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TRANBY COLLEGE. Year Ten & Eleven Parent Information Evening – Course Selection 17 August, 2010. Age of Compulsory Education (Leaving Age).

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    1. TRANBY COLLEGE Year Ten & Eleven Parent Information Evening – Course Selection 17 August, 2010

    2. Age of Compulsory Education (Leaving Age) • Astudent in Western Australia needs to remain at school, or be engaged in another approved option, until the end of the year in which he or she turns 17 years of age. • Approved options are: • Full-time in a school • Full-time home-based schooling • Full-time enrolment in a training institution, e.g. TAFEWA or private RTO • An apprenticeship or traineeship • A Community Based Course • A combination programme involving part-time schooling/training and/or part-time work • Full-time employment

    3. The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) • Awarded at the completion of Year Twelve • Achievement dependent on certain criteria • Required for university entrance • Helps schools cater for all students, including students who: • are university-bound • are TAFE-bound • are planning to enter the workforce on leaving school • have special requirements or disabilities

    4. WACE Courses of Study • Courses split into four stages – Preliminary, Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 • P stage units cater for students with special needs (not offered at Tranby College in Years Eleven or Twelve) • Stages include combinations of units, which may be delivered as semester units or concurrently during the year • Each unit is based on notional 55 hours • Units become increasingly difficult at each stage • More than one unit pair may be studied within a stage. Second unit pair may be more difficult

    5. WACE Courses of Study • Moves from practical and familiar content and contexts to increased complexity and depth with more theoretical and abstract concepts and contexts

    6. WACE Requirements – Year 12 in 2011 • Complete at least 20 course units, including at least 3 two-unit combinations • Achieve an average grade of C or better in at least 10 course units from at least 5 courses • For the 3 two-unit combinations, the last two units completed are used in the calculation of the C grade average for that course • Achieve Curriculum Council English Language Competence and 4 English course units (at least 2 units must be studied in the final year of schooling) • Complete, in the final year of schooling, at least 1 course (a pair of units) from: “List A” (arts/languages/social science), and “List B” (mathematics/ science/technology) • Sit for WACE examinations and “make a genuine attempt”, unless exempt

    7. WACE Requirements – Year 12 in 2011 (cont.) • Moving from Year Eleven to Year Twelve • Logically, course moves up one stage, e.g. 1C/D to 2A/B, 2A/B to 3A/B • May stay within a stage, e.g. 1A/B to 1C/D, 2A/B to 2C/D • May repeat a course unit/pair – why? • May drop down one stage – why?

    8. WACE Requirements – Year 12 in 2011 (cont.) • Calculation of the C grade average (average 1.5 points)

    9. WACE Requirements 2010 (cont.)

    10. C grade average 2010Example (1) 3 pairs of units 5 courses 10 units A 2 x 2.5= 5 points B 4 x 2= 8 points C 3 x 1.5= 4.5 points D 1 x 1= 1 point Total 18.5 Average 1.85 C grade ave = 1.5 10

    11. C grade average 2010Example (2) 3 pairs of units 5 courses 10 units A B 4 x 2= 8 points C 2 x 1.5= 3 points D 3 x 1= 3 point E 1 x 0.5 = 0.5 points Total 14.5 Average 1.45 C grade ave = 1.5 11

    12. WACE Requirements – Year 11 in 2011 • Complete at least 20 course units – must include 4 units from English or Literature during Years 11 & 12 (at least 2 units in Year 12) • Achieve a C grade average or better across the best 16 course units, of which at least 8 must be completed in Year 12 • Achieve Curriculum Council English Language Competence – automatically achieved with a C grade in any Stage 1 or higher course in English or Literature • Complete, in Year 12, at least 1 pair of course units from: “List A” (arts/languages/social science), and “List B” (mathematics/ science/technology) • Sit for WACE examinations and “make a genuine attempt”, unless exempt

    13. WACE Requirements – Year 11 in 2011 (cont.) • Calculation of the C grade average (average 1.5 points)

    14. WACE Requirements – Year 11 in 2011 (cont.)

    15. WACE Requirements – Year 11 in 2011 (cont.)

    16. WACE Requirements – Year 11 in 2011 (cont.) • Calculation of the C grade average (average 1.5 points) A 6 x 2.5 = 15 points B 7 x 2 = 14 points C 3 x 1.5 = 4.5 points D 0 x 1 = 0 points E 0 x 0.5 = 0 points Total 33.5 points Average 2.1 points C grade average = 1.5 points

    17. English Language Competence • Automatically achieved with a C grade in any Stage 1 or higher course in English or Literature • If not automatically achieved as above, the standard for English language competence is defined by work samples • Schools will evaluate student work using the criteria and exemplars provided in the 2009 Guide to WACE English Language Competence • For students at risk of not achieving this standard, the College will need to review a range of their work. The work selected may be drawn from English or a range of courses. The work selected and the process used is a school decision

    18. Examinations in 2011 & Beyond • WACE courses: ALL students in their final year who are enrolled in Stage 2 or 3 units sit the examination, and make a genuine attempt (unless exempt) • Separate examinations for Stage 2 and 3 course units. No WACE exam for Stage 1 units • Some courses will have practical or performance examinations, e.g. Dance, Drama, PE Studies, Indonesian

    19. Community Service • Community service provides opportunities for young people to develop the values, skills and understandings needed to contribute to civic wellbeing • Community service is defined as: ‘Activities undertaken for the benefit of individuals and/or community for no financial reward.’ • The College will continue to encourage students to complete Community Service • Community Service no longer a requirement for achievement of the WACE. Hours to be recorded on Statement of Results

    20. Options for Year 11 & 12 Students • School Apprenticeship Link (SAL) • Apprenticeships / Traineeships • TAFE • University • Employment

    21. School Apprenticeship Link (SAL) • SAL is a school-based transition from school to an apprenticeship for students in Years Eleven and Twelve • Students in the SAL programme must attend school, undertake training at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) participating in the programme and be linked to a minimum of two employers for work placement

    22. School Apprenticeship Link (SAL) cont. The SAL family of trades programme is available in these industries: • automotive (heavy and light vehicle, auto body refinishing and repair, auto electrical) • building and construction (wall and floor tiling, bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, ceiling fixing, plastering, painting) • food (cooking, pastry cook, bread baking) • horticulture (landscaping, nursery, turf, gardening) • furniture trades (cabinet making, furniture finishing, upholstery) • metals and engineering (plant, fabrication and mechanical fitting) • hairdressing

    23. TAFE Entrance Requirements 2011 • Competency based qualifications – require the lower level award that is stipulated, e.g. if course is Certificate IV, then Certificate III is required as entry. • Generic Competency Benchmarks - Communication skills (reading, writing, speaking & listening) - Mathematics skills • Level of competency required set for each course • Evidence of competency provided by results from studies in Years Ten, Eleven and Twelve • “Skills Calculator”

    24. TAFE Entrance Requirements 2011

    25. TAFE Entrance Requirements 2011

    26. TAFE Selection Criteria 2011 + • Apply to a number of TAFEWA qualifications – entrance requirements must first be met • These courses classed as “competitive”, e.g. nursing, education assistant, electrical pre-apprenticeship

    27. University Entrance 2012 +

    28. University Entrance • Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) - The TEA will be calculated by adding the best four scaled scores in courses, providing that for school candidates at least two different units of the course have been completed. Provides a score out of 400. No course can be counted more than once

    29. University Entrance • ATAR: Australian Tertiary Admission Rank • The basis of admission to most university courses. You are ranked in order of merit based on your ATAR. • Ranges between 0 and 99.95. It reports your rank relative to all other WA students of Year 12 school leaving age and takes into account the number of students with a Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) as well as the number of people of Year 12 school leaving age in the population of this state. • An ATAR of 75.00 indicates that you have an overall rating equal to or better than 75% of the Year 12 school leaving age population in Western Australia. • “ATAR Calculator”

    30. UNACCEPTABLE COURSE COMBINATIONS • You cannot use the following course combinations in calculating your ATAR. It may be possible to take both courses but the result in only one may be used to calculate your ATAR. • Biological Sciences with Human Biological Science • Chemistry with Integrated Science • English with English as an Additional Language/Dialect • English with Literature • English as an Additional Language/Dialect with Literature • Indonesian: Background Speakers with Indonesian: Second Language • Indonesian: Background Speakers with Malay: Background Speakers • Physics with Integrated Science • NOTE: In addition to unacceptable course combinations listed above and below, no more than two of Mathematics, Mathematics: Specialist can be used.

    31. Stage Increments • For courses that have stage 2 and stage 3 exams, an increment of 15 will be added to the stage 3 combined standardised scores before scaling. • Mathematics • Combined unscaled marks for 2A/2B – no increment • Combined unscaled marks for 2C/2D + 10 • Combined unscaled marks for 3A/3B + 20 • Combined unscaled marks for 3C/3D + 30 • Mathematics: Specialist • Combined unscaled marks for 3A/3B – no increment • Combined unscaled marks for 3C/3D + 15

    32. Stage Increments: Counselling Good educational principles • Do the highest level of which you are capable • Challenge, motivation, development • What is required to reach your goals? • Prerequisites for university course; good background knowledge • Be realistic • Ability, interest, background • Repeating units • For students in Year 11, 2011, units can be repeated but only best result contributes to WACE

    33. Stage Increments: Counselling Stage 2 v Stage 3 • Within each course, Stage 2 is less academically demanding than Stage 3 • Students who complete Stage 3 courses are involved in higher order academic skills more suitable for coping with university studies • Increments encourage completion of Stage 3 courses • Stage 2 scaled more severely than Stage 3 • University entrance more likely if ATAR made up of 4 x Stage 3 courses but Stage 2 marks can contribute to ATAR

    34. Course Selection Process • Read carefully through the Pathways 2010 booklet • Recommendation made by English & Mathematics teachers • Attend Course Presentation Evening (24 August). Speak with teachers of courses • Consider goals and aspirations. Consider university prerequisites (see TISC booklet) • Choose 6 courses, one from each line of the grid (possibly 5 in Year 12) • Obtain approval from teachers and parents • Make comment if you wish • Return selection form to Senior Administration Office (Monday 30 August)

    35. Thank you for your attendance this evening.