Your Higher School Certificate 2014 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 requirements •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 commitments. • 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 Accreditation) 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 applicants 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 courses. • English is the only compulsory subject. 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 •Geography •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) •Ceramics •Computing Applications •Photography •Video and Digital Imaging •Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation •Visual Design •Other TVET Courses ( Refer to TVET guide) ATAR All Category A Subjects ATAR/VET At Least 4 Category A one Category B and one CEC VET At least 3 Category B and two CEC http://www.myfuture.edu.au 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 Electrotechnology Nursing Tourism Sport and Recreation Hairdressing Marketing Multi Media Property Services Petersham Enmore Design Centre NSW Apprenticeships and Traineeships School based traineeships and apprenticeships 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 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 Process Summary of Courses offered at Tempe High School Check the •category •Units •Year 11 •Year 12 •ATAR 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.