11to12 Circulars

August 2016

General

Final date for Year 12 students to withdraw from courses

Contact
Jenny Offer (08) 9273 6313
jenny.offer@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools are reminded of the final date to withdraw Year 12 students from courses:

  • Friday, 26 August 2016 – final date for withdrawing students from ATAR courses which do not have practical examination components.
  • Friday, 26 August 2016 – final date for withdrawing students from General, Foundation, Preliminary and VET industry specific courses.

After Friday, 26 August 2016, Year 12 student enrolments in SIRS will be locked and no further withdrawals to Year 12 student enrolments will be accepted.

Note: the final date for withdrawing students from ATAR courses with practical examination components was Friday, 29 July 2016.


Registration of secondary students prior to September Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA)

Contact
Lynn Galbraith (08) 9273 6702
lynn.galbraith@scsa.wa.edu.au

Registration for the OLNA
Schools are reminded to ensure student registration data is correct and up-to-date before 29 August 2016, when the September round of OLNA commences.

It is critical that Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 students are registered at the school they are currently attending to ensure their inclusion in the compulsory OLNA in September (unless students have pre-qualified through Year 9 NAPLAN performance or prior achievement of the standard).

Demonstrating the minimum standard in the three components of the OLNA (reading, writing and numeracy) is a requirement for students to achieve the WACE in 2016.

Details of how to register students are provided in Section 3 of the Data Procedures Manual 2016 - http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Publications/Data_Procedures_Manual. There are also links to assist schools using Reporting to Parents, MAZE, Synergetic and SEQTA as well as MS Excel instructions.

Warning messages
When uploading the Student Registration and Demographic File (SRGDG) to SIRS, schools need to note the warning messages that may be received. If these warnings are ignored, the student may not be registered at your school.

The following warning message may be displayed:
Warning occurred on record: 24 (Student: 12345678: Smith, Sally Ann Date Of Birth 08/09/1995). The following errors were found in the record:
- This record has been ignored as you are not defined in SIRS as the Main Provider of the Student. Only the Main Provider can update Student Registration details. If you are the Main Provider of the Student, you will need to contact the School Curriculum and Standards Authority to get this changed.

This signifies that the student is either registered at another school or is under a Notice of Arrangements and should be on your former roll.

If the student is currently attending your school, please contact the Data Services team at the Authority by email dataservices@scsa.wa.edu.au and request the student be transferred to your school.

The following warning message may also be displayed:
Warning occurred on record: 95 (Student: 12345678: Smith, Sally Ann Date Of Birth 08/09/1995). The following errors were found in the record:
- This record has been ignored as the academic year of student with student number 12345678 does not match with the current record. Please contact the School Curriculum and Standards Authority for further assistance.

This message may signify the following:

  • the student has come to you from another school where he/she was enrolled in a different academic year
  • you are attempting to move the student into a different academic year at your own school
  • the student has left your school and moved into a different academic year at another school. The new school has already requested a transfer and academic year change.

Please contact the Authority’s Data Services team on (08) 9273 6344 or dataservices@scsa.wa.edu.au for advice on how this warning can be fixed.

Please contact Lynn.Galbraith@scsa.wa.edu.au if you require any further information or assistance with student registrations.


Courses

Minor correction to Business Management and Enterprise ATAR Unit 2 and General Unit 4 syllabus

Contact
Gabby Raggio
(08) 9273 6306
gabby.raggio@scsa.wa.edu.au

Teachers of Business Management and Enterprise are advised that the following content has been corrected in the syllabus.

ATAR Unit 2 and General Unit 4

Previous Version

New Version

Political and legal, economic, socio-cultural and technological (PEST)

  • types of intellectual property registrations,   including
    • patents
    • domain names
    • trademarks
    • designs

Political and legal, economic, socio-cultural and technological (PEST)

  • types of intellectual property registrations,   including:
    • patents
    • trademarks (including domain names)
    • designs

The updated syllabi are identified with the following footnotes:

  • Year 11 ATAR – 2013/38617v4
  • Year 12 General – 2013/44148v2

The sample course outlines and sample tasks have been updated accordingly.


ATAR Year 12 course Mathematics Specialist formula sheet

Contact
Suzie Harman (08) 9273 6768
suzie.harman@scsa.wa.edu.au
Lyn Sampson (08) 9273 6767
lyn.sampson@scsa.wa.edu.au

The ATAR Year 12 course Mathematics Specialist formula sheet has been modified.

On page 3 the Vector Cross Product formula had an equal sign omitted. The formula now reads:

The updated formula sheet is now available at http://wace1516.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/mathematics/mathematics-specialist.


ATAR Year 11 course Mathematics Specialist formula sheet

Contact
Suzie Harman (08) 9273 6768
suzie.harman@scsa.wa.edu.au

Teachers of Year 11 course Mathematics Specialist are advised that an amendment has been made to the Triple angle identity for cos(3A) and to the Auxiliary Angle theorem on the Unit 1 and Unit 2 formula sheet.

The revised version of the formula sheet can be found under the Support Materials heading on the Mathematics Specialist page of the syllabus and support materials section of the Authority website at: http://wace1516.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/mathematics/mathematics-specialist.


2016 VET Awards – only two weeks left to nominate!

Contact
awards@scsa.wa.edu.au

VET Awards nominations close 5 September 2016 at 4.30 pm. Schools can access the 2016 VET Awards Nomination form at: https://sirs.scsa.wa.edu.au/scsaform/vetnominationform to nominate eligible students.

To assist in meeting the deadline you should have received the workplace representative declaration and you should now be finalising the VET coordinator declaration and student statement/resume.

The 2016 VET Awards Nomination Kit contains useful information and checklists to assist you in the nomination process. The kit can be downloaded from the Authority website at: http://wace1516.scsa.wa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/76232/VET_Awards_Application_-Kit_2016-Awards-for-outstanding-achievement-in-VET.pdf.

If you require further support, please contact awards@scsa.wa.edu.au.


[email version]