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  • YEAR 12 PARENT EVENING
  • POST COMPULSORY TEAM
    • Teresa McIntosh Co-ordinator
    • Michael Hill Year 12 Co-ordinator
    • Margherita Loschiavo Year 11 Co-ordinator
    • Ingrid Kemp Year 10 Co-ordinator
    • Chris Black Leadership Team
    • Vicki Alexellis Careers Co-ordinator
  • TOPICS
    • ACHIEVEMENT
    • ATTENDANCE
    • AUTHENTICATION
    • SACS
    • COURSE SELECTION
  • Killester ’ s 2010 Results and Destinations
    • 139 Year 12 Students
    • 123 VCE students
    • 16 VCAL students
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  • KILLESTER’S 2010 RESULTS
    • 100 % gained VCE certificate
    • Highest Enter 99.6
    • 16% gained an ATAR above 90
    • 40% gained an ATAR above 80
    • 61% gained an ATAR above 70
  • KILLESTER’S 2010 DESTINATIONS
    • 21% or 29 students offered a TAFE place
    • 7 of these 29 were VCAL students
    • 80% or 99 of the 123 VCE students offered a University place
    • 15 out of our 16 VCAL students have found a pathway in various apprenticeships, diplomas and traineeships or employment
  • KILLESTER’S 2010 DESTINATIONS
    • 2 Traineeships (VCAL students – Office)
    • 1 Ward Clerkship (VCAL - Hospital)
    • 1 Apprenticeship (VCAL – Landscaping)
    • 4 in full time employment (Child care, Telecommunications, Office work, Retail)
    • 52% of students got their first preference.
    • Most university placements were to Monash University followed by Deakin and Victoria Uni
    • We are still tracking 3 students
  • Attendance
    • Learning predominantly takes place in class with teachers. A student who misses lots of classes is missing key parts of their subjects.
    • Killester has a 90% minimum attendance rule that is consistent with the VCAA .
    • This means that absences of more than 10% (6, 50 minute lessons per subject per semester) may lead to an “ Unsatisfactory – N ” in either a VCE or VCAL subject
  • AUTHENTICATION
    • All work must be the student’s own
    • Student’s cannot copy all or part of any document without acknowledging the source
    • Student’s cannot copy another student’s work
    • No drafting of coursework tasks can be submitted to teachers for comments or marking
    • Teachers can ask the student to explain work
  • AUTHENTICATION cont……
    • If part or all of the work cannot be authenticated then the matter is considered a breach of VCAA rules
    • Authentication panel is convened and appropriate action taken
    • Parents would of course be notified and will attend the panel meeting as a support only.
  • SACS (School assessed coursework)
    • Some of these will be conducted after school and will be supervised by external supervisors
    • The time and content of each SAC is determined by the teacher in accordance with relevant VCAA study design
    • Students will be notified of the date and times well in advance
    • Subjects where there are multiple classes may take advantage of this structure
    • Maintains the integrity of the task
    • Students will need to make arrangements around this.
  • COURSE SELECTION
    • The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) administers the selection process for courses at Universities, TAFE Institutes and Independent Tertiary Colleges
    • The VTAC Guide contains all relevant information with regard to courses. It is highly recommended that you purchase your own copy of the VTAC Guide.
  • COURSE SELECTION
    • SOME STEPS IN CHOOSING COURSES
    • Attend Open Days – These will be listed in Killester ’ s newsletters when the dates are released. Traditionally the Open Days occur during August.
    • Discuss course options with friends, family, teachers and career counsellor. At the very end the choice is yours to make. However, it is encouraged that some research has taken place so you make relevant, educated and realistic choice about the courses you would like to apply to.
  • COURSE SELECTION
    • Leave your options open by applying for both university and TAFE
  • COURSE SELECTION
    • APPLICATION CHECKS
    • Have I met course prerequisites
    • Have I checked the selection mode and extra requirements (eg folio presentation, interview, special application form, sitting an admissions test eg: UMAT)
    • Have I applied for courses in order of preference (most preferred to least preferred)?
    • There are now no full-fee paying courses at any university. However, there are full fee paying courses at some TAFE and Independent Tertiary Colleges. Be very careful as to what the code ending is for the courses you have selected.
  • COURSE SELECTION
    • Don ’ t apply for courses you really don ’ t wish to do simply to fill the twelve choices
    • Look at all options
    • Check clearly-in data from last year
    • Visit the careers room
    • Consider applying interstate
    • Apply for both university and TAFE
    • If you are unsure what to apply for consider a generalist degree (eg Arts, Science). You can specialise later.
  • COURSE SELECTION
    • Don ’ t think too long-term . You are likely to have around six careers in your lifetime
    • Some new courses receive accreditation too late for them to be included in the Guide. You will be informed of these through the career newsletter. Applications are made direct to the institution involved – ATARs are often lower than otherwise
    • If you have questions about a course you can: attend Open Day and ask; email the institution; phone the institution or ask the careers teacher
  • COURSE SELECTION
    • Read the information about scholarships, deferment, special entry schemes , etc on the pages at the beginning of each institution ’ s entry in the Guide.