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Ye a r 1 0 S u b j e c t S e l e c t i o n f o r S t a g e 6 For Year 10 students and their parents. Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 Course Selection Considerations Abilities Interests/Motivation Career aspirations and needs Syllabus requirements - Practical/Major work components Subject combinations Other commitments

Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 The Higher School Certificate is the culmination of a students school career is the highest educational award that can be achieved at secondary school in New South Wales reports student achievement in terms of a standard achieved in individual courses presents a profile of student achievement across a broad range of subjects Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 HSC Course Structure

All courses in the HSC have a unit value Most courses are 2 units which equates to 120 hours of study and an HSC result out of 100 Some courses are 1 unit. This is equivalent to 60 hours of study and a HSC result out of 50 Many 1 unit courses are extension courses, enabling 3 or 4 units of a course to be studied Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 Requirements for the HSC Year 11 (Terms 1 to 3 in 2018)

minimum of 12 units students must satisfactorily complete the Year 11 course before commencing the corresponding Year 12 course Year 12 (Term 4 in 2018, Terms 1 to 3 in 2019) minimum of 10 units Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 Requirements for the HSC

Both the Year 11 and Year 12 pattern of study must include: 2 units of compulsory English at least 6 units of Board Developed Courses at least 3 courses of 2 units value or greater

at least 4 subjects (including English) a maximum of 6 units of Science may be included in the Year 11 pattern of study. from 2019, a maximum of 7 units of Science may be included in the Year 12 pattern of study.

Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 Ty p e s o f H S C C o u r s e s Board Developed Courses Board Endorsed Courses HSC examination (there will be an optional examination in English Studies and Mathematics Standard 1; and no examination for Life Skills courses) No HSC examination school-based assessment only

May be included in the calculation of a students Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Not included in the calculation of a students Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Includes the Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses offered at BHS Includes some Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.

Includes Life Skills courses. Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 B o a r d D e v e l o p e d C o u r s e s a n d t h e ATA R Category A Courses Category B Courses May be included in the calculation of a students Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

No more than 2 units of Category B courses can be included in the calculation of a students ATAR Compulsory HSC Examination for most courses Optional HSC examination for some courses Include VET Curriculum Framework courses which have compulsory work placement. Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6

S AT I S FA C T O RY C O M P L E T I O N O F A C O U R S E Students must: follow the course developed or endorsed by NESA apply themselves with diligence and sustained effort to the set tasks and experiences provided in the course by the school, and achieve some or all of the course outcomes VET Board Developed Courses require students to complete mandatory work placement Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 ADDITIONAL COMPLETION

REQUIREMENTS FOR HSC COURSES Students must: complete HSC assessment tasks that contribute in excess of 50 per cent of available marks in courses where internal assessment marks are submitted, and sit for and make a serious attempt at any requisite Higher School Certificate examinations for a course Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 HSC Examinations Contribute 50% of HSC mark Optional VET exams provide 100% of the HSC mark Some courses have practical examinations and/or

submitted works or projects in addition to the written HSC examination Written examinations are held in October and November each year Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 H S C : A l l M y O w n Wo r k HSC: All My Own Work is a mandatory program designed to help HSC students to follow the principles and practices of good scholarship. It consists of five modules:

Scholarship Principles and Practices Acknowledging Sources Plagiarism Copyright Working with Others At BHS, students will complete this program at the end of Year 10. Key Features of some Courses

Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 E n g l i s h Ye a r 11 English Advanced English Extension (must be studied with Advanced) English Standard English EAL/D (English as an additional language or dialect) English Studies Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 E n g l i s h Ye a r 1 2 English Advanced

English Extension 1 (must be studied with Advanced) English Extension 2 (must be studied with Extension 1) English Standard English EAL/D English Studies Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 M a t h e m a t i c s Ye a r 11 Mathematics Mathematics Extension (must be studied with Mathematics) Mathematics Standard

Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 M a t h e m a t i c s Ye a r 1 2 Mathematics Mathematics Extension 1 (must be studied with Mathematics) Mathematics Extension 2 (must be studied with Mathematics Extension 1) Mathematics Standard 2 Mathematics Standard 1 Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6

Additional Extension Courses Year 12 History Extension Music Extension Science Extension Extension courses are also available for selected Languages and VET courses Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 Life Skills Courses Life Skills Courses are designed for a small percentage of students with special education needs. Life Skills Courses:

have Board Developed Course status contribute to the attainment of the HSC do not have HSC examinations and so do not contribute to the calculation of an ATAR Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 VET in the HSC Industry Curriculum Frameworks Vocation Context HSC Context

Requirements from the Training Package Requirements from the Board of Studies Competency-based assessment Optional HSC Examination (for 240-hour courses) Assessment requirements VET courses let you complete a workplace credential while still at school

Qualifications are recognised Australia-wide (AQF Australian Qualifications Framework) Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 Industry curriculum framework Board Developed HSC VET syllabus Based on nationally endorsed Training Package(s) lists which qualifications and units of competency have been included in the HSC syllabus describes how units of competency are arranged into HSC VET courses Includes HSC outcomes and content

Has an optional HSC examination provides access to ATAR pathway Includes a mandatory work placement Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 VET Assessment Assessment is competency based Assessment of relevant tasks counts towards AQF VET qualification component Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6

V E T: B o a r d D e v e l o p e d C o u r s e s Automotive Human Services Business Services Construction Information and Digital Technology Electrotechnology

Metal and Engineering Entertainment Industry Primary Industries Retail Services Financial Services Hospitality Tourism, Travel and Events Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 VET Credentials

Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 School Based Apprenticeships and Tr a i n e e s h i p s ( S B ATs ) These can be undertaken in conjunction with a VET course and involve completing a set number of days of paid work placement. (eg Construction 144 days, Automotive 130 days, Hospitality 100 days) The related VET course can be delivered by the school or by an external provider. It is the students responsibility to find the employer. The school will then pass this information on to the DECs SBAT Coordinator who is responsible for establishing the

traineeship or apprenticeship. HSC Credentials Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 Record of School Achievement Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 N S W H S C Te s t a m u r Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6

HSC Record of Achievement Most Most BDC BDC HSC HSC courses courses listed listed with withAssessment Assessment Mark, Mark, Examination Examination Mark, Mark, HSC HSC Mark

Mark and and Performance Performance Band Band All All Preliminary Preliminary and and Stage Stage 55 courses courses will will be

be on on separate separate certificates certificates Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 HSC Marks Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 How is the HSC Mark Determined?

Note: The external examination could include a submitted major work Australian Tertiary Admission Rank Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 A u s t r a l i a n Te r t i a r y A d m i s s i o n R a n k The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): is for students wishing to gain a place at a university is a rank NOT a mark

provides information about how a student performs overall in relation to other students Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 ATA R E l i g i b i l i t y R e q u i r e m e n t s Satisfactory completion of: at least 10 units of Board Developed Courses including 2 units of English at least 4 Board Developed Courses at least 8 units of Category A courses No more than 2 units of Category B courses will be used when calculating an ATAR

Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 B o a r d D e v e l o p e d C o u r s e s a n d t h e ATA R Category A Courses Category B Courses May be included in the calculation of a students Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) No more than 2 units of Category B courses can be included in the calculation of a students ATAR

Compulsory HSC Examination for most courses Optional HSC examination for some courses Include VET Curriculum Framework courses which have compulsory work placement. Also includes: English Studies Mathematics Standard 1 Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6

ATA R C a l c u l a t i o n NESA Examination + Assessment Mark Mark School HSC Mark Universities Admissions Centre Scaled Marks 2 units of English +

next best 8 units ATAR The scaled mark for each course is based on the quality of the candidates in that course in that year www.uac.edu.au Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6

D i f f e r e n c e B e t w e e n H S C a n d ATA R HSC is for all students reports student achievement in terms of a standard achieved in individual courses presents a profile of student achievement across a broad range of subjects

ATAR is for students wishing to gain a place at a university is a rank NOT a mark provides information about how students perform overall in relation to other students provides the discrimination required by universities for the selection process

Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6 Other Considerations What do I want for my future? What pathway best suits me? Ask for advice from: teachers parents Year adviser careers adviser students in Years 11 and 12 Year 10 Subject Selection for Stage 6

More Information www.educationstandards.nsw.edu.au www.uac.edu.au

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