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.
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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
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