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1 WELCOME TO OUR Year 11 Parent Information Evening Year 11 Parent Information Evening2014

2 Why we organised tonight? Refresh your memory on WACE requirements and the ATAR Make sure parents know of the study requirements needed for a successful year 11 As parents you are in the best position to reinforce good habits at home Positive change is more likely to occur if partnerships are formed that involve the school and home We want you to encourage your child to establish a good work ethic and study habits which will ensure a successful year 11 and 12

3 What is the WACE? Western Australian Certificate of Education All year 11’s are working towards achieving a WACE

4 Achieving the WACE Complete a minimum of 20 course units or equivalents One pair from list A ( English / Arts/ languages /social sciences) One pair from list B ( Mathematics/ Science /technology ) Meet English Competency standards by achieving a C grade in any Stage 1 or higher English course unit. Achieve a C average or better across 16 course units of which 8 must be at year 12 level

5 Examinations 2014 Examinations All Year 11 Stage 2 and 3 courses will be examined internally Some stage 1 English and mathematics courses will also have exams The end of year exam usually covers the whole years work. Some stage 1 courses such as English and Maths may have exams.

6 UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS TISC have published the 2016 Admissions Requirements for School Leavers. Available on the TISC website. Pre-requisite courses must be studied, examined and gain a scaled mark of at least 50 in Yr 12 at the Stage 3 level unless specified

7 UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS 2016 To be considered for university admission as a school leaver an applicant must achieve: WACE competence in English a high enough ATAR for the selected course any prerequisites or special requirements of a particular course i.e. folio, performance or interview

8  What is an ATAR and who gets one? An ATAR is a tertiary entrance ranking which is used to rank students between 99.5 and zero It is used to determine who gets university placements Only students who have 4 or more stage 2 and 3 courses in Year 12 will get an ATAR

9 DETERMINING THE ATAR Is as follows: TEA is the total of the best 4 scaled scores (score out of 400) TEA converted to ATAR. Unacceptable combinations cannot be used e.g. ( Biology/Human Biology) Stage 3 results will be increased by 15 marks relative to Stage 2 results. Maths 10 marks per stage.

10 ATAR SCORES TEA ( total out of 400) Scaled Course AverageATAR in 2013 20050%60.95 22055%69.00 25062.5%80.65 30075%94.25 35087.5%99.20

11 Minimum ATARS to Gain University Entrance 2014 UniversityMinimum ATAR University of Western Australia80 Curtin University70 Murdoch University60 Edith Cowan University55

12 Alternative Entry to University For students who do not have 4 stage 2 or 3 courses Certificate IV or higher from TAFE Portfolio Entry (ECU & Murdoch) University Preparation or Enabling Courses

13 Goal Setting Having goals and being motivated go hand in hand Encouraging your child to have goals for year 11 may improve their performance Goals should be SMART – Specific – Measurable – Achievable – Realistic – Time bound

14 Goal Setting Action Plan Goal – To my maths grade from a C to a B Time frame – Semester 1 Strategies for achieving that goal – Listen more carefully in class – Ask for help when I don’t understand – Do 20 minutes practise problems each day – Don’t leave study until the night before the test

15 Keys to Success in Year 11 A great attitude Having goals Time management Effective Study techniques Perseverance Being a good communicator

16 Homework Diaries Should be used to write down homework, assignment due dates, test dates and things to remember Encourage your child to use them and check them regularly They can be used to make ‘to do lists’ once at home Proper use will help students to set priorities for homework and study Make sure they don’t just look at tomorrow. They need to look forward and plan how to cope with busy times

17 Study Timetables Students should be doing about 12-15 hours per week if they are working towards an ATAR ( more in the lead up to exams) Students not working towards an ATAR may need 6 -10 hours depending on the number of stage 2/3 courses Encourage your child to draw up a study timetable and stick to it Students may need to draw up a new one each week if their routine varies This timetable should include a time each week which is revision of old work not current work The plan should be realistic and sustainable The idea is if they work hard in the quiet weeks they will cope better with the busy weeks

18 Spread times over the week don’t leave it all until weekends Plan breaks ( they actually help their effectiveness) Encourage them to harder subjects first when they are fresher They should use all the time allocated, Don’t stop once tomorrows homework is done Help them plan to minimise disruptions Any time not taken up on homework should be spent on study

19 Study Time- table MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 5-6 pm Homework & Assignments 6-7 pm Dinner 7-8 pm Study Geography & Maths Study English / Human Biol Study Geography & Maths Study English / Human Biol

20 Weekend Study Time-table SaturdaySunday 9 – 10 am Assignment work9 -10 am Revision Human Biology 10 – 11am Revision Maths3-4 pm Revision Geography Break 4.30 – 5.30 English

21 But I don’t have any homework! Organise files Daily Review of each subject that Day Start assignments that may not be due for several weeks Study ! ( The idea is that you start preparing for tests as soon as the topic starts) In year 11 ATAR courses 50% of the grade is usually based on exam performance. If they neglect the revision they are neglecting the thing that can have the biggest impact on their grades.

22 What to do in the study bit? Encourage them a goal for the available time. This enables them to have a sense of achievement and focuses their study They should be doing something active not just flicking through their file or text book and reading Encourage your child to test their learning ( you can help with this if they will let you) Encourage them to evaluate their study. Did the method work? If not try a different study technique next time they have similar work to learn

23 Examples of Active Learning Brainstorming without looking Organising information into tables Making a mind map Making vocab cards and testing yourself with them ( colour code notes to help with these) Making up a mnemonic Getting a quiz from a family member Making summary notes Practising past exam and test papers

24 What Can Parents do? Encourage students to stick to a study plan ( Sometimes they need you to say no!) Help your child to set goals and come up with action plans which will help them achieve their goals Be a study coach Help your child feel comfortable with wins and losses Minimise distractions Make sure that they get a healthy balance between work, play Make sure they have a good sleep routine

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