Senior Secondary School Assessment Policy 2018

This policy is provided to all Senior students at Wanneroo Secondary College and is based on School Curriculum and Standards Authority requirements.

Senior students are enrolled in a combination of WACE ATAR, General, Foundation, Preliminary and VET industry specific courses. Some students are also gaining credit for the WACE by undertaking one of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications (e.g. Business, Sport & Recreation….) and/or one of the endorsed programs (Workplace Learning) which are available at the College. The VET qualifications are delivered and assessed in partnership with a registered training organisation (RTO) e.g. YMCA.

This policy applies to the assessment of all Senior WACE courses and VET Certificates.

The Learning Centre may vary the requirements for the Preliminary units and required work.

To achieve WACE a student must

  • Complete a minimum of 20 units or equivalent
    • 1. A minimum of 10 Year 12 units, or the equivalent
    • 2. Two Year 11 units from an English course, post-Year 10, including at least one pair of Year 12 units from an English course
    • 3. One pair of Year 12 units from each of List A (arts/languages/social sciences) and List B (mathematics/science/technology). Achievement of at least 14 C grades or higher (or the equivalent) in Year 11 and 12 units, including at least six C grades, or equivalents, in Year 12. (Explanatory notes 5 and 6)
  • Completion of at least four Year 12 ATAR courses OR a Certificate II (or higher) VET qualification.
  • Pass all three OLNA Tests by the end of year 12
  • Students enrolled in a Year 12 ATAR course must sit the external examination in that course. If students do not sit an ATAR course examination and do not have an approved sickness/misadventure application for that course, the grades for the pair of units completed in that year will not contribute towards any of the WACE requirements. Students who do not sit the ATAR course examination will not have a course mark or grade recorded on their WASSA, nor will they receive an ATAR course report. For ATAR courses with practical components, students must complete both the written and practical examinations

To see the full Senior School Assessment Policy, please click here.

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