ACE Manual 4.2.1 Mandatory curriculum requirements The Board’s mandatory curriculum requirements for the award of a School Certificate are listed below. This core curriculum for the School Certificate is mandatory for all government schools, accredited non-government schools, schools outside NSW recognised by the Board and for all students who are candidates for the School Certificate…. English The Board Developed syllabus to be studied substantially throughout each of Years 7–10. 400 hours to be completed by the end of Year 10. Mathematics The Board Developed syllabus to be studied substantially throughout each of Years 7–10. 400 hours to be completed by the end of Year 10. Science The Board Developed syllabus to be studied substantially throughout each of Years 7–10. 400 hours to be completed by the end of Year 10. Human Society and Its Environment To be studied substantially throughout each of Years 7–10. 400 hours are to be completed by the end of Year 10 and must include 100 hours of each of History and Geography in Stage 4 and 100 hours of each of Australian History and Australian Geography in Stage 5.
Languages Other than English 100 hours to be completed in one language over one continuous 12-month period between Years 7–10 but preferably in Years 7–8. Technological and Applied Studies The Board’s Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8 syllabus to be studied for 200 hours. Creative Arts 200 hours to be completed consisting of the Board’s 100-hour mandatory courses in each of Visual Arts and Music. It is the Board’s expectation that the 100-hour mandatory courses in these subjects will be taught as coherent units of study and not split over a number of years. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education The Board’s mandatory 300-hour integrated course in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. This integrated course is to be studied in each of Years 7–10.
ACE Manual 4.2.3 Additional (elective) studies The Board does not require schools to offer additional studies. However, it provides a wide range of additional courses that, if taught during Stage 5 in accordance with Board Developed or Board Endorsed syllabuses and indicative time requirements, will be credentialled for the School Certificate. In some cases schools provide, and students choose, courses that include mandatory requirements and that also represent additional (elective) study. Except for History and Geography, such courses will be credentialled with a single grade on the School Certificate Record of Achievement.
ACE Manual 4.2.7 Change of course While it is expected that most students will complete the courses started, principals may approve changes of courses that they consider are in a student’s best interest. During Stage 5, the overall requirement of providing sufficient time for students to achieve the objectives and outcomes of each course must be met (refer also to Section 4.3 and to Section 5). Students who have satisfied overall requirements and have satisfactorily completed any 100 hours of study of any Board Developed or Board Endorsed Stage 5 Course should be allocated a grade. The grade should be determined with reference to the relevant Course Performance Descriptors.
ACE Manual 184.108.40.206 Granting of leave Granting of leave is a matter for the individual school principal. The principal has discretion in granting leave for legitimate purposes. Requests for leave for a continuous period of less than one term may be dealt with by the principal without effect on School Certificate eligibility. Educational progress can be ensured by a variety of means, including assignments set by the school, tuition, or attendance at another school, including distance education. Where the period of leave requested exceeds one term, the student must demonstrate that School Certificate requirements will be met. In such cases, full details and a recommendation from the principal must be submitted in writing, in advance, to the Board for determination.
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Example of Year 9 Subject Lines –yr10 we add Geography and History
100hr E 200hr C 200hr D English Maths PDHPE RE Science Sport
Drama Music Art
Art French Commerce
Commerce Japanese PASS
PASS PASS Agriculture
Multimedia Design &
Course SelectionCourse Selection
Elective lines are formed on student choiceElective lines are formed on student choice
1 elective for Year 9 only (100hrs)1 elective for Year 9 only (100hrs)
2 electives for Year 9 and 10 (200hrs)2 electives for Year 9 and 10 (200hrs)
Choose a different reserve as wellChoose a different reserve as well
Follow-up for clashes, use of Reserve ifFollow-up for clashes, use of Reserve if
Letter to parents: confirmation of electiveLetter to parents: confirmation of elective
courses early Term 4.courses early Term 4.
Satisfactory completion for your Record ofSatisfactory completion for your Record of
School Achievement? (RoSA) p5School Achievement? (RoSA) p5
Attend an accredited school or College
Follow approved pattern of study
Complete four years of secondary education
applied themselves with diligence and
sustained effort to set tasks and experiences
in the course
have achieved some of the course outcomes.
make a genuine attempt at assessment
Satisfactory Completion 2 p7-8Satisfactory Completion 2 p7-8
Failure to meet one or more of the criteriaFailure to meet one or more of the criteria
outlined on the previous slide may resultoutlined on the previous slide may result
in a N Determinationin a N Determination
• You will be warned in writingYou will be warned in writing
• May impact on your final result, Year 10May impact on your final result, Year 10
Board of Studies Grade for the RoSABoard of Studies Grade for the RoSA
• You may appealYou may appeal
P7 and 8 The BOS grading System, A to EP7 and 8 The BOS grading System, A to E
and Mathematicsand Mathematics
Literacy & Numeracy Tests for Year 10Literacy & Numeracy Tests for Year 10
Leavers –leaving the school system egLeavers –leaving the school system eg
gained employment, only twice throughgained employment, only twice through
the year.the year.
A cumulative credential starts at the end of Year 10A cumulative credential starts at the end of Year 10
Mandatory Curriculum Requirements
English 400 hours
Mathematics 400 hours
Science 400 hours
Stage 4 History
Stage 5 Australian History
Stage 4 Geography
Stage 5 Australian Geography
To be studied substantially throughout each of Years 7–10.
Mandatory Curriculum Requirements
integrated course to be studied
in each of Years 7–10
one language over one continuous
12 month period
Music 100 hrs
Technology (Mandatory) Years 7– 8 syllabus
to be studied for 200 hours
Additional (Elective) Studies
• Students can also study elective courses of 100 or
200 hours duration.
• Electives can be credentialed on the Record of
School Achievement (RoSA).
Stage 5 Change of Course
• Most students complete the courses they start
(usually only a problem if changing schools).
• Students stay in the elective courses that they have
chosen for Year 9 for the 100hr course and until the
end of Year 10 for the 200hr course.
• Absence may result in the course criteria not
• Leave may be granted:
at the discretion of the school’s Principal
Assessment in Year 9 and Year 10Assessment in Year 9 and Year 10
A range of formal and informal tasks (3-5) perA range of formal and informal tasks (3-5) per
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Expectations are higher, Variation of AssessmentExpectations are higher, Variation of Assessment
(VOA) forms, due before 9am etc(VOA) forms, due before 9am etc
School Certificate, Why Did it Change?
Now-Record of School Achievement
Increase in school leaving age to 17
National Testing, NAPLAN
Retention rates, most complete HSC
Course Fees…Course Fees…
Please check each course, there may bePlease check each course, there may be
fee’s and these are compulsory for thefee’s and these are compulsory for the
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What do I
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2.2. What electives fit these interests?What electives fit these interests?
Select courses because you want to do it.Select courses because you want to do it.
Choose a course because it matches yourChoose a course because it matches your
Make your choices or
combinations of subjects that
appeal to you.
Remember, no changes can be made
once course lines are finalised
Further InformationFurther Information
Board of Studies website:Board of Studies website:
John Paul College ExtranetJohn Paul College Extranet
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