Kto10 Circulars

May 2017

Teaching and Assessment

Update on Languages Pre-primary to Year 6 Achievement Standards

Mandy Hudson
(08) 9273 6755

Teachers are advised that the Achievement Standards for the Languages, from Pre-primary to Year 6, will be placed in the year level syllabuses for each of the six languages subjects: Chinese: Second Language, French: Second Language, German: Second Language, Indonesian: Second Language, Italian: Second Language and Japanese: Second Language, in June. Teachers from schools across systems/sector have worked with the Authority to provide student work samples to develop the achievement standards, assessment pointers and the annotated student work samples.

The assessment pointers and annotated student work samples for Languages will be progressively uploaded from the beginning of Semester 2 2017.

The Authority will continue to work with teachers to finalise the Year 7 to Year 10 Achievement Standards and Judging Standards materials during 2017.

Enrolment process for WACE Language courses in 2018

Hanneke Rekelhof (08) 9273 6724

WACE Language courses in 2018:

  • Chinese (Second language, Background language, First language)
  • French (Second language, Background language)
  • German (Second language, Background language)
  • Indonesian (Second language, Background language, First language
  • Italian (Second language, Background language
  • Japanese (Second language, Background language, First language).

An Application for permission to enrol in a WACE Language course in 2018 must be completed by all students intending to study Year 11 or Year 12 WACE Language course units in 2018. Students who have previously applied are not required to submit a new application, unless a change in their circumstances means a new application will need to be considered for 2018.

The application is available on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website at http://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/languages. A checklist and information on how to complete the statutory declaration can be found there as well.

Schools must submit applications to the Authority by:

  • 28 July 2017, or earlier if they start the 2018 school year in Term 4, 2017
  • 25 August 2017, or earlier if they start the 2018 school year in Term 1, 2018.

Schools are requested to submit completed applications promptly and address them to: Administrative Assistant – Languages Enrolment, PO Box 816, CANNINGTON WA 6809

Incomplete applications will be returned to the school for completion and resubmission.

After the due date, applications will only be accepted for new students within two weeks of the student enrolling at the school.