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STAGE SIX SUBJECT SELECTION EVENING Tuesday 24 June 2014 Welcome to Year 11, Kellyville High School.

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2 STAGE SIX SUBJECT SELECTION EVENING Tuesday 24 June 2014 Welcome to Year 11, Kellyville High School

3 THE NSW HSC The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the highest educational award you can gain in NSW schools. The HSC:  is an internationally recognised credential  provides a strong foundation for the future  is standards-based. Students receive HSC marks that indicate the standard they have achieved.

4 PRELIMINARY ROSA

5 EXTRA CURRICULAR INFORMATION Online ‘Literacy & Numeracy’ tests OPTIONAL VET Statement of Attainment/Certificate.

6 GRADES A – E grades are awarded based in YEAR 9 – 11 on COURSE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTORS Information can be found at

7 A NOTE ABOUT MATHEMATICS ABCDEABCDE

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9 LIFE SKILLS INFORMATION Courses in each Syllabus Attainment in Life Skills is shown on a Profile of Student Achievement where no grades are reported. Relevant for students with special education needs.

10 TYPES OF COURSES Board Developed Courses  Have HSC exams (except for Life Skills)  May contribute to the ATAR  Include some VET courses  Include Life Skills courses Board Endorsed Courses  No HSC exams – schools assessment used  Count towards the HSC  Cannot contribute to the ATAR  Include some VET courses

11 HSC COURSE STRUCTURE All courses in the HSC have a unit value. 2 Units Most courses are 2 Units 2 Units =120 hours per year 2 Units = 100 marks in the HSC exam 1 Unit = 60 hours; 50 marks in HSC exam All 2 unit HSC courses have equal status

12 VET CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS - 1 Board Developed Courses based on National Training Packages provide dual accreditation  VET qualifications  HSC unit credit access to ATAR pathway  optional exam have a mandatory work placement requirement  70 hours over the 240-hour/2-year course

13 VET CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS – 2  Business Services  Construction  Hospitality  Entertainment Industry  Information Technology  Primary Industries  Retail Services  Tourism and Events  Automotive  Electrotechnology

14 EXTENSION COURSES – 1 UNIT Designed for students with a particular aptitude and talent in the corresponding course Preliminary Extension courses:  English  Mathematics HSC Extension courses:  English 1 and 2  Mathematics 1 and 2  History  Music  Some languages  Some VET

15 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HSC - 1 Preliminary Course  Minimum of 12 units HSC Course  Minimum of 10 units  Students must satisfactorily complete the Preliminary course before they are eligible to commence the corresponding HSC course

16 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HSC - 2 Both Preliminary and HSC Courses must include:  6 units from Board Developed Courses  2 units of English  3 courses of 2 units or greater  at least 4 subjects At most six units of courses in science can count towards HSC eligibility. Only ONE Industrial Technology course can be studied. SLR and PDHPE cannot be studies together at Kellyville High School.

17 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HSC - 3 BOS  6 units from Board Developed Courses  2 units of English  3 courses of 2 units or greater  at least 4 subjects BOS  6 units from Board Developed Courses  2 units of English  3 courses of 2

18 SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF A COURSE Students must:  follow the course developed or endorsed by the Board  apply themselves with diligence and sustained effort  achieve some or all of the course outcomes  complete work placement for VET courses  make a genuine attempt at assessment tasks that total more than 50% of the available school assessment marks for that course.

19 ATAR - REQUIREMENTS Completion of at least 10 units of Board Developed Courses including at least:  eight units from Category A courses (no more than two units of Category B courses)  two units of English  three Board Developed courses of two units or greater  four subjects.

20 CALCULATING THE ATAR Board of Studies Raw Moderated Exam + Assessment Marks Universities Admissions Centre Scaled 2 units of English + next best 8 units ATAR The scaled mark for each course is based on the quality of the candidates in that course in that year

21 STAGE 6 PATHWAYS Students may  accumulate the HSC over a 5-year period  repeat some or all of their HSC courses  accelerate in one or more courses  gain Recognition of Prior Learning

22 OUR SELECTION PROCESS … 24 June Information Evening (Mentor Process) 25 July Term 3, Week 2, (FRIDAY) Term 4, Week 1Classes informed

23 … IS FIRST CLASS When does a course run? FAIR process

24 SELECTING HSC COURSES - 1 Be SAFE and successful RESPECT ‘expert’ advice Make RESPONSIBLE choices ENGAGED, ACTIVE LEARNER

25 SELECTING HSC COURSES - 2 What do I like? What do I need to or want to know ? What am I good at ?


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