Are you on track to graduate? Confused by all the requirements?
Graduation requirements are determined by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. Please familiarise yourself with these requirements. You will then be in a better position to answer the following question.
At the end of this year our Year 12 students will receive either the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA). The WACE will be awarded to students who have completed at least 20 units (or equivalents) including: a minimum of 10 Year 12 units; at least one pair of units from Year 12 List A courses and one pair of units from a Year 12 List B course; a minimum of four Year 12 ATAR courses including the external examination (i.e. be eligible for an ATAR) or a complete Certificate II or higher; two Year 11 English units and a pair of Year 12 English units. Students will also need to achieve a minimum of 14 C grades in Year 11 and Year 12 units (or equivalents) including at least 6 C grades in Year 12 units (or Equivalents) and to demonstrate a minimum literacy and numeracy standard (Band 8 in Year 9 NAPLAN, or achieve stage 3 in OLNA writing, reading and numeracy).
For those students who do not meet all of the requirements of the WACE, the WASSA will be provided to show their progress. The WASSA is issued to all Year 12 students at the completion of their secondary schooling. It is a formal record of courses completed and grades achieved and this is what employers and TAFEs will be taking into account.
If you have any other questions, please see your Advocate Teacher or the College’s Careers Advisor. Remember all Sevenoaks Senior College staff are here to help you in any way we can. For extra support, see the Caring section of our website.