11to12 Circulars - Edition 2 March 2022

Courses

Additional Information about 2022 Years 11 and 12 Visual Arts ATAR and General Visual Arts modified course specific assessment advice

Contact
Lisa Bowden
(08) 9273 6349
Lisa.Bowden@scsa.wa.edu.au

Teachers of Years 11 and 12 Visual Arts ATAR and General are advised that additional information about the modified course specific assessment advice for Years 11 and 12 ATAR and General Visual Arts courses for 2022, can now be found on the Visual Arts course page on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website:
https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/arts/visual-arts.


Moderation

Applications for writers and checkers of the 2023 EST

Contact
Patricia Daly
(08) 9273 6761
Patricia.Daly@scsa.wa.edu.au

Gabby Raggio (08) 9273 6787
Gabby.Raggio@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is seeking applications for qualified people who wish to be considered for appointment as writers and checkers of the 2023 Externally set task (EST).

Please see the link below to read the terms of reference and to apply online:

https://scsa.wa.edu.au/about-us/employment/application-for-writing-ests

Applications must be received no later than 5 pm on Friday, 18 March 2022. Successful applicants will be notified after Friday, 8 April 2022.


Applications for marking the 2022 EST

Contact
Gloria Richmond
(08) 9273 6732
Gloria.Richmond@scsa.wa.edu.au

Cristina Caruso (08) 9273 6317
Cristina.Caruso@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is seeking qualified people interested in marking the 2022 Externally Set Tasks (EST). For information regarding marker applications for the 2022 EST please refer to:

https://scsa.wa.edu.au/about-us/employment/application-for-marking-the-externally-set-tasks-est

Applications will close Wednesday, 27 April 2022.


Applications for writer or checker of the 2023 Common oral assessment task

Contact
Patricia Daly
(08) 9273 6761
Patricia.Daly@scsa.wa.edu.au

Gabby Raggio (08) 9273 6787
Gabby.Raggio@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is seeking applications for qualified people who wish to be considered for appointment as the writer or checker of the 2023 Common oral assessment task (COAT) for the Year 12 ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect course.

Please see the link below to ready the terms of reference and to apply online:

https://scsa.wa.edu.au/about-us/employment/application-for-common-oral-assessment-task-writer-or-checker-2023

Applications must be received no later than 5 pm on Friday, 18 March 2022. Successful applicants will be notified after Friday, 8 April 2022.


Examinations

2022 Rules of conduct for Year 12 ATAR course examinations

Contact
Barclay Jones
(08) 9273 6309
Barclay.Jones@scsa.wa.edu.au

The rules of conduct for the Year 12 ATAR course examinations conducted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) will be available in the Year 12 Information Handbook Part II: Examinations 2022, published on the Authority website in July 2022. It is the responsibility of all candidates to ensure that they understand all instructions relating to the examinations. The examination centre supervisor (written examinations) and the chief marker (practical examinations) will report alleged breach of examination rules to the Manager, Examinations Logistics at the Authority.

It is strongly recommended that schools conduct school-based examinations using the generic instructions to ensure students are familiar with the rules prior to sitting the external examinations conducted by the Authority.

Information relating to breaches of examination rules and the maximum penalties that might apply in an examination can be located on the Authority website at https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/examinations/rules-of-conduct-for-atar-course-examinations. The generic instructions, read aloud by supervisors to candidates prior to the commencement of reading time for written examinations, can also be located on this webpage. It is strongly recommended that schools familiarise students with the breach rules and conduct school-based examinations using the generic instructions to ensure students are prepared for the external examinations conducted by the Authority.

Please note that no candidate will be permitted to wear or take a watch (analogue, digital or smart watch) or similar wireless-enabled technology device (for example, Fitbit) into the examination room in 2022. These items will be considered as unauthorised items. Ensure that all students are made aware of this rule.


Year 12 ATAR Drama examination – change to the format of written examination

Contact
Gabby Raggio
(08) 9273 6787
Gabby.Raggio@scsa.wa.edu.au

Max Leech (08) 9273 6740
Max.Leech@scsa.wa.edu.au

Teachers are advised that as of the 2022 ATAR examinations, the drama text in Section One of the Year 12 ATAR Drama examination will be provided as a separate Text Booklet. This includes the script excerpt and other information about the script.

The separate Text Booklet will allow candidates to be able to refer to the script excerpt and other information with greater ease whilst writing their responses. The candidates will be required to submit the Text Booklet together with their Question/answer booklet at the end of the examination.


SIRS, Enrolments and General Information

Year 11 and Year 12 student enrolments in course units for 2022 - timeline

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

Last dates for changes and withdrawals
Schools are reminded that the last date for changes to enrolments is Thursday, 31 March 2022 for:

  • ATAR, General, Foundation, Preliminary and VET industry specific courses for Year 12 students
  • ATAR, General and Foundation courses (Units 3 and 4) for Year 11 students.

After Thursday, 31 March:

  • SIRS will be locked and no further changes (except withdrawals) will be accepted in the above courses
  • Year 11 and Year 12 students are able to withdraw from ATAR courses (Units 3 and 4) with practical examination components until Thursday, 21 July 2022
  • Year 11 and Year 12 students are able to withdraw from ATAR courses (Units 3 and 4) which do not have practical examination components until Monday, 8 August 2022
  • Year 12 students are able to withdraw from ATAR (Units 1 and 2), General, Foundation, Preliminary and VET industry specific courses until Monday, 8 August 2022.

Schools should request that Year 12 students use the WACE Checker (available on the Authority website at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/) before considering requests for any enrolment changes. This process should avoid issues relating to WACE eligibility at the end of Year 12.

If schools do not withdraw students from Year 12 ATAR courses before the above deadlines, then these students are enrolled in the course and are required to sit the ATAR course examinations. Where the Year 12 ATAR course has both written and practical examinations, students are required to sit for both of these examinations. Students who do not sit an ATAR course examination and do not have an approved sickness/misadventure application for that course, will not have the grades for the pair of units completed in that year contribute to the calculation of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). Further details relating to the consequences of not sitting examinations and WACE requirements can be found in the WACE Manual 2022 at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/wace-manual under Explanatory notes relating to WACE requirements 2022 (Number 5).

The final date for upload into SIRS for enrolments in year-long Year 11 courses for Year 11 students is Tuesday, 28 June 2022. After this date, SIRS will be locked and no further changes (except withdrawals from these courses) will be accepted. From this date, Year 11 students may only be enrolled into single units for Semester 2 up until Thursday 11 August 2022. After this date, SIRS will be locked and no further changes (except withdrawals from these courses) will be accepted.

Non-school candidate enrolments
Enrolments as non-school candidates in ATAR course examinations must be received at the Authority by Thursday, 31 March 2022. No further applications will be accepted after this date. This form can be found on the Authority website at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms (under Enrolments).

Overseas full fee-paying student declaration forms
Year 10 and Year 11 Overseas full fee-paying student declaration form – 2022 and/or Year 12 Overseas full fee-paying student declaration form – 2022 with payment (for schools in Western Australia only) are due on Tuesday, 17 May 2022. It should be noted that payment of these fees is required before the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA) and Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) can be issued by the Authority.

These forms can be found on the Authority website at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms (under Declarations).