QCE presentations for schools. Data handling. Presentation focus. To develop an understanding of processes and procedures for: Transfer students (slides 3–7) Ceasing learning for transferring students (8–12) Reporting an accurate history of learning (13–15)
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QCE presentations for schools
To develop an understanding of processes and
The receiving school should:
Deadline for receipt of applications
Last day of Term 3
Transfer applications received in Term 4 can only be guaranteed to be processed in time for the July issue of the QCE.
In SDCS the receiving school enters:
Transfer students from another Queensland school (cont.)
English and Chemistry results were provided by the previous school.
English and Chemistry were not continued at the receiving school.
The student began Geography at the receiving school for Semester 2.
The student changed from English to English Communication at the receiving school.
in SDCS for Authority and Authority-registered subjects:
If a student transfers part-way through a semester, the receiving schoolshould report partly completed semesters when completed.
In SLIMS, enter a notional Sound for literacy or numeracy if applicable.
Ceasing learning (cont.)
Enter a “Left Early” date.
Enter a provisional result for each subject.
Indicate the number of semesters completed.
For embedded and stand-alone VET courses in SDCS:
Ceasing learning (cont.), embedded VET
Ensure that competencies from the current syllabus are used.
Enter an outcome for each competency
Enter an end date that is before the “Left early” date for each competency.
Ceasing learning (cont.), stand-alone VET
For each competency enter an end date that is before the “Left early” date.
For each competency enter an outcome.
Enter “Yes” in the “Completed” column for each competency of “Other VET” courses.
Across all Queensland schools attended by the student, a true and accurate history of learning should be reported.
If a student transfers part-way through a semester, the receiving school should report that semester.
Reporting an accurate history of learning (cont.)
The receiving school has correctly reported Semester 1 of the previous school.
By the end of Semester 2 the receiving school was reporting a Limited LOA for Maths B.
The receiving school has validly reported 3 semesters of Marine Studies started in Semester 2.
An incorrect history
The student has left the school part-way through Semester 2 (30/08/2007).
Only whole semesters should be reported: in this case, one semester not two.
In SDCS a completed stand-alone VET course must have the “Complete” button ticked if all requirements have been met as well as:
Finalising VET Courses at the end of Year 12
Tick the “Complete” button for completed qualifications.
For each competency enter an end date.
For each competency enter an outcome.
For each competency indicate that it is no longer being undertaken.
For students continuing VET courses across schools, the receiving school need only report those competencies delivered at the receiving school.
If all competencies are completed between the schools the final school should ensure that the “Complete” button is ticked.
Embedded VET courses (modules and results) that are not continued need to be entered into SDCS by the receiving school.
The receiving school should enter the previous school as the provider.
The receiving school does not need to enter modules or results for stand-alone VET courses not continued at the receiving school.
Some students may complete senior studies over a longer or shorter period of time than usual under a VPR arrangement.
The requirements and procedures for VPR arrangements can be found on the QSA website.
VPR button is ticked.
Ensure the Cert. year is correct.
English was undertaken in 2006 and 2008.
The semester tabs open up to enter year and semester.
Biology was undertaken in 2007 and 2008.
VPR — Reporting learning over 3 years
A student may compress two semesters of study into one provided they genuinely undertake the learning and assessment.
VPR – Two semesters in one (cont.)
Prevocational Maths has been completed in a single year.
Semesters 1 and 2 have been undertaken in Semester 1, 2008.
Semesters 3 and 4 have been undertaken in Semester 2, 2008.
If a student exits an English or Mathematics subject with a Limited or Very Limited Level of Achievement, literacy or numeracy requirements may be met if a single semester is assessed as a notional Sound.
To determine whether a student has met the requirements for a notional Sound in literacy or numeracy the school will:
Learning providers should be familiar with the contents of the booklet, The Quality Assurance of Authority-registered Subjects.
Click on drop-down arrow
Select subject – semester combination
Provisional statements are generated in August and October each year for Year 12 students.
These need to be carefully checked by each student to ensure accuracy of personal details and learning.
Provisional Statements (cont.)
Students should check spelling of names and correct address for posting of SEPs.
VET and other recognised studies will appear if reported at the time of issue.
Correct subjects and a true transfer history should be indicated.
Eligibility reports are issued in August and October each year for Year 12 students and in October for Year 11 students.
These reports list students who are eligible for a Senior Statement (SS) or a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA) and predict for schools QCE-eligibility and OP-eligibility based on assumed success in learning programs.
They should be read in conjunction with provisional statements or information in the students’ learning accounts.
Queensland Studies Authority
Last updated November 1010