Subject Choice Presentation

Your Higher
School Certificate
Good Bye School Certificate
Hello RoSA
•The Record of School Achievement (RoSA) is a new credential for all
students to recognise school achievement before receiving their Higher
School Certificate (HSC).
•The RoSA will show your Year 10 grades, as well as any grades for
Year 11 (Preliminary) courses completed after that.
•To receive a RoSA you will need to meet your school’s attendance
•Grades for all your courses in Year 10 and 11 will be based on your
results in assessment tasks you do throughout the year.
•If you are leaving school before getting your HSC you will have the
option of sitting literacy and numeracy tests.
•The literacy and numeracy test results will be reported separately to the
RoSA credential.
You have come to the time where
you will be deciding on your subjects
for your Year 12 Higher School
Certificate in 2014.
This is not an easy decision and needs to
be made by talking to:
• Your Careers Adviser
• Your Teachers
• Your Family
Most importantly you must think about
what you enjoy learning, your interests
and your skills.
Ask yourself
• How much study am I prepared to commit to for my HSC?
• What else is happening in my life and how will this affect
my HSC? - such as sport, part time job and family
• Do I want to study subjects that require writing essays?
• Do I want to study subjects that have a major project?
• What type of HSC do I want?
What type of HSC do I want ?
• ATAR – All my Category A subjects will
contribute to an ATAR ( Australian Tertiary
Admissions Rank)
• ATAR/Vocational VET (Combines Category A
and Category B Subjects)
• Non ATAR / VET– (Vocational and TAFE
Your type of HSC will depend on your
combination of subjects
WHAT is the ATAR?
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
• Is a number between 0.00 and 99.95
(only ATARs above 30 will be reported)
• Is a rank, not a mark
• Is used by universities to rank
The following list contains Board
Developed Courses available for
Year 11 2010.
• All courses are of 2 unit value
except some VET courses, and
Extension courses that are usually
of 1 unit value.
• Eligibility rules apply to the
study of English as a Second
Language (ESL), Beginners
Languages and some Continuers
Languages courses.
• Certain rules and prerequisites
apply to the study of Extension
• English is the only compulsory
ATAR – Category A
• Ancient History
• HSC History Extension*
• Biology
• Business Studies
• Chemistry
• Design and Technology
• Drama
• Economics
• Engineering Studies
• English as a Second Language
• English (Standard)**
• English (Advanced)
• HSC English Extension 1
• HSC English Extension 2
• General Mathematics
• Mathematics
• HSC Mathematics Extension 1
• HSC Mathematics Extension 2
• Industrial Technology
ATAR (Category A)
•Information Processes and Technology
• Legal Studies
•Modern History
• HSC History Extension*
• Music 1
• Music 2 HSC Music Extension
• Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
• Physics
• Senior Science
• Society and Culture
• Software Design and Development
• Languages both Beginners and Continuers
Saturday School Community Languages
VET Industry Curriculum Frameworks ATAR/VET
( Category B )
•Information Technology
• Metal and Engineering
• Construction
• Electrotechnology
• Entertainment Industry
• Hospitality
• Business Services
• Primary Industries
• Retail Services
• Tourism and Events
• Automotive
These subjects require a
compulsory 70 work
placement component.
These subjects provide you
with dual accreditaion - ATAR
and TAFE
VET Industry Curriculum ATAR ( Category B ) studied at TAFE
• Financial Services (TVET – studied at TAFE)
Content Endorsed Courses (Non ATAR)
•Computing Applications
•Video and Digital Imaging
•Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation
•Visual Design
•Other TVET Courses ( Refer to TVET guide)
All Category A Subjects
At Least 4 Category A one Category B and one CEC
At least 3 Category B and two CEC
Study at TAFE NSW as part of your HSC
You can study Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses
through TAFE NSW as part of your HSC. Depending on what
course you want to do and where you are, courses may be
delivered at a TAFE NSW campus or at school.
Some VET courses will also help you gain a place at a university
by contributing to your Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank (See
the course-specific information to find out if it has an ATAR.) You
can also get an industry qualification at the same time.
More reasons to study a VET course as part of your HSC:
• you will gain work skills and experience that can give you a
head start in your career
• a VET course can give you unit credit towards your HSC at the
same time as giving you a nationally recognised qualification.
TAFE Booklet
Students at Tempe High School are currently studying the
following TVET courses.
Ultimo TAFE
St George
Automotive studies
Financial Services
Graphic Design
Computer Aided Design
Information Technology
Sport and Recreation
Multi Media
Property Services
Enmore Design
NSW Apprenticeships and Traineeships
School based traineeships and
School based apprenticeships and traineeships provide
students with the opportunity to attain a nationally
recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET)
qualification as well as their Higher School Certificate (HSC)
and gain valuable work skills and experience through parttime paid employment.
Both school based traineeships (SBTs) and school based
apprenticeships (SBAs) can be delivered through TAFE NSW.
Information about qualifications available within this
program is available from the SBAT website.
So Far
1. Time to think about HSC subjects
2. ATAR Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
3. Who to talk to
4. Types of HSC – ATAR ATAR/VET
5. HSC subjects: Category A, Category B, CEC’s
6. TAFE subjects
7. School Based Traineeship
Your Higher School Certificate
The HSC is made up of a minimum of 22 units of study
Year 11 Preliminary Certificate = Minimum 12 units
Begins term 1 2013 till the end of Term 3 2013.
You have to complete all the Board of Study Requirements
for the Preliminary to be eligible to progress to Year 12.
Year 12 Higher School Certificate = Minimum 10 Units
Begins in Term 4 2013 and completed by the end Term 3
2014. The HSC exams are in term 4.
What is in your folder?
1. TVET Course Guide Booklet ( Orange)
2. Subject Selection Booklet 2013( White)
3. Student Subject Survey including Expression of Interest for 3 Unit
Subjects ( Yellow)
4. Traineeship Information
5. Questions and Answers about school based traineeships
6. Studying for the HSC
Subject Selection
Summary of Courses offered at Tempe High School
Check the
•Year 11
•Year 12
Choose very carefully as this
process will determine the subjects
and the classes for 2013.
Courses with less than 15 students
may not run.
This will result in further reselection
for students whose first choices
cannot be met.

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