)

22 Community organisation programs Examples: Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award WA Recreational Skipper’s Ticket Bushrangers Level 1 SLWA Bronze Medallion SIM Music Ensemble Performance A copy of evidence must be sighted by the school before achievement can be reported

23 VET and Workplace Learning

24 Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Involves the training and demonstration of competencies by the student May include Workplace Learning (WL) and integrated units of competency VET credit transfer counts towards WACE Partnership arrangements with Registered Training Organisations (RTO)

25 Benefits of VET for Students Nationally recognised qualifications Access to VET after leaving school Access to industry expertise and equipment Links with employers and industry Broadens courses available to students Alternative university entry pathway

26 School Based Apprenticeship Apprenticeship part time basis while still at school Legally binding Apprenticeship Agreement Generally: – 3 days at school –1 day at the RTO –1 day workplace Could be 2 days in workplace and block release to RTO

27 School Based Traineeships Paid employment based training Four units of English (two in final year) Four other course units Up to 10 course unit equivalents in VET or endorsed programs 3 – 4 days at school 1 – 2 days in the workplace

28 Endorsed Program - Workplace Learning Assists students seeking full/part time employment or Registered Training Organisation entry. Options are: WL1 – On the job training WL2 – Employability skills PWGS – Work Skills

29 What are the choices at Leeming Senior High School in 2013? Endorsed Programs (including VET, Workplace Learning – WL1) Refer to the Leeming Senior High School Senior Directory 2013 handbook for information on program availability and requirements

30 University Admissions Requirements (refer to Leeming SHS Parent Information Package Part 1 for further information)

31 University Admission Requirements An ATAR high enough to get into a course of your choice (University entry is competitive) Competence in English Meet any prerequisites

32 ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank A percentile rank Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) ranks students because there are more applicants than places Students are numbered from down An ATAR of 96 = top 4% or better than 96% of the Year 12 school leaver age population 96 ATAR = scaled average of approx 75

33 ATAR TISC will assign a ranking (ATAR) based on the student score (TEA – Tertiary Entrance Aggregate) The TEA is the sum of the best four final scaled scores TEA will be a combination of 50/50 school and external exam results TEA can be accumulated over 5 years for all public universities

34 Prerequisites Some university courses have defined prerequisites A final scaled mark of at least 50 may be required for some courses Some university courses may also require specific units For more information, go to TISC website See the University Admissions guide (provided by TISC to schools in August each year)

35 English Language Competence Students must meet required English Language Competence Varies between universities, but a scaled score of 50 in an English course at Stage 2 or 3 will meet requirements

36 University Alternative Entry (refer to Leeming SHS Parent Information Package Part 1 for further information)

37 Curtin University AQF/TRAINING WA Step Up Open Universities Australia Bridging/Enabling Courses Special Consideration

38 Murdoch University High School Entry Awards –TEA/Dean’s Entry/Director of Admissions Entry Tertiary Options Project (TOP) AQF/TRAINING WA On Track Murdoch University Preparation Course Access South-West Indigenous programs

39 Notre Dame University AQF/TRAINING WA Notre Dame Tertiary Enabling Program

40 University of Western Australia UWay Broadway UWA Fairway UWA Provisional Entry Scheme AQF/TRAINING WA Special consideration

41 Edith Cowan University Portfolio Entry to Bachelor Courses: –student studying 3 courses at Stage 2 or 3 and 1 course at Stage 1 Portfolio Entry to University Preparation Courses: –student studying 2 courses at Stage 2 or 3 and 2 courses at Stage 1 Indigenous University Orientation Course

42 TRAINING WA State Training Provider (formerly TAFE) Admissions (refer to Leeming SHS Parent Information Package Part 1 for further information)

43 TRAINING WA entry requirements All applicants must meet entry requirements Courses are split into competitive and non competitive for entry purposes About 30% of courses are competitive (this is growing) and selection criteria need to be meet Check the website for latest details:

44 TRAINING WA entry requirements Entry requirements may be expressed as: A prerequisite competency based qualification (For example, entry to Cert IV Disability Work on successful completion of Cert III in Disabilities) Generic competencies that cover communication (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and mathematics skills

45 Selection Criteria for Competitive Entry Maximum score = 100 points: Qualification pathway Work experience/employment Secondary education/Skill Development

46 TRAINING WA (State Training Provider) Preferred subjects have been removed from selection criteria Applicants will be able to provide any school-based evidence, formal certification, evidence of work and life experience to meet entry requirements for TRAINING WA. See TRAINING WA website for entry requirements:

47 Other choices for 2013 and 2014 These pathways are: a program of study provided by a university established within Australia an accredited training program (this includes TRAINING WA colleges and private registered training organisations) an apprenticeship or a traineeship approved employment an approved (gazetted) course with a community based organisation

48 Year 10 into Year 11 Counselling Sessions Will take place in Term 3 Week 2 on either Tuesday 31st July or Wednesday 1st August 2012 between 7.30am and 6pm To be the most productive, it is very important that you: 1.attend the Parent Information Evening (you have done this) 2.familiarise yourself with the various materials offered in the “Parent Information Package – Part 1” 3.familiarise yourself with the Leeming SHS Senior Directory complete (with your child) the “Year 10 Exploration for Year 11 Course Selection – Part 2” document and bring this to your counselling session 5.attend the Careers Expo Evening on July 4 th for useful career pathway information 6.complete (with your child) the 2013 Subject Selection Form to the best of your ability at the counselling session Book a counselling session tonight or please contact the school administration (as of Thursday 14 th June) on to book an appropriate course counselling time for both you and your child. Counselling sessions involving both you and your child are essential.

49 Further information for 2013 and beyond Please contact: Vance Bryan – Student Services Manager (Upper School) OR Julie-Ann Ford – Student Services Manager (Lower School)


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