WACE 2015 / 2016. REFORM. 2012/35194v12. Why are the reforms necessary?. Views expressed by stakeholders suggest that there are concerns about a number of features of the WACE The implementation of senior secondary Australian Curriculum requires realignment of the WACE.
If students do not pass the literacy and numeracy assessment by the time they exit secondary school, they can apply to the Authority to re-sit the assessment.All Students (whether they have achieved the WACE or not) will receive a Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement – a record of all courses and or programs completed.
To achieve a WACE students will complete:
The courses students may select from are divided into two major groups:
Students with special education needs, students with an intellectual disability or who have had a severely disrupted learning pathway and students who require modified and independent education plans may select from two subsets of courses within the General suite described as:
Foundation and Preliminary courses are designed to meet the needs of approximately 10% of the total cohort.
Of the 20 units required for a WACE, up to a maximum of four Year 11 units and four Year 12 units may be substituted by VET Programs and Endorsed Programs.
A student may choose to substitute units:
NOTE: Two units = one year of one course.
A Certificate can be completed over multiple years.
The Authority will review and classify all Endorsed Programs.
Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement – WASSA
Every student who completes studies from the ATAR and General (includingFoundation and Preliminary) lists of courses and VET and Endorsed Programs will receive a Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA).
Foundation and Preliminary courses
* = course with a practical examination component
Stuart Meade - Hale SchoolRob Nairn - WASSEADenise O’Meara – Bunbury Catholic CollegeAnne Pitos– Iona Presentation CollegePat Rodrigues – Chisholm CollegeDave Stevens – Alta 1
Ivan Banks – Trinity CollegeChris Booth – Willetton SHSRebecca Cody – MLCJennifer Firth – Safety Bay SHSAlan Genoni – Canning CollegeGeoff Harris – Balga SHSMaureen Lorimer – Applecross SHS