1. Kedron SHS Year 10 Parent
INFORMATION Night 2008
3. Agenda Queensland Studies Authority (QSA)
Overall Positions (OPs)
Queensland Core Skills Test
Senior Education and Training 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?
7. Outline Range of Senior Schooling Programs
Queensland Studies Authority-main duties
Senior Schooling Certification
Student Education Profile
Overall Positions and Field Positions
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
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:
QCE – Queensland Certificate of Education
QCIA – Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement
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 eligibilityIs 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
1 – writing
2 – multiple choice x 2
3 – short answer
26. RANKWhat 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
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%
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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;
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
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
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:
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 Pathway5 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
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 Apprenticeship96 Days Completed 425% of Cert III 2Completion 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:
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 coursesE.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
Sport and Recreation
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
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
81. SENIOR SUCCESS FOR GREATEST SUCCESS CHOOSE WISELY AS CHANGING SUBJECTS AFTER THE SEMESTER HAS COMMENCED CAN
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 &
WILL END IN