WACE Examinations 2015
WACE examinations began in the holidays with some practical examinations such as Drama, Dance, Languages and Physical Education studies already completed. Written examinations commence on Monday 2 November, so Year 12 students should be focused on their studies, using their time to review any areas of weakness and seeking help on areas identified in their final College examinations.
If a student is unable to complete an examination on the day due to being unwell, a medical certificate must be provided. Students need to complete a sickness/misadventure application, which are available from Mrs Oaten.
On 29 December, results will be available on the Authority’s website at https://www.wace.wa.edu.au. To access this site students will need their SCSA student number.
We wish all the Year 12 students preparing for examinations and those who have now completed Certificate Courses all the best in their future endeavors.
Year 12, 2016 Courses Begin Week 4
Year 11 students will be reviewing examinations and completing courses on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October following course reviews, before Year 12 courses commence on Monday 2 November.
This initiative enables Year 12 students to have five weeks in Term 4 to begin courses. Most courses will complete one unit of work including one assessment task. Attendance by all students concluding on Friday 5 December is an expectation at this crucial time. All Year 11 students have received an email with details of their appointment time for their course review and transition to Year 12. This is a time for students to reflect on Year 11, the successes, the challenges and changes for Year 12 with a senior member of staff.
Year 10 Examinations
Year 10 examinations begin in Week 6 and I encourage all parents to have a discussion with their daughters about the methods they are using to revise. Some suggested questions for discussion are listed below.
Does your daughter:
- have all exam dates marked in her planner and on the family calendar?
- have a plan that indicates when she will revise for each subject?
- have revision notebooks for each subject with summary notes completed at least a week before exams begin.
- have a page to record problem areas at the back of her revision notebook?
- have an objective sheet as a guide for areas of revision?
- know how to learn the information such as writing paragraphs, concept maps, flash cards?
- need assistance in any of the above areas?
Ms Jansen, Mrs Newton, Mrs Bell and I are all available to assist Year 10 students in planning for their examinations.
Mrs Jennifer Oaten, Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning