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									      Year 11-12
     WACE Reminder
Preparing for University/TAFE
          WACE Summary
• Yr 12 2010/ Yr 12 2011
  – Number of units/subjects completed
  – English competence demonstrated
  – C grade average or better
  – (20 hours community service & essay = SMC
  – WACE examinations for Stage 2 & 3 courses,
    unless exempt ( Council only requires 5
    exams to be sat)
  – Breadth Study : List A and B ( only for WACE)
    A reminder of what students do
•   6 courses in Year 11 and Year 12
•   Generally, same 6 between 11 and 12
•   Private Study/ Physical Recreation
•   WACE Examination pathway or Access
    Learning pathway
Explaining Stages and Progression
WACE Exam Pathway ( TEE students)
• Do Stage 2 courses in Yr 11 and mostly Stage 3,
  Y12 ( Maths or Business might be Stage 2)
• Sit external exams ( WACE Exams – old TEE)
• Generate an ATAR (TER) Best 4
• Processes of standardisation, moderation,
  scaling and increment applied in ATAR
• Make application to public universities through
  TISC ( TISC -September to December in Year
• Notre Dame- Interview, ATAR, early offers
  WACE Examination Pathway
• TEA ( Tertiary Entrance Aggregate) – 400
• TER ( Tertiary Entrance Rank ) – 100,
  nationwide application
• 4 best scores ( not listed )
• TER of 90 = better than 90 percent of the
• Ranking used to select students applying
  for university courses
        SMC Examinations
• Mid Year Exams
• 8 June- 14 June ( 12)/16 June (11) Exams
  for all Yr 12 2A/2B (Stage 2), 3A/3B (
  Stage 3) courses and Tertiary Entrance
• Exams for all Yr 11 Stage 2 courses &
  Stage 3 Maths
• Access learning students- required at
  school ( Mr O‟Meara)
                 SMC Exams
• Y12 Mock Exams- Timetable early September ( wait for
  publication of TEE schedule and practical schedule)
• Yr 12 end of Week 1, all Week 2 of Term 3 Holidays-
  Conclude Tuesday 12/10
• Council Practical and Performance Exams- Weeks 1
• Year 11 – early exams for Maths/PE Studies ( last days
  of Yr 12 exams- first week of Term 4)
• Absence from school during class time
         Exams Continued
• Prepare now ( notes, revision, past
  papers, good answer guides, test
  examples from class)
• In- class Preparation
• Year 11 Performance ( gain skills in
• Year 11 Monitored ( Satisfactory Progress)
• Year 12- relevant to WACe Exams
• TER Predictor used
      Applying to University
• Applications start in September
• TISC Booklet and Talk
• On line, changes can be made throughout
  the process to preferences
• 6 preferences
• Rounds of Offers January
• Deferring
 TISC Slide Presentation for Year
• On main page↓
• TISC Powerpoint for WA Year 12 2010
                                                      TISC Web Site
•   University Admission 2011
    Admission Requirements for School Leavers (2010 Year 12)
•   Foreword
    Requirements for University Admission
    Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
    Competence in English
    Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank
    Last Updated 06 July 2009
•   Foreword
•   The following information is issued on behalf of the four Western Australian public universities. Its aim is to help Year 10 students to decide on their senior school subjects,
    so that they meet university admission requirements. Remember to choose subjects which will allow entry to a wide range of university courses.
•   Starting with the 2007 admissions year, university admission requirements reflect the changes occurring in senior schooling in Western Australia as a result of the
    implementation of the Western Australian Post-Compulsory Education Review Report, Our Youth, Our Future.
•   In determining the requirements for 2011 admission the universities have consulted the school sectors and the Curriculum Council, and taken account of changes
    announced in 2007 and 2008 by the Minister for Education and Training, and the Curriculum Council. At the time of publication, it is expected that TEE subjects will no
    longer be offered in 2010. All WACE courses fully implemented up to the end of 2010 will be recognised for the purpose of university admissions. There will be separate
    external examinations for stage 2 and stage 3 units in all WACE courses. To ensure the best possible chance of success in university studies, students intending to study
    WACE courses are strongly recommended to attempt stage 3 units (and in the case of mathematics courses, units 3C/3D) in Year 12, if they are capable of doing so.
•   For the remainder of this publication, in the context of Year 12 study, the term course(s) means both WACE course(s) and TEE subjects.
•   Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
    Since the late 1990s each state (except Queensland) has used a common measure to rank Year 12 students for university admission. In each state this measure has had
    different names. In Western Australia it was called the Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER).
•   It has been agreed that all states and territories (except Queensland) would replace these different names with a common name, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
    (ATAR), during 2009 and 2010.
•   In June 2009, the public universities in Western Australia agreed that there would be a phased introduction of the name change over this period, with the term TER
    (ATAR) replacing the term TER in 2009. From 2010, students will receive an ATAR. This is a name change only, and has no effect on students' ranking or the
    selection process for university.
•   This information applies to applicants who will be under 20 years of age on 28 February 2011 (ie students born on or after 1 March 1991). It is relevant only for admission
    in 2011 and is subject to change without notice.
    Steve Hoath
    TISC Executive Officer
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•   Requirements for University Admission
•   To be considered for university admission as a school leaver applicant normally you must -
•   meet the requirements for the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) prescribed by the Curriculum Council, and
•   achieve competence in English as prescribed by the individual universities, and
•   obtain a sufficiently high ATAR for entry to a particular course (Edith Cowan University may not require a ATAR for some pathways), and
•   satisfy any prerequisites or special requirements for entry to particular courses.
•   Portfolio Pathway to ECU
    In addition to the requirements outlined above, Edith Cowan University offers an additional pathway for entry by school leaver students. Students will need to satisfy
    ECU‟s competence in English requirement, as outlined below, and achieve a certain number of points determined by their school assessed results for courses and most
    Year 12 Common Assessment Framework (CAF) subjects (please check for the CAF subjects acceptable for the portfolio pathway).
    Applications will be partially assessed prior to release of final results and applicants may be required to attend an interview. Applicants seeking entry via the Portfolio Entry
    Pathway should apply through TISC, but submit their Portfolio directly to ECU.
•   Detailed information about the requirements for the Portfolio Entry Pathway to ECU may be obtained from Student Recruitment on 134 328 or
     Applying to Notre Dame
• Minimum Entry Requirements
• School results ( WACE)
• English Language Competence ( C,
• TER 70 Minimum
School Results, TER, Personal Statement,
  Reference from School, Interview
  Examples of Cut-off Scores
Curtin        2010      2009
Physio        90        91
Pharm.        85        88
Occ Therapy   85        87
   Examples of Cut-off Scores
Murdoch        2010   2009
Chiroprac      87     85
Law            80     80.05

Comm/Econ      88     85
Eng/Commerce   88     88
   Examples of Cut-off Scores

              2010   2009

Arts/Law      96.3   96.3
       Processes in TEA/ATAR
•   Raw marks to scaled marks?
•   3 processes
•   Standardisation
•   Moderation
•   Scaling
•   = comparable scores for ranking
   Why adjust student marks?
• 230 schools offering variety of
• Difficult for comparison without adjustment
• Currency example- not possible to
  compare without conversion
• Raw examination mark = standardised
• Examination papers vary from
  course/subject- course/subject, year/year
• Standardisation adjusts for these
• Example: Harder/easier exams
• Result= distribution of std marks same
  from year/year, ranking preserved
• School marks can only be compared
  through common external examination
• Moderated school mark is on the same
  scale as the standardised exam mark
• Ranking of moderated school mark is the
  same as ranking for raw mark
• Moderated school, mark different from
  student‟s school mark- small gap preferred
   Standardising School Mark
• Moderated school mark is also
  standardised using process for
  standardising raw exam mark
         Combined Score
• 50 % from standardised exam mark and
  50 % from standardised moderated school
• Combined mark used to determine the
  WACE course scores and scaled scores
• Subjects/courses are scaled to take
  account of „easier/harder‟ subjects.
• Scaling differs along distribution
      Increments for Stages
• New process – Incentive to do harder
• Added to increase the adjusted Stage 3
  combine marks relative to adjusted Stage
  2 combined marks
• Improving the Stage 3 students‟ rank
  positions within the course
• Different structure to other courses
• MAT 2C/D increment 10; MAT 3A/B
  increment 20; MAT 3C/D increment 30
 Does **** get scaled up or down?
• Before marks in courses can be used for a
  TEA – must be placed on same SCALE
• This is inter course scaling ( between
  courses, not within)
• Accounts for differences in course difficulty
  relative to others
• Average Marks Scaling (AMS)→adjusted
  combined marks
• Uses information about students‟
  performance provided by these marks to
  compare achievement of the group of
  students studying each course.
• This information used to SCALE the marks
  of all courses at the same time
• AMS modifies combined marks of each
• Outcome = the average scaled score in any
  course matches the average scaled scores
  obtained by the same group of students in all of
  their courses.
• Example: If History students as a group perform
  better across all of their courses than Geography
  students, History student marks will be generally
  scaled up relative to Geography
• School mark, exam mark, combined mark
  different to the scaled mark
WACE Report
    Access Learning (INSTEP)
• Competitive for TAFE entry and
  Alternative University Entry
• Using grades and certificate courses
• TAFE application similar to TISC
• Alternative Univ. Application to individual
  universities ( Notre Dame, ECU, Murdoch,
 TAFE Offers and Alternative Entry
• Made at varying times in the timeline
• Subject to demand and supply
• Vet Nursing ( TAFE) – extremely
• Alternative Entry- preparation courses
  often in first 6 months
              TAFE Entry
• Grade Based
• No TER/External Examination
• Most courses scored 100 point base;
• 29= qualifications; 29=work, 42=
  educational\\/skills development (grades)
• approx 80 courses competitive
          Points to Remember
• Moving from Year 10 to Yr 11 OR Year 11 to Year 12
  requires increased effort

Use the “10 marks/half a grade rule”
      Year 11                    Year 12
50% Low C                  40%         Mid D
60% High C                 50%         Low C
70% High B                 60%         High C
80% Mid A                  70%         High B

 TEN marks across 4 subjects lowers the TER by 15 at
 the mid range
• A student achieving a „C‟ in Year 11 has a:
  – 3% chance of achieving an „A‟
  – 16% chance of achieving a „B‟
  – 56% chance of achieving a „C‟
  – 20% chance of achieving a „D‟
  – 5% chance of achieving an „E
  ….in Year 12
      (BASED ON 2009 RESULTS)
Average Scaled        ATAR
    Scores         (approximate)
     80           97
     70           90
     60           78
     50           63
               At School

for 95 plus A grades (possible B) in ALL
for 90 plus B grades/A grades)
for 80s B grades
for high 70s- high C grades
     Your Personal Challenge
Access Learning
 A & B grades in ALL subjects. Don‟t
 settle for lower.

 Completion of Certificate Courses in Y 12
    University Entrance 2012
• UWA- change in courses offered. Check
  UWA web site or handout tonight (from
  web site)
               Interstate Applications
ATAR and Results
 Results available on the WEB via TISCOnline

Application to Universities
 Apply direct to universities in WA and Tasmania

   Apply through admission centres in other states:
   Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
   Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)
   Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) – NSW & ACT
   South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC)
• Competitive position of Santa Maria
• Do not get behind – be proactive – year is
  very short – this includes Access & TEE
  (WACE Exam )
• Year 11-12 is a “full time” pursuit
• Keep everything „normal‟
• Be exam focussed in study
• Check university web sites/ TAFE re:
          Study Assistance
• Study Groups
• Scholaris portal learning- past exams,
  study and revision information
• Teacher Assistance
• Maths Breakfast Club
• English and English Lit Study Classes
• Academic Associates or Academic

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