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Subject Selection Evening Year 10 – 2015. Program Executive Principal: Wade Haynes Introduction to Senior Phase of Learning QCE Pathways Senior Education.

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1 Subject Selection Evening Year 10 – 2015

2 Program Executive Principal: Wade Haynes Introduction to Senior Phase of Learning QCE Pathways Senior Education & Training Plan Senior Requirements Prerequisites Subject Selection

3 Key contacts Troy McMahonDeputy Principal Senior Schooltmcma43@eq.edu.au Emily SimonsDeputy Principal, Year 9 (2014)esimo6@eq.edu.au Anna DollmanHead of Department Senior Schoolingadoll10@eq.edu.au Michael GravesGuidance Officermgrav1@eq.edu.au Nicole CollinsGuidance Officerncoll1@eq.edu.au Wendy WilliamsYear 9 Coordinator 2014wwill44@eq.edu.au Janice Head Deputy Principal Year 8 jhead14@eq.edu.au

4 Senior Phase of Learning Years 10, 11 and 12 Our goal is for each student to have a meaningful pathway and to establish the foundations for a successful future. We expect each student to achieve a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

5 Queensland Certificate of Education A minimum of 12 credits from core at Sound Achievement (SA) or better 8 credits from core, preparatory, enrichment or advanced at SA or better 3 subjects of learning over 4 semesters At least one semester of literacy and numeracy at SA QCE does not influence tertiary entrance

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7 ALL SENIOR STUDENTS GET A QCE Pathways: 1.OP Sit QCS + 5 Authority subjects Can include a VET 2.Selection Rank QTAC Selection Rank Recommended – VET Additional learning options: VET – school-based or external Certificate III, IV or Diploma School-based Apprenticeships & Traineeships Pathways at Brisbane State High

8 OP

9 What is an OP? OP = Overall Position OP1 (highest) to OP25 (lowest) Students seeking an OP: –Have a minimum of 20 semester units (5 Authority subjects x 4 semesters) –Study a minimum of 3 subjects continuously through Years 11 & 12 –Sit the Queensland Core Skills Test (QCS) Achievement and Position are not the same thing. You are selecting subjects for 2 years. Changing a subject does not mean it ‘doesn’t count’

10 How are OPs calculated? 5 Achievement bands: –Very High Achievement (VHA) –High Achievement (HA) –Sound Achievement (SA) –Limited Achievement (LA) –Very Limited Achievement (VLA) Achievement bands separated into 10 rungs This represents a rank order for this subject Achievement and Position are not the same thing. You are selecting subjects for 2 years. Changing a subject does not mean it ‘doesn’t count’

11 Each student assigned a SAI (subject achievement indicator). Score between 400 and 200. SAIs show individual achievement compared with the achievement of other students in each subject. 400 200 Achievement and Position are not the same thing. You are selecting subjects for 2 years. Changing a subject does not mean it ‘doesn’t count’

12 Scaling Achievement – Stage 1 QCS Subject Results Applied Subject 1Subject 6Subject 5 Subject 4 Subject 2 Subject 3

13 Scaling Achievement – Stage 1 Whole of BSHS ladder

14 Scaling Achievement – Stage 2 QCS School Results Applied School 1School 6School 5 School 4 School 2 School 3

15 Scaling Achievement – Stage 2 Whole of Queensland ladder Cut-off applied OP Awarded

16 OP Myths Myth 1: To get an OP1, it's better to study some subjects than others Myth 2: Students with 5 or more VHAs and an "A" on the QCS Test automatically get an OP1 Myth 3: Students with 5 SAIs of 400 will get an OP1 Myth 4: High achievers in a low-achieving group can't get a good OP

17 Tertiary Entrance For OP students, your OP is converted to a selection rank OR A rank score is calculated using weightings developed by QTAC – Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre QualificationSelection RankOP ‘equivalent’ Certificate III6815/16 Certificate IV7212/13 Diploma828/9 AMEB Grade 7/8848/9

18 www.qcaa.qld.edu.au

19 Senior requirements SET Plans Post compulsory Meaningful pathways Attendance Work completion Participation Short Course in Careers (Year 10 ARC)

20 Year 10 students: Must study English OR English Literature OR English Communication Must study either Prep Mathematics B or Prep Mathematics A or Fast Track Maths (preselected students only) Must study Science in BOTH semesters At least two subjects must be selected from Humanities (SOSE, History, Geography)

21 Year 10 students: Choose an additional FOUR electives (undertake TWO per semester) No more than TWO electives can be chosen from HPE Some Unit 2 subjects require the introductory subject to be completed in first Semester (see Senior Course Guide) Recommended: Some electives, such as Languages, should be taken for TWO semesters if you wish to continue this subject in years 11 & 12 Choose an additional THREE electives, listed in order of preference (at least one Humanities)

22 Prerequisites for Senior BSHS Website | Our School | Policies & Reports | Senior Schooling Policy Enabling successful pathways Ensure you check all prerequisites Listed in the Senior Course Guide http://brisbaneshs.eq.edu.au/year-10-curriculum

23 Subject Selection Guidelines: Summary BSHS Website | Learning | Curriculum | Year 10 Be aware of the school prerequisites for senior subjects Consider prerequisites for possible university courses Choose subjects in which you have been successful and have an interest in pursuing in year 11 & 12 Senior Course Guide and Senior Schooling Policy available now: http://brisbaneshs.eq.edu.au/year-10-curriculum Subject selections will open from Friday 29 th August on OneSchool and close on Friday 5 th September Selections are completed online (OneSchool)

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