Tranby College

Tranby College

TRANBY COLLEGE Year Ten & Eleven Parent Information Evening Course Selection 17 August, 2010 Age of Compulsory Education (Leaving Age) A student in Western Australia needs to remain at school, or be engaged in another approved option, until the end of the year in which he or she turns 17 years of age. Approved options are: Full-time in a school Full-time home-based schooling Full-time enrolment in a training institution, e.g. TAFEWA or private RTO An apprenticeship or traineeship A Community Based Course A combination programme involving part-time schooling/training and/or part-time work Full-time employment The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Awarded at the completion of Year Twelve Achievement dependent on certain criteria

Required for university entrance Helps schools cater for all students, including students who: are university-bound are TAFE-bound are planning to enter the workforce on leaving school have special requirements or disabilities WACE Courses of Study Courses split into four stages Preliminary, Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 P stage units cater for students with special needs (not offered at Tranby College in Years Eleven or Twelve) Stages include combinations of units, which may be delivered as semester units or concurrently during the year Each unit is based on notional 55 hours Units become increasingly difficult at each stage More than one unit pair may be studied within a stage. Second unit pair may be WACE Courses of Study Moves from practical and familiar content and

contexts to increased complexity and depth with more theoretical and abstract concepts and contexts WACE Requirements Year 12 in 2011 Complete at least 20 course units, including at least 3 two-unit combinations Achieve an average grade of C or better in at least 10 course units from at least 5 courses For the 3 two-unit combinations, the last two units completed are used in the calculation of the C grade average for that course Achieve Curriculum Council English Language Competence and 4 English course units (at least 2 units must be studied in the final year of schooling) Complete, in the final year of schooling, at least 1 course (a pair of units) from: List A (arts/languages/social science), and List B (mathematics/ science/technology) Sit for WACE examinations and make a genuine attempt, unless exempt WACE Requirements Year 12 in 2011 (cont.) Moving

from Year Eleven to Year Twelve Logically, course moves up one stage, e.g. 1C/D to 2A/B, 2A/B to 3A/B May stay within a stage, e.g. 1A/B to 1C/D, 2A/B to 2C/D May repeat a course unit/pair why? May drop down one stage why? WACE Requirements Year 12 in 2011 (cont.) Calculation of the C grade average (average 1.5 points) Course Unit Grade Points A 2.5 B 2 C 1.5 D 1

E 0.5 WACE Requirements 2010 Year 11 (cont.) Year 12 Course Grad e Points Course Grad e Points English 1C B 2 English 2A B 2 English 1D

C 1.5 English 2B B 2 Mathematics 2A B 2 Mathematics 2C D 1 Mathematics 2B C 1.5 Mathematics 2D C 1.5 Human Biological Science 2A

D 1 Human Biological Science 3A B 2 Human Biological Science 2B C 1.5 Human Biological Science 3B B 2 Geography 2A C 1.5 Geography 3A C 1.5 Geography 2B

B 2 Geography 3B C 1.5 Food Science & Technology 1C A 2.5 Food Science & Technology 2A A 2.5 Food Science & Technology 1D A 2.5 Food Science & Technology 2B A 2.5

Workplace Learning 1A A 2.5 Study Line - - Workplace Learning 1B A 2.5 Study Line - - C grade average 2010 Example (1) English Mathematics Modern History 2A 2B 3A 3B

C C C C 2C 2D 3A 3B D D D 2A 2B 3A 3B D E E D D Physical Education Studies 1C 1D 2A A Chemistry Media Production &

Analysis B B 2A 2B 3A 3B C D D C 2A 2B B 10 A 2B B 3 pairs of units 5 courses 10 units A 2 x 2.5= B 4 x 2= C 3 x 1.5=

D 1 x 1= Total Average 5 points 8 points 4.5 points 1 point 18.5 1.85 C grade ave = 1.5 C grade average 2010 Example (2) English Mathematics Applied Information Technology Physical Education Studies Food Science Technology Media Production & Analysis 1C 1D 2A 2B D D D

1B 1C 1D 1E D D D 1A 1B 1C 1D E E E 1C 1D 2A 2B B B B 1A 1B

1C 1D C C C D E B C 1A 1B E 11 D E 3 pairs of units 5 courses 10 units A B 4 x 2= 8 points C 2 x 1.5= 3 points D 3 x 1= 3 point E 1 x 0.5 = 0.5 points Total

14.5 Average 1.45 C grade ave = 1.5 WACE Requirements Year 11 in 2011 Complete at least 20 course units must include 4 units from English or Literature during Years 11 & 12 (at least 2 units in Year 12) Achieve a C grade average or better across the best 16 course units, of which at least 8 must be completed in Year 12 Achieve Curriculum Council English Language Competence automatically achieved with a C grade in any Stage 1 or higher course in English or Literature Complete, in Year 12, at least 1 pair of course units from: List A (arts/languages/social science), and List B (mathematics/ science/technology) Sit for WACE examinations and make a genuine attempt, unless exempt WACE Requirements Year 11 in 2011 (cont.)

Calculation of the C grade average (average 1.5 points) Course Unit Grade Points A 2.5 B 2 C 1.5 D 1 E 0.5 WACE Requirements Year 11 in 2011 (cont.) Year 11 Year 12 Course Grad e

Points Course Grad e Points English 1C B 2 English 2A B 2 English 1D C 1.5 English 2B B 2 Mathematics 2A B

2 Mathematics 2C D 1 Mathematics 2B C 1.5 Mathematics 2D C 1.5 Human Biological Science 2A D 1 Human Biological Science 3A B 2 Human Biological Science 2B C

1.5 Human Biological Science 3B B 2 Geography 2A C 1.5 Geography 3A C 1.5 Geography 2B B 2 Geography 3B C 1.5 Food Science & Technology 1C A

2.5 Food Science & Technology 2A A 2.5 Food Science & Technology 1D A 2.5 Food Science & Technology 2B A 2.5 Workplace Learning 1A A 2.5 Study Line - - Workplace Learning

1B A 2.5 Study Line - - WACE Requirements Year 11 in 2011 (cont.) Year 11 Year 12 Course Grad e Points Course Grad e Points English 1C B 2

English 2A B 2 English 1D C 1.5 English 2B B 2 Mathematics 2A B 2 Human Biological Science 3A B 2 Human Biological Science 3B B 2

Geography 3A C 1.5 Geography 2B B 2 Geography 3B C 1.5 Food Science & Technology 1C A 2.5 Food Science & Technology 2A A 2.5 Food Science & Technology 1D A 2.5

Food Science & Technology 2B A 2.5 Workplace Learning 1A A 2.5 A 2.5 Workplace Learning WACE Requirements Year 11 in 2011 (cont.) Calculation of the C grade average (average 1.5 points) A B C D E 6 x 2.5 7x2 3 x 1.5 0x1

0 x 0.5 = 15 points = 14 points = 4.5 points = 0 points = 0 points Total 33.5 points Average 2.1 points C grade average = 1.5 points English Language Competence Automatically achieved with a C grade in any Stage 1 or higher course in English or Literature If not automatically achieved as above, the standard for English language competence is defined by work samples Schools will evaluate student work using the criteria and exemplars provided in the 2009 Guide to WACE English Language Competence For students at risk of not achieving this standard, the College will need to review a range of their work. The work selected may be drawn from English or a range of courses. The work selected and the process used is a school decision Examinations in 2011 & Beyond

WACE courses: ALL students in their final year who are enrolled in Stage 2 or 3 units sit the examination, and make a genuine attempt (unless exempt) Separate examinations for Stage 2 and 3 course units. No WACE exam for Stage 1 units Some courses will have practical or performance examinations, e.g. Dance, Drama, PE Studies, Indonesian Community Service Community service provides opportunities for young people to develop the values, skills and understandings needed to contribute to civic wellbeing Community service is defined as: Activities undertaken for the benefit of individuals and/or community for no financial reward. The College will continue to encourage students to complete Community Service Community Service no longer a requirement for achievement of the WACE. Hours to be recorded on Statement of Results

Options for Year 11 & 12 Students School Apprenticeship Link (SAL) Apprenticeships / Traineeships TAFE University Employment School Apprenticeship Link (SAL) SAL is a school-based transition from school to an apprenticeship for students in Years Eleven and Twelve Students in the SAL programme must attend school, undertake training at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) participating in the programme and be linked to a minimum of two employers for work placement School Apprenticeship Link (SAL) cont. The SAL family of trades programme is available in these industries: automotive (heavy and light vehicle, auto body

refinishing and repair, auto electrical) building and construction (wall and floor tiling, bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, ceiling fixing, plastering, painting) food (cooking, pastry cook, bread baking) horticulture (landscaping, nursery, turf, gardening) furniture trades (cabinet making, furniture finishing, upholstery) metals and engineering (plant, fabrication and mechanical fitting) hairdressing TAFE Entrance Requirements 2011 Competency based qualifications require the lower level award that is stipulated, e.g. if course is Certificate IV, then Certificate III is required as entry. Generic Competency Benchmarks - Communication skills (reading, writing, speaking & listening) - Mathematics skills Level of competency required set for each course Evidence of competency provided by results from studies in Years Ten, Eleven and Twelve Skills Calculator

TAFE Entrance Requirements 2011 TAFE Entrance Requirements 2011 TAFE Selection Criteria 2011 + Apply to a number of TAFEWA qualifications entrance requirements must first be met These courses classed as competitive, e.g. nursing, education assistant, electrical pre-apprenticeship University Entrance 2012 + 2012 Admission (2011 Year 12) Courses 52 possible Examinations External examinations. Separate Stage 2 & 3 exams in all courses Course results school School Grade A to E for each unit, Mark out of 100 for the course Course results examination

Mark out of 100 School results Grade A to E. Mark out of 100 Examination results Mark out of 100 WACE Required by all universities Prerequisites Scaled mark of at least 50 in specified courses (Stage 3) Competence in English. Normally a scaled mark of at least 50 in English (Stage 2 or 3) or English as an Additional Language/Dialect (Stage 2 or 3) or TEE English Literature University Entrance Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) - The TEA will be calculated by adding the best four scaled scores in courses, providing that for school candidates at least two different units of the course have been completed. Provides a score

out of 400. No course can be counted more than once University Entrance ATAR: Australian Tertiary Admission Rank The basis of admission to most university courses. You are ranked in order of merit based on your ATAR. Ranges between 0 and 99.95. It reports your rank relative to all other WA students of Year 12 school leaving age and takes into account the number of students with a Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) as well as the number of people of Year 12 school leaving age in the population of this state. An ATAR of 75.00 indicates that you have an overall rating equal to or better than 75% of the Year 12 school leaving age population in Western Australia. ATAR Calculator UNACCEPTABLE COURSE COMBINATIONS You cannot use the following course combinations in calculating your ATAR. It may be possible to take both courses but the result in only one may be used to calculate your ATAR. Biological Sciences with Human Biological Science

Chemistry with Integrated Science English with English as an Additional Language/Dialect English with Literature English as an Additional Language/Dialect with Literature Indonesian: Background Speakers with Indonesian: Second Language Indonesian: Background Speakers with Malay: Background Speakers Physics with Integrated Science NOTE: In addition to unacceptable course combinations listed above and below, no more than two of Mathematics, Mathematics: Specialist can be used. Stage Increments For courses that have stage 2 and stage 3 exams, an increment of 15 will be added to the stage 3 combined standardised scores before scaling. Mathematics

Combined Combined Combined Combined unscaled unscaled unscaled unscaled marks marks marks marks for for for for 2A/2B no increment 2C/2D + 10 3A/3B + 20 3C/3D + 30 Mathematics: Specialist Combined unscaled marks for 3A/3B no increment Combined unscaled marks for 3C/3D + 15 Stage Increments: Counselling Good educational principles Do the highest level of which you are capable

Challenge, motivation, development What is required to reach your goals? Prerequisites for university course; good background knowledge Be realistic Ability, interest, background Repeating units For students in Year 11, 2011, units can be repeated but only best result contributes to WACE Stage Increments: Counselling Stage 2 v Stage 3 Within each course, Stage 2 is less academically demanding than Stage 3 Students who complete Stage 3 courses are involved in higher order academic skills more suitable for coping with university studies Increments encourage completion of Stage 3 courses Stage 2 scaled more severely than Stage 3 University entrance more likely if ATAR made up of 4 x Stage 3 courses but Stage 2

Course Selection Process Read carefully through the Pathways 2010 booklet Recommendation made by English & Mathematics teachers Attend Course Presentation Evening (24 August). Speak with teachers of courses Consider goals and aspirations. Consider university prerequisites (see TISC booklet) Choose 6 courses, one from each line of the grid (possibly 5 in Year 12) Obtain approval from teachers and parents Make comment if you wish Return selection form to Senior Administration Office (Monday 30 August) Thank you for your attendance this evening.

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