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    1. Kedron SHS Year 10 Parent INFORMATION Night 2008

    3. Agenda Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) Overall Positions (OPs) Ranks Queensland Core Skills Test Senior Education and Training Plan (SET Plan)

    4. Agenda Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) School-based Traineeships and Apprenticeships - Healthy Studies Program Accounting / Legal Studies Pilot Program Subject Selection Process

    5. Where to from here? University? TAFE? OP? QCE? Workforce? Trade?

    7. Outline Range of Senior Schooling Programs Queensland Studies Authority-main duties Senior Schooling Certification Student Education Profile Overall Positions and Field Positions Rank Queensland Core Skills Test

    8. Range of Senior Schooling Programs Authority and Authority –registered subjects Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificate studies – in-house or at TAFE school based apprenticeships and traineeships tailored training programs international learning other preparatory, enrichment and advanced courses recognised by QSA

    9. Queensland Studies Authority(QSA) www.qsa.qld.edu.au approves the syllabi and work programs and study area specifications and school study plans of Authority and Authority-registered subjects moderates for quality assurance determines all certification information relating to senior schooling

    10. Year 12 Certification -QSA Students completing Year 12 may receive one or more of the following: Senior statement QCE – Queensland Certificate of Education QCIA – Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement VET Certificate Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES)

    11. Student Education Profile (SEP) Replacement for 1 figure tertiary entrance score (1992) – latter considered not sufficient to determine who gets what place at university SEP consists of Overall Position (OP) and Field Positions (FPs)

    12. Overall Position(OP) What is an OP? Why an OP? Eligibility for OP? Calculation of OP?

    13. What is an OP? Statewide relative rank order of students from 1 to 25 based on their achievement in their best 20 semester units of AUTHORITY SUBJECTS compared with all other OP-eligible students in the state It is a relative score as opposed to the absolute results (VHA, HA, SA, LA, VLA) given by the school for subjects Requires students to sit for the Queensland Core Skills Test (scaling mechanism for comparability)

    14. Purpose of OP? First criterion to determine who gets which place in a university course where places depend on academic merit (must often have 4 semesters of a prerequisite subject or subjects with a Sound exit level ) OP cut-off - this is where the number of places available run out Students with OP 1 get first choice

    15. Eligibility for OP 20 semester units of Authority subjects 3 subjects must be taken for 4 semesters Student must sit for Queensland Core Skills (QCS)

    16. Calculation of OP Subject Achievement Indicator(SAI) in each Authority subject in each school SAIs in each subject group in each school scaled by QCS Test results of OP eligible students in each subject group Best 5 scaled SAIs = Overall Achievement Indicator Scaled by OP eligible students’ results (within school) in QCST Scaled OAIs for all students in state banded into 25 OP bands – the band the student falls into is their OP

    17. Subject Achievement Indicator (SAI) This indicates a student’s relative achievement on a 400-200 continuum within an Authority subject group, within a school. Teachers place students in rank order and estimate the gaps between students’ achievements in large groups Smaller groups have different arrangements

    18. Field Positions (FPs) – why , what and eligibility and rank If OP is not sufficient to decide who gets what place in a university course which requires academic merit, may need FPs – a second part of SEP – only obtained by OP eligible students 5 Field Positions (A: extended writing; B: short written communication; C: numeracy; D: complex mathematical reasoning; E: creative skills) Choice of subjects will determine which Fields students are eligible for eg English and Histories - A University courses specify which Field of knowledge and skills is required eg primary FP for Law – A- extended writing skills

    19. Descriptions of Field Positions Field A: Extended written expression involving complex analysis and synthesis of ideas Field B: Short written communication involving reading comprehension and expression in English or a Foreign Language Field C: Basic numeracy involving simple calculations and graphical and tabular interpretation

    20. Descriptions of Field Positions cont Field D: Solving complex problems involving mathematical symbols and abstractions Field E: Substantial practical performance involving physical or creative arts or expressive skills

    21. Weightings of Authority subjects in Fields In each Field, Authority subjects are weighted on a 6 point scale (N/a to 5) to indicate the extent to which the syllabus of that subject specifies the assessment of elements of that Field eg

    22. Example(Subject Weights table for use in Year 12 in 2009)

    23. Field eligibility Is student eligible for Field D?

    24. Calculation of Field Position RANKS Baskets of questions in QCS test for each of the Fields Students get a RANK of 1-10 depending on performance in the Fields for which they have eligibility

    25. Queensland Core Skills Test Scaling mechanism so that OP eligible students with different subjects in different schools and classes can be compared September- 1st Tuesday and Wednesday 2 days 4 exams 1 – writing 2 – multiple choice x 2 3 – short answer

    26. RANK What is it? Most students who are OP ineligible (ie they have fewer than 20 semester units of Authority subjects) receive a RANK If students do a Cert III or IV, they can get another RANK (68 and 74 respectively) as well A RANK is: a score between 99 and 1 (99 being the highest and the equivalent of OP1)

    27. Remember.... Entry to university can be achieved via a Rank as long as the student has prerequisite subjects for the course If a course goes to Field positions, students with Rank miss out

    28. Rank calculation: www.qtac.edu.au All achievements are given a numerical value eg English SA = 4; English Communication SA = 2 Multiplied by the number of semesters done eg English (SA:4) x 4 = 16 Best 5 totals (ie 20 semester units) totalled Overall total divided by 20 to give a GPA(Grad Point Average) Can be enhanced by sitting for QCS Test

    29. Articulation is a means of negotiating a pathway via a hierarchy of courses to a career goal eg Certificates I – IV, Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D completion of 1 year of a Diploma with a GPA of 5 = Rank 84 (in OP terms about a 9) this can be enhanced by sitting for STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test) Another application to QTAC(Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre)

    30. Those who complete Year 12 have on average...... Higher levels of employment Higher average salaries Shorter periods of time in unemployment Better health More likely to participate in post-compulsory education or training Less likely to be imprisoned More likely to have enhanced the following skills for the workers of the future:

    31. Skills for the 21st century: Skills to learn Skills to transfer learning Skills to adapt readily to new circumstances and environments Skills of problem solving Self knowledge and self esteem Skills to work with others

    32. Skills for the 21st century continued Skills to manage convergent technologies in a constantly changing world Skills to create and manage own work Skills to work within organizations to help create their future through innovation A global mindset

    33. Does further study increase my chances of employment? YES The May 2007 ABS Education and Work survey shows that unemployment rates decline with increasing levels of educational attainment

    34. Unemployment Rate by Qualification - May 2007% Year 10: 7.8% Year 12: 4.9% Certificate I-II: 5.3% Certificate III – IV: 2.4% Bachelor: 2.0% Source: ABS Education and Work 2007

    35. Other facts 84.5% of 2006 graduates were employed full-time on 30 April following graduation Source: GCA Dec 2007 www.gradcareers.com.au In 2007 , the median annual starting salary for all Bachelor degree graduates aged less than 25 years and in their first full-time jobs in Australia was $43 000 (Dentistry: $68 000, Optometry: $56 000, Medicine: $51 000)

    36. Process of Senior School course selection know area(s) of interest – www.jobguide.deewr.gov.au, www.myfuture.edu.au check relevant pathways – might involve TAFE courses while still in school or school-based apprenticeships and traineeships – as above Check any prerequisite Year 11 and 12 subjects for preferred tertiary courses – QTAC book for Year 10s After what is necessary: what student likes and does best Important to try to get in right – minimise change

    37. Guidance Officer help! Please feel free to make an appointment with your student if you wish to discuss plans for Year 11 and 12 Appointments can be made at the school office or directly on 3630 3302 or by e-mailing: jlowi1@eq.edu.au

    39. In 2009 this will mean: Compulsory Schooling Requirement It will be compulsory for young people to stay at school until they complete Year 10 or turn 16, whichever comes first. The legal leaving age is no longer 15.

    40. After Compulsory Schooling Compulsory Participation Phase There is a requirement once a young person completes Year 10 or has turned 16 to participate: for two years beyond Year 10; or until they have gained a Senior Certificate; OR until they have gained a Certificate III; or until they turn 17.

    41. Employment Exemption The Compulsory Participation Phase will not apply to those who work for a minimum of 25 hours per week.

    42. Where will the new jobs be? Government projection of new jobs growth. Top four areas are: HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES PROPERTY AND BUSINESS SERVICES RETAIL TRADE CONSTRUCTION

    43. Where do Kedron SHS students go after leaving Year 12 ? University – 54% TAFE – 15% Apprenticeships – 7% Traineeships – 4% Workforce – 18%

    44. SET Planning (SETP)- Student Education and Training Plan Year 10 Career Education SET Plan Subject Selection Future Goal

    45. What is the SET Plan The SET Plan is a document detailing student’s career goals, subjects they wish to study and courses they aspire to study in the future.

    46. SET Planning (SETP) Student Education and Training Plan The SET plan helps students plan and structure their learning around their abilities, interests and ambitions. It will help focus the student’s learning in Year 10, 11 and 12, toward future goals. Schools and students regularly review the SET plan to monitor progress, for example when students change subjects or gain a traineeship.

    47. SETP cont… SET Plan interviews will be conducted from and will involve career education teachers, parents and students.

    48. The QCE The Queensland Certificate of Education

    49. What is the QCE The QCE has replaced the Senior Certificate The QCE is a certificate of achievement. Students must meet minimum requirements to achieve a QCE. This differs to the Senior Certificate which was previously awarded to EVERY student.

    51. ALL students will be issued with: Senior Statement – issued to all students enrolled on the last day Students enrolled in VET subjects are also issued with: Statement of Attainment – Lists competencies successfully completed.

    52. Why? The QCE has been driven by the state government and employer groups. 26 000 students received an OP score 19 000 students were non-OP eligible The QCE demonstrates that regardless of your pathway you have achieved a definable educational goal.

    53. The Future Employer groups will be asking students whether they achieved the QCE in job interviews. The QSA are currently in negotiation with QTAC, Universities, TAFEs and the Defence Forces about the role of the QCE in admission and enlistment.

    54. Achieving the QCE The QCE is a set amount of learning at a set standard in a set pattern including literacy and numeracy.

    55. The Four Types of Learning Different types of learning attract different numbers of credits. Core – eg. School Subjects, Cert II – IV courses Preparatory eg. Cert I courses Enrichment eg. External Music courses AMEB Advanced eg. University subjects, Diploma courses

    56. To achieve a QCE The student has achieved: 20 credits a minimum of 12 credits from completed core courses a maximum of 8 credits from a combination of core, preparatory, enrichment, advanced courses of study the requirement for literacy and numeracy

    57. Students have seven years after the completion of Year 12 to accumulate 20 Credits and receive a QCE. All training providers (eg. Government sector – TAFE and Private Providers – Sarina Russo etc.) will be informing the QSA of completed formal training that carries QCE credits

    58. Meeting Literacy and Numeracy Requirements Literacy – Students must pass one semester in English or English Communication. Numeracy – Students must pass one semester in Maths A, B or C or Prevocational Maths. Achieve a “C” on the QCS test.

    59. Getting to 20 Credits Academic Pathway 5 Sound achievements at exit over 4 semesters – 20 credits

    60. Sample of Credits - Authority Subject Exit Level Credits English VHA 4 Maths B HA 4 Maths C SA 4 Chemistry SA 4 Physics LA Biology VHA 4 = 20 Credits

    61. Sample of Credits - Authority Registered Subject Exit Level Credits English Communication VHA 4 Recreation HA 4 Prevocational Mathematics SA 4 Manufacturing SA 4 Information Technology Cert II 4 Business Cert II 4 = 20 Credits

    62. Sample of Credits - Alternative Pathways Subject Exit Level Credits English Communication SA 4 Prevocational Mathematics SA 4 Manufacturing SA 4 School-based Apprenticeship 96 Days Completed 4 25% of Cert III 2 Completion of Cert III in future 4 = 20 Credits

    63. Is this just? The QCE demonstrates that a student has achieved what they set out to achieve from senior. It isn’t designed to separate students for tertiary entry. It allows prospective employers to see that a student has achieved their goals at their own level.

    64. Additional Options for Senior Commence university subjects in Year 11 and 12. For example: Start QUT QUT Accounting in Schools Program Complete TAFE Certificate Courses. For example: Cert III in Allied Health Cert III in Children’s Services

    65. Additional Options for Senior cont.. Complete TAFE short courses E.g. Bar training School-based Apprenticeships E.g. Hairdressing School-based Traineeships E.g. Hospitality

    66. School Based Apprenticeships or Traineeships Allow high school students (typically Years 11 and 12) to work with an employer as paid employees while continuing at school. At the same time, students undertake a training qualification with a registered training organisation chosen by both the employer and the student. It must impact on their school timetable for the program to be considered school-based.

    67. Benefits of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship receiving both an education and a job being a step ahead of the competition for jobs learning the latest knowledge and skills getting paid while you learn working towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification

    68. Benefits of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship cont… gaining hands-on experience in a real job gaining the skills and experience to help you go on to tertiary study experiencing a way to move from school to work gaining a sense of achievement

    69. In What Areas are SAT’s Available? Hospitality Hairdressing Painting Motor Mechanic Concreting Office Administration Information Technology Optometry Assistant Plumbing Carpentry Retail Aged Care Boat Building Veterinary Assistant Graphic Design Sport and Recreation Hairdressing Plus Dozens More

    70. Getting started To start, you must find an employer and have the support of your parent or guardian, and your school. You and your parent or guardian need to sign a training contract with your employer.

    71. Cert III in Allied Health Possible career paths: employment as an allied health assistant. transfer to a diploma course with credit. assists with rank score to allow entry to university. 8 QCE credits

    72. Accounting Pathways Project Students complete a Cert III in Financial Services in Year 11 This will contribute an additional 8 QCE Credits Accounting SA – 4 Credits Cert III – 8 Credits This could lead to employment in the financial sector

    73. In Year 12 Students may study a Diploma of Accounting. This will contribute additional QCE points, give students a rank equivalent to an OP of 7 and provide 5 subjects credit for a Bachelor of Business.

    74. Legal Studies Project Students studying Legal Studies will also be enrolled in Brisbane North Institute of TAFE. Students will complete a Cert III in Legal Studies with a minimum of extra study. Additionally in Year 12 students have the option of studying two university subjects.

    75. Legal Studies Project - Benefits 12 QCE Credits Meets minimum requirements for Police Force entry Direct entry to QUT for successful completion of two subjects.

    76. From here: Students will complete career education course. SET plan interviews will be conducted. Subject selection will occur.

    79. SET PLANS READ & DISCUSS SENIOR SCHOOL HANDBOOK BEFORE SET PLAN INTERVIEW ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE SET PLAN INTERVIEW COME TO INTERVIEW WITH SUBJECTS IN MIND SET PLAN PROCESS INFORMS SUBJECT LINES

    80. SENIOR TIMETABLE OFFERINGS SUBJECT SELECTION FORM DEVELOPED FROM SET PLANS 7 SUBJECTS WILL NEED TO BE SELECTED

    81. SENIOR SUCCESS FOR GREATEST SUCCESS CHOOSE WISELY AS CHANGING SUBJECTS AFTER THE SEMESTER HAS COMMENCED CAN PRESENT DIFFICULTIES IN UNDERSTANDING THE SUBJECT AND COMPLETING THE COURSE

    82. ASSIGNMENT POLICY ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE IN BY OR BEFORE THE DUE DATE STUDENT MUST SUBMIT DRAFT AND HAVE WORKNOTES AVAILABLE EXTENSIONS MUST BE SOUGHT BEFORE DUE DATE MEDICAL CERT IF ILL ON DUE DATE NON-SUBMISSION OF ANY MATERIAL DISALLOWS CREDIT FOR SUBJECT

    83. REMAINING INTERESTED & BEING PERSISTENT WILL END IN CHEERS.