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Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2014. Year 12 in 2014 Leeming Senior High School Parent Information Evening Monday 10 th February 2014. The Structure of the Parent Information Evening. Welcome by Vance Bryan – Student Services Manager

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Western australian certificate of education wace 2014

Western Australian Certificate of Education(WACE)2014

Year 12 in 2014

Leeming Senior High School

Parent Information Evening

Monday 10th February 2014

The structure of the parent information evening
The Structure of the Parent Information Evening

  • Welcome by Vance Bryan – Student Services Manager

  • Introduction by Brendon Wallwork – Principal

  • Year 12 in 2014 by Vance Bryan

  • 2013 Year 12 Results by Damon Atthowe – Deputy Principal

  • Workplace Learning in 2014 by Trevor Welsh – WL Coordinator

  • Curriculum requirements – Heads of Learning Area

  • External educational assistance – Mastermind Australia


The key support people at leeming senior high school
The Key Support People at Leeming Senior High School

  • Brendon Wallwork – Principal

  • Damon Atthowe – Deputy Principal

  • Vance Bryan – Student Services Manager

  • Luke Devenish – Year 11 and 12 Coordinator

  • Trevor Welsh – WL Coordinator

    Email – first name.last name@education.wa.edu.au

Key end dates year 12

26 May 2014

Semester One exams begin

22 September 2014

Semester Two (Mock ATAR) exams begin

22 October 2014

Final attendance day at Leeming Senior High School.

22 October 2014

Last date for schools/providers to inform students in writing of their grades (and school marks for Stage 2 and Stage 3 units) for all course units studied in Year 12.

17 October 2014

Year 12 students usually need to remain enrolled until this date to complete the requirements of the structured educational program which is required for a grade to be assigned for a course unit.

3 November 2014

Start of WACE (ATAR) written examinations.

26 November 2014

Valedictory (Graduation) ceremony.


Curriculum support services
Curriculum Support Services

Some sources that offer curriculum support services for senior secondary students:


    sets standards of student achievement and for the assessment and certification of student achievement according to those standards.


    processing of applications for admission to undergraduate courses at the public WA Universities.

  • DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WA – www.education.wa.edu.au

    the “Schools” tab offers a range of support services for parents/guardians and students.

  • PAST WACE EXAM PAPERS – http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Publications/Past WACE_Examinations

    the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) website and WACE exam papers from previous years.

  • MASTERMIND – www.mastermindaustralia.com.au

    these are specialist revision classes/courses for Yr11/12 with an eye on university entrance – these are payment courses (several locations – phone 9486 1377 or 0488 102 907 for further details).

Western australian certificate of education wace 2014

What should my child have achieved in Year 12 at Leeming Senior High School?All year 12 students should ideally leave school with a minimum of a 55+ ATAR and / or a Certificate II qualification.

Wace requirements 2014 nothing has changed
WACE requirements 2014 – Senior High School?NOTHING HAS CHANGED!

  • Breadth and depth

  • Achievement standard

  • English language competence

  • Examinations

Wace requirements 2014
WACE requirements 2014 Senior High School?

Breadth and depth

  • complete a minimum of 20 course units or the equivalent

  • the 20 course units must include:

    - four course units from English, Literature and/or English as an Additional Language/Dialect, studied during Year 11 and Year 12 (at least two units completed in Year 12)

    - one pair of course units from each of List A (arts/languages/social sciences) and List B (mathematics/science/technology) completed in Year 12

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WACE requirements 2014 Senior High School?

Achievement standard

C grade average

16 units

8 units in Year 12

Reductions for significant numbers of endorsed programs and/or Vocational Education and Training (VET) credit transfer

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WACE requirements 2014 Senior High School?

English language competence

Demonstrated by:

Achieving a C grade in an English course unit


work samples

Atar examinations 2014
ATAR Examinations 2014 Senior High School?

Compulsory only at Stage 3 (unless exempt).

STAGE 2 - Students may apply for exemption if they are enrolled in three or fewer stage 2 pairs of units

STAGE 3 - Students may apply for exemption if they are enrolled in three or fewer stage 3 pairs of units and are enrolled to complete at least 220 nominal hours of VET in Year 12 leading to the completion of a qualification.

NOTE: Students requiring an ATAR must sit exams

Examinations 2014
Examinations 2014 Senior High School?

  • Special provisions are available for practical and written examinations. There are two types of special provisions for the WACE examinations:

    • Special examination arrangements for candidates who have a temporary or permanent disability that could disadvantage them.

      Application is made prior to the examinations (through the school psychologist at Leeming SHS).

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Examinations 2014 Senior High School?

  • Sickness/misadventure provisions for candidates who suffer from a temporary sickness,

    non-permanent disability or unforeseen event close to or during the examinations.

    Application is made immediately after the examinations (through the Upper School Deputy Principal at Leeming Senior High School).

University admission requirements
University Admission Requirements Senior High School?

  • WACE

  • An ATAR high enough to get into a course of your choice (University entry is competitive)

  • Competence in English

  • Meet any prerequisites

Atar australian tertiary admission rank
ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank Senior High School?

  • A percentile rank

  • Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) ranks students because there are more applicants than places

  • Students are numbered from 99.95 down

  • An ATAR of 96 = top 4% or better than 96% of the Year 12 school leaver age population

  • 96 ATAR = scaled average of approx 75

Western australian certificate of education wace 2014
ATAR Senior High School?

  • TISC will assign a ranking (ATAR) based on the student score (TEA – Tertiary Entrance Aggregate)

  • The TEA is the sum of the best four final scaled scores

  • TEA will be a combination of 50/50 school and external exam results

  • TEA can be accumulated over 5 years for all public universities

Prerequisites Senior High School?

  • Some university courses have defined prerequisites

  • A final scaled mark of at least 50 may be required for some courses

  • Some university courses may also require specific units

  • For more information, go to TISC websitewww.tisc.edu.au

  • See the University Admissions guide (provided by TISC to schools in August each year)

English language competence
English Language Competence Senior High School?

  • Students must meet required English Language Competence

  • Varies between universities, but a scaled score of 50 in an English course at Stage 2 or 3 will meet requirements

University alternative entry
University Alternative Entry Senior High School?

Curtin University


  • Step Up

  • Open Universities Australia

  • Bridging/Enabling Courses

  • Special Consideration

Murdoch university
Murdoch University Senior High School?

  • High School Entry Awards

    • TEA/Dean’s Entry/Director of Admissions Entry

  • Tertiary Options Project (TOP)


  • On Track

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course

  • Access South-West

  • Indigenous programs

Notre dame university
Notre Dame University Senior High School?


  • Notre Dame Tertiary Enabling Program

University of western australia
University of Senior High School?Western Australia

  • UWay

  • Broadway UWA

  • Fairway UWA

  • Provisional Entry Scheme


  • Special consideration

Edith cowan university
Edith Cowan University Senior High School?

  • Portfolio Entry to Bachelor Courses:

    • student studying 3 courses at Stage 2 or 3 and 1 course at Stage 1

  • Portfolio Entry to University Preparation Courses:

    • student studying 2 courses at Stage 2 or 3 and 2 courses at Stage 1

  • Indigenous University Orientation Course

Training wa state training provider tafe entry requirements
TRAINING WA Senior High School?State Training Provider (TAFE) entry requirements

  • All applicants must meet entry requirements

  • Courses are split into competitive and non competitive for entry purposes

  • About 30% of courses are competitive (this is growing) and selection criteria need to be meet

  • Check the website for latest details:


Training wa entry requirements
TRAINING WA Senior High School?entry requirements

Entry requirements may be expressed as:

  • A prerequisite competency based qualification (For example, entry to Cert IV Disability Work on successful completion of Cert III in Disabilities)

  • Generic competencies that cover communication (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and mathematics skills

Selection criteria for competitive entry
Selection Criteria for Competitive Entry Senior High School?

Maximum score = 100 points:

  • Qualification pathway

  • Work experience/employment

  • Secondary education/Skill Development

Training wa state training provider
TRAINING WA Senior High School?(State Training Provider)

  • Preferred subjects have been removed from selection criteria

  • Applicants will be able to provide any school-based evidence, formal certification, evidence of work and life experience to meet entry requirements for TRAINING WA.

  • See TRAINING WAwebsiteforentry requirements:


Further information for 2014 and beyond
Further information for 2014 and beyond Senior High School?


Please contact:

Vance Bryan – Student Services Manager (Upper School)



Luke Devenish – Year 11/12 Coordinator