For students

Students and parents should be confident that the Authority continues to work from the premise that no student should be disadvantaged. We will continue to update you with advice and support as we respond to the challenges of the evolving situation with COVID-19.

  • Keep learning, work with your teachers and do your best.
  • Look after yourself, whether you are at school or at home.
  • Reach out to family, friends and your teachers if you need to.

Students in Years 11 and 12 should refer to the course-specific information on the teachers' and school leaders’ Years 11 and 12 page for details about course assessment.

Updated Information for Year 12 students (updated 18 May 2020)

The Authority confirms that for Year 12 students undertaking studies in ATAR courses towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) that the 2020 ATAR course written examination period will go ahead as scheduled from 2 November 2020. The written examinations will be the same length of time, and in the same format, as indicated in the syllabuses for each course.

All ATAR course practical examinations will go ahead as scheduled, except for ATAR Physical Education Studies, for which details will be advised, after the Authority has completed further consultation. See the Physical Education Studies course specific information.

The wellbeing information on pages 16 and 17 of the Year 12 Information Handbook Part I: Information for all students available at, continues to be an important reference whether you are studying at school or at home.

Keep up to date with information in the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) and Jobs and Skills WA COVID-19 updates.

Using social media

If you are making use of social media to stay connected, share information and provide support to each other, bear in mind:

  • it is okay to ask questions
  • it is important to consider the source of the information
    • use your critical literacy skills
    • check the validity of sources and content
  • if you have questions about your courses, you should contact your school
  • if you have questions about the WACE, you should check this website and, if you require further clarification, contact your teacher or the Authority via
  • it is sometimes useful to turn off or step away from social media.

If you are worried about your studies, family or friends and need support, contact your school. Also be aware of the following services:

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