Year 11, 2015 - Brisbane State High School

Report
Subject Selection Evening
Year 11 – 2015
Program
• Executive Principal: Wade Haynes
• Introduction to Senior Phase of Learning
• QCE
• Pathways
• Ranks
• Senior Education & Training Plan
• Senior Requirements
• Prerequisites
• Subject Selection
Key contacts
Troy McMahon
Deputy Principal Senior School
[email protected]
Anna Dollman
Head of Department Senior Schooling
[email protected]
Alison Read-Marczak Vocational Education Coordinator
[email protected]
Michael Graves
Guidance Officer
[email protected]
Nicole Collins
Guidance Officer
[email protected]
Lauren Tull
Year 10 Coordinator 2014
[email protected]
Janice Head
Deputy Principal
Year 8
[email protected]
Senior Phase of Learning
Years 10, 11 and 12
Our goal is for each student to
have a meaningful pathway and
to establish the foundations for
a successful future.
We expect each student to
achieve a Queensland
Certificate of Education (QCE).
Queensland Certificate of Education
• A minimum of 12 credits from core at Sound Achievement
(SA) or better
• 8 credits from core, preparatory, enrichment or advanced at
SA or better
• 3 subjects of learning over 4 semesters
• At least one semester of literacy and numeracy at SA
• QCE does not influence tertiary entrance
Literacy and Numeracy requirement
Students not meeting the literacy or numeracy requirement by the
end of Year 12 will not get a QCE regardless of overall points.
Pathways at Brisbane State High
ALL STUDENTS GET A QCE
Pathways:
1.
OP
Sit QCS + 5 Authority subjects
Can include a VET
2.
Selection Rank
QTAC Selection Rank
Recommended – VET
Additional learning options:
VET – school-based or external
Certificate III, IV or Diploma
School-based Apprenticeships &
Traineeships
OP
Achievement
and Position
are not the
same thing.
What is an OP?
• OP = Overall Position
You are
selecting
subjects for 2
years.
Changing a
subject does
not mean it
‘doesn’t
count’
• OP1 (highest) to OP25 (lowest)
• Students seeking an OP:
– Have a minimum of 20 semester units (5 Authority
subjects x 4 semesters)
– Study a minimum of 3 subjects continuously through
Years 11 & 12
– Sit the Queensland Core Skills Test (QCS)
Achievement
and Position
are not the
same thing.
You are
selecting
subjects for 2
years.
How are OPs calculated?
• 5 Achievement bands:
– Very High Achievement
(VHA)
– High Achievement (HA)
– Sound Achievement (SA)
– Limited Achievement (LA)
– Very Limited Achievement
(VLA)
Changing a
subject does
not mean it
‘doesn’t
count’
• Achievement bands
separated into 10 rungs
• This represents a rank
order for this subject
Achievement
and Position
are not the
same thing.
You are
selecting
subjects for 2
years.
Changing a
subject does
not mean it
‘doesn’t
count’
• Each student assigned a
SAI (subject achievement
indicator).
• Score between 400 and
200.
• SAIs show individual
achievement compared
with the achievement of
other students in each
subject.
400
200
Scaling Achievement – Stage 1
Subject 1
Subject 2
Subject 3
Subject 4
Subject 5
QCS Subject Results Applied
Subject 6
Scaling Achievement – Stage 1
Whole of BSHS ladder
Scaling Achievement – Stage 2
School 1
School 2
School 3
School 4
School 5
QCS School Results Applied
School 6
Scaling Achievement – Stage 2
• Cut-off applied
• OP Awarded
Whole of Queensland ladder
OP Myths
• Myth 1: To get an OP1, it's better to study some subjects than
others
• Myth 2: Students with 5 or more VHAs and an "A" on the QCS
Test automatically get an OP1
• Myth 3: Students with 5 SAIs of 400 will get an OP1
• Myth 4: High achievers in a low-achieving group can't get a
good OP
www.qcaa.qld.edu.au
Vocational Education
and Training
Vocational Pathways
Registered Training Organisations
• TAFE or private providers
• Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications
• 1 day per week (5 school subjects)
• QCE points (6-8)
• Rank of 68 ( OP16)
• Cost component
• Direct entry options (eg. SBIT)
Vocational Offerings: Brisbane
Vocational Offerings: Skillstech
Vocational Pathways
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
• Certificate III level qualifications
• Workplace 1 day / week (8 hours)
• 5 school subjects
• Regular updates from apprenticeships
centre – check regularly
• Real life experience and employability
skills and get paid to work
• Work experience can offer opportunities
Example student programs
Student 1: External VET
Certificate III in Childcare completed while working one day
a week at the local Community Childcare Centre.
• 5 Authority Subjects - OP
• English, Drama, Modern History, MAA and French
Student 2: School-based Certificate
Certificate IV in Justice Studies studied at school.
• 5 Authority Subjects - OP
• English, MAA, Legal Studies, Accounting and Health
Education
Do I need an OP?
QTAC Selection Rank
• For OP students, your OP is converted to a selection rank
OR
• A rank score is calculated using weightings developed by
QTAC – Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre
Selection Rank
OP ‘equivalent’
Certificate III
68
15/16
Certificate IV
72
12/13
Diploma
82
8/9
AMEB Grade 7/8
84
8/9
Qualification
What are Bonus Ranks?
• Languages, Maths C attract 2 bonus ranks
• Senior Engineering Technology attracts 2 bonus ranks at
QUT
• University Study attracts 1 bonus rank
• OP eligible or on a Selection Rank pathway
SET Plans
• Senior Education & Training Plans
• Legislative requirement
• Plan a successful pathway – mapping current
achievement and future success and potential
post school options
• www.qtac.edu.au
• Interviews conducted Tuesday 2 September &
Wednesday 3 September.
SET Plan Bookings
http://brisbaneshs.eq.edu.au/year-10-curriculum
Senior requirements
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Post compulsory
Meaningful pathways
Attendance
Work completion
Participation
• Certificate II in Active Volunteering (Year 11 ARC)
• QCS preparation (Year 12 ARC)
• Tutorial groups (Year 12 ARC)
Year 11 & 12 students:
• Must study either English or English Communication
• Must study either Maths A, Maths B or Prevocational
Maths
• Must study 6 subjects in both year 11 & 12
• Choose any combination of 6 subjects (including English
and Maths choices)
• Studying Maths C must also study Maths B
• Wishing to study Physics are strongly encouraged to
study Maths B
Prerequisites
• BSHS Website | Our School | Policies & Reports |
Senior Schooling Policy
• Enabling successful pathways
• Ensure you check all prerequisites
Selections
are
completed
online
(OneSchool)
Selections
can only be
done once a
SET Plan
interview has
occurred.
Subject Selection Guidelines: Summary
•
English Communication or English
•
Prevocational Maths, Maths A or Maths B
•
Be aware of the school prerequisites for senior
subjects
•
Consider prerequisites for possible university courses
•
Choose subjects in which you have been
successful and have an interest in pursuing in the
next two years
•
Students are selecting six subjects for two years
•
Authority Subjects - Overall Position (OP subjects)
•
Authority Registered Subjects (non OP subjects)

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