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Year 11 Year 112015. What is the WACE? Western Australian Certificate of Education All year 11’s are working towards achieving a WACE.

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1 Year 11 Year 112015

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

3 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 ) Study 2 year 11 units of English & 1 pair of year 12 English units Achieve a C average or better across 14 course units of which 6 must be at year 12 level

4 Achieving the WACE Complete at least 4 ATAR courses or or Complete a certificate II or higher Demonstrate literacy & numeracy standards through passing OLNA or prequalification in year 9 NAPLAN ( achieving band 8 or above)

5 Examinations 2015 Examinations All Year 11 ATAR courses will be examined internally The end of year exam usually covers the whole years work. Some

6 UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS 2017 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

7  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 ATAR courses in Year 12 will get an ATAR

8 DETERMINING THE ATAR Is as follows: TEA is the total of the best 4 scaled scores (score out of 400) TEA converted to ATAR. The TEA is made up of 50% the school mark and 50% the WACE exams

9 ATAR SCORES TEA ( total out of 400) Scaled Course AverageATAR in 2014 20050%60.15 22055%68.60 25062.5%80.70 30075%94.15 35087.5%99.20

10 Minimum ATARS to Gain University Entrance 2015 UniversityMinimum ATAR University of Western Australia80 Curtin University70 Murdoch University70 Edith Cowan University55

11 Not all students are aiming for university Many of you will go on to TAFE, Apprenticeships or Employment Remember the better your grades the more likely you are to succeed at your chosen pathway 80% of people are applying for 20% of courses at TAFE This means selection criteria apply

12 Selection Criteria

13 Goal Setting Having goals and being motivated go hand in hand Setting yourself some goals for year 11 will help your 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 – by the end of semester 2 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 Be willing to work hard Being a good communicator

16 Homework Diaries Use to write down homework, assignment due dates, test dates and things to remember Check them Use them to make ‘to do lists’ once at home Proper use will help you set priorities for homework and study Make sure you don’t just look at tomorrow look forward and plan how to cope with busy times

17 Study Timetables You should be doing about 12-15 hours per week if you are working towards an ATAR ( more in the lead up to exams) Students not working towards an ATAR should be doing about an hour a day at least 6 days a week Draw up a timetable and try and stick to it Students may need to draw up a new one each week For ATAR students timetable should include a time each week which is revision of old work not current work Be aware of peak times and use them when working out the timetable The plan should be realistic and sustainable The idea is if you work hard in the quiet weeks you 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 your effectiveness) Do harder subjects first when you are fresher Use all the time allocated, Don’t stop once tomorrows homework is done Plan to minimise disruptions Any time not taken up on homework should be spent on study ( especially if you are an ATAR student

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) If you are an ATAR student revise old work ( its coming back in the next exam)

22 What to do in the study bit? Set a goal for the available time. This enables you to have a sense of achievement and focuses their study Do something active don’t just flick through your file or text book and read At the end of the study time you should revisit your goal Test your learning Evaluate the study. Did the method work? If not try a different study technique next time you 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 ( you can get tips on active learning from the study skills handbook website)

24 Top Tips For Students Make a commitment to your studies and have a year 11 attitude Make sure you are proud of every piece of work you hand in Use your diary Make up a study plan and try to stick to it Don’t disregard the value of small amounts of time ( they add up) Ask for help from teachers Don’t work too many hours at your part-time job Evaluate your study methods and if they are not working be prepared to try new techniques Get plenty of sleep, eat well and stay healthy Start studying for your exams NOW! If you want an apprenticeship or traineeship make sure you do you get the best grades you can and think about doing Workplace Learning

25 The Study Skills Handbook User Name :carineshs Password:43success

26 School Website Student services Careers Check out careers news Tertiary Reminders

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