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SRHS Senior Subject Selection 2013
Transcript of SRHS Senior Subject Selection 2013
Work Ready stream
SRHS Senior Subject Selection Night 2013
Q & A
Consult with UWS & TAFE teams
Visit the faculty displays
Talk with our teaching teams
Plan with the 'stream' desks
Ms Donna Ferrett
What is an ATAR?
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) allows students to gain entry to University.
The ATAR is a number between 0.00 and 99.95 with increments of 0.05.
An ATAR of 80.00 indicates that a student is in the top 20 per cent of his or her age group.
Completion of at least 10 units of Board Developed Courses including at least:
eight units from Category A courses
no more than two units of Category B courses
two units of English (Standard or Advanced)
three Board Developed courses of two units or greater
What do subjects do I pick?
In a nutshell, pick subjects that you will:
perform well in
need to achieve your learning goals
Regional Vocational Education Consultant
Regional SBAT Coordinator
Designed to prepare students for the world of work
Includes a range of technical, personal and organisational skills valued in and beyond the workplace.
Gain vocational skills and qualifications while completing their HSC.
Receive a nationally recognised Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) credential on successful completion of a course.
WHAT IS VET (VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING)?
A School Based Traineeship is a combination of part-time work and HSC study over two years
Students complete a Certificate II Vocational
Education course with an RTO.
The RTO is selected by the employer,
but it could be the student’s school if the
course is delivered there.
WHAT IS A SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIP (SBT)?
Students develop skills during work placement by:
Following hygiene and safety practices
Organising and preparing ingredients for cooking
Working alongside chefs to prepare menu items
Participating in stock ordering and rotation
Developing menus for special functions
Students develop skills during
work placement by:
Following instruction from the employer
Working in a team
Using safe work practices
Using construction tools
Solving environmental problems
Interpreting plans for constructing buildings
Is one formal part of the HSC requirements and is a mandatory requirement of all Industry Curriculum Framework VET courses, usually 70 hours over 2 years
Creates opportunities to gain full time or part time employment.
Provides opportunities for students to:
Practice and develop skills on the job
Learn specific skills to their industry
Develop generic employability skills e.g. communication
Your school offers:
Sport Fitness and Recreation
These will count towards your HSC, but will NOT count towards an ATAR.
BOARD ENDORSED COURSES
VET OPTIONS @ YOUR SCHOOL
A combination of a part-time apprenticeship and HSC study.
The first 2 years of the SBA are part-time = 1st year of a standard apprenticeship
After the HSC, it will become a full-time apprenticeship - 3yrs additional
Student and employer sign a 5 year training contract arrangement approved by NSW DEC.
WHAT IS A SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIP (SBA)?
Working in the Sport Coaching industry involves:
coaching and administration of sport
preparation for sports sessions
application of sports and competition rules
developing and teaching
dealing with client feedback
organising and completing daily tasks
developing a knowledge of the industry
basic sports skills
SPORT, FITNESS & RECREATION
NEW SOUTH WALES BOARD OF STUDIES
SAMPLE HSC AND VET CREDENTIAL
These are Category B subjects, so only one can contribute to your ATAR.
There are 2 HSC Industry Curriculum Framework (ICF) courses available at Sarah Redfern HS:
Note: You must do the optional HSC exam if you want this to count towards your ATAR.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WITHIN
THE HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE
So...for young people who have completed Year 10 but have not reached 17 years of age there are a number of options, including:
School VET courses
SBATs and IBL
SO WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
Preliminary & HSC requirements
The Stream Model
VET and TAFE options
Q & A
What happens now?
Final subject selection sheets can be found near each of the stream stands - they are colour-coded according to the stream you choose.
You need to place subjects in order of preference.
You can submit these at the stands tonight
You can submit these to Ms Zieba by this
Thank you for attending -
please travel home safely!
Choose this stream if you are considering going to University after school.
This is the only stream where you will be eligible to receive an ATAR.
Choose this stream if you are unsure of your career path; thinking of seeking permanent employment or considering leaving before you finish Year 12.
You cannot gain entry to university in this stream.
Choose this VET stream if you are looking to receive a VET or TAFE qualification in addition to your HSC.
You cannot gain entry to university in this stream.
The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the highest educational award you can gain in New South Wales schools.
is an internationally recognised credential
provides a strong foundation for the future
is standards-based. Students receive HSC marks that indicate the standard they have achieved.
Units of study
All courses in the Preliminary/HSC have a unit value.
Most courses are 2 Units
2 Units =120 hours per year
2 Units = 100 marks in the HSC exam
1 Unit = 60 hours; 50 marks in HSC exam
All 2 unit HSC courses have equal status
Why Year 11 is important...
Students must satisfactorily complete the Preliminary course before they are eligible to commence the corresponding HSC course.
Preliminary Course (Year 11)
Minimum of 12 units
HSC Course (Year 12)
Minimum of 10 units
Both Preliminary and HSC Courses must include:
6 units from Board Developed Courses
2 units of English
3 courses of 2 units or greater
at least 4 subjects
At most six units of courses in science can count towards HSC eligibility.
Types of Courses
Board Developed Courses
These are the large number of courses set and examined by the Board of Studies, which also contribute to the calculation of the ATAR.
Board Endorsed Courses
These courses are developed by schools, TAFE and universities. They count towards your HSC, but do not have an HSC examination and do not contribute towards the calculation of your ATAR.
Ms Lyn Kenny
Education Consultant SWS
Ms Natalie Zieba
Ms Emma Lindsay
VET courses contribute towards your HSC and Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) VET credentials, recognised by industry and employers throughout Australia.
Some of the Board Developed VET courses have an optional HSC exam, so if you choose to sit the exam your results can also count towards your ATAR.
Did you know?
Transition Plans completed
Work Ready Week (Term 4)
Work Experience (Term 4)
If you have special education needs you can earn your HSC by studying Life Skills courses.
There are specific entry requirements for the Life Skills courses and you still need to meet the general eligibility and study patterns to gain your HSC.
Life Skills courses do not count towards the ATAR.
Locally-delivered TVET courses on Tuesday afternoons are ideal as they cause minimal disruption to your pattern of study.
Talk to the staff in the stream support area.