Program Executive Principal: Wade Haynes Introduction to Senior Phase of Learning QCE Pathways Ranks Senior Education & Training Plan Senior Requirements Prerequisites Subject Selection
Key contacts Troy McMahonDeputy Principal Senior Schooltmcma43@eq.edu.au Anna DollmanHead of Department Senior Schoolingadoll10@eq.edu.au Alison Read-MarczakVocational Education Coordinatoraread9@eq.edu.au Michael GravesGuidance Officermgrav1@eq.edu.au Nicole CollinsGuidance Officerncoll1@eq.edu.au Lauren TullYear 10 Coordinator email@example.com Janice Head Deputy Principal Year 8 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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
Literacy and Numeracy requirement Students not meeting the literacy or numeracy requirement by the end of Year 12 will not get a QCE regardless of overall points.
ALL 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
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’
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’
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’
Scaling Achievement – Stage 1 Whole of BSHS ladder
Scaling Achievement – Stage 2 QCS School Results Applied School 1School 6School 5 School 4 School 2 School 3
Scaling Achievement – Stage 2 Whole of Queensland ladder Cut-off applied OP Awarded
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
Vocational Pathways Registered Training Organisations TAFE or private providers Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications 1 day per week (5 school subjects) QCE points (6-8) Rank of 68 ( OP16) Cost component Direct entry options (eg. SBIT)
Vocational Pathways Certificate III level qualifications Workplace 1 day / week (8 hours) 5 school subjects Regular updates from apprenticeships centre – check regularly Real life experience and employability skills and get paid to work Work experience can offer opportunities School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Student 1: External VET Certificate III in Childcare completed while working one day a week at the local Community Childcare Centre. 5 Authority Subjects - OP English, Drama, Modern History, MAA and French Student 2: School-based Certificate Certificate IV in Justice Studies studied at school. 5 Authority Subjects - OP English, MAA, Legal Studies, Accounting and Health Education Example student programs
QTAC Selection Rank 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
What are Bonus Ranks? Languages, Maths C attract 2 bonus ranks Senior Engineering Technology attracts 2 bonus ranks at QUT University Study attracts 1 bonus rank OP eligible or on a Selection Rank pathway
SET Plans Senior Education & Training Plans Legislative requirement Plan a successful pathway – mapping current achievement and future success and potential post school options www.qtac.edu.au Interviews conducted Tuesday 2 September & Wednesday 3 September.
SET Plan Bookings http://brisbaneshs.eq.edu.au/year-10-curriculum
Senior requirements Post compulsory Meaningful pathways Attendance Work completion Participation Certificate II in Active Volunteering (Year 11 ARC) QCS preparation (Year 12 ARC) Tutorial groups (Year 12 ARC)
Year 11 & 12 students: Must study either English or English Communication Must study either Maths A, Maths B or Prevocational Maths Must study 6 subjects in both year 11 & 12 Choose any combination of 6 subjects (including English and Maths choices) Studying Maths C must also study Maths B Wishing to study Physics are strongly encouraged to study Maths B
Prerequisites BSHS Website | Our School | Policies & Reports | Senior Schooling Policy Enabling successful pathways Ensure you check all prerequisites
Subject Selection Guidelines: Summary English Communication or English Prevocational Maths, Maths A or Maths B 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 the next two years Students are selecting six subjects for two years Authority Subjects - Overall Position (OP subjects) Authority Registered Subjects (non OP subjects) Selections are completed online (OneSchool) Selections can only be done once a SET Plan interview has occurred.