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  • scotch Senior School Information Night

  • scotch Tonights Program Welcome Mr Dale Bennett Head of Senior School School Captain Maddie Rock Senior School Curriculum Teresa Hanel Director of Teaching & Learning Mark Horley SACE & VET Coordinator PLP and Research project Samantha Smith Flexible Learning Coordinator Career Education Belinda Sorensen & Mark Kelly Careers Counselors

  • scotch Student Perspective

    Maddie Rock

    School Captain

  • scotch Curriculum Overview

    Offer a broad and varied curriculum Focus on excellence Caters for individual differences Student centred learning Personalised Learning SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) Nationally and Internationally recognised

  • scotch To qualify for the SACE

    Compulsory Stage 1

    Compulsory Stage 2

    Additional choices subjects & courses

    from either Stage 1 or Stage 2

    PLP 10 Credits

    Numeracy 10 Credits

    Literacy 20 Credits

    Research Project 10 Credits

    Stage 2 Subjects & Courses

    60 Credits

    40 Credits

    70 Credits

    90 Credits

    Compulsory Stage 1 = 40 Credits

    Compulsory Stage 2 = 70 Credits

    Additional choices = 90 Credits

    SACE = 200 Credits

    C Grades or better

    C Grades or better

  • scotch SACE starts All students at Scotch begin their SACE in Year 10. In Year 10, students begin mapping out their future and

    identify their strengths as a learner through a subject called the Personal Learning Plan

  • scotch Whats next?

    After Year 10, there are two stages of the SACE Stage 1 is generally completed in Year 11 Stage 2 is generally completed in Year 12

  • scotch Year 10 Curriculum Compulsory subjects Mathematics, English or ESL, History,

    Science, Physical Education & Health, PLP Choice subjects Agriculture, Art, Business & Entrepreneurship, Creative Arts

    (Stage 1), Chinese Beginners (Stage 1), Cross Curriculum Studies, Dance (Stage 1), Design, Design & Technology (Stage 1), Film Making (Stage 1), Drama, French, Geography, Home Economics, Japanese, Music, Nutrition (Stage 1), VET Subjects

  • scotch Assessment

    Subjects are graded A+ to E- You need a C grade or higher in all compulsory Stage 1 and

    Stage 2 subjects to earn your SACE

    Standards are set for each subject so you know what you need to achieve to earn a particular grade

    Learning Management System (coneqt p ) access to results

  • scotch Assessment

    At Stage 1, all subjects are assessed by teachers at Scotch

    - School assessment is moderated (double-checked) in Mathematics, English and the Personal Learning Plan to confirm a minimum C- standard

  • scotch Year 11 Curriculum

    Compulsory subjects: English (20 credits), Mathematics (10 credits) Research Project (10 credits)

    More curriculum choice but with specialisation Future pathways two year package Plus One opportunity

  • scotch Year 12 Curriculum

    27 subjects offered and all are tertiary recognised

    Students will study either 4 or 5 subjects

    Opportunity to study at Flinders or Adelaide University

  • scotch Assessment

    At Stage 2, 30% of the assessment of every subject (e.g. investigations) is marked by a SACE Board assessor

    At Stage 2, 70% of the assessment of every subject is marked by your teacher and moderated by the SACE Board

    The SACE Board makes sure the same standards are applied across all schools

  • scotch Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

    Measure of a students overall achievement compared to others

    Used by universities in the selection of school leavers for a place in university courses

    Ranges from 0 to 99.95

    Calculated from university aggregate which is 90 credits ( 4 and subjects)

  • scotch Calculating an ATAR

    A student receives the following scaled scores: Biology 18.6 (A) Chemistry 17.6 (B+) Maths Studies 16.6 (B+) P.E. 17.6 (A) Research Project B 6.3 (B-)

    60 credits of Tertiary Admissions Subjects (TAS) = 53.8 Other 30 credits = 24.6 University Aggregate = 78.4

    (out of 90) ATAR (based on 2013) 92.75

  • scotch Calculating an ATAR

    A student receives the following scaled scores: Biology 19 (A) Chemistry 18 (A-) French 16.5 (B) PE 15.8 (B+) completed in Year 11 Maths Studies 11.4 (C-) Research Project 8.7 (A-)

    60 credits (Biology, Chem, French) = 53.5 Other 30 credits( RP, PE):

    8.7 + 15.8= 24.5 University Aggregate = 78 (out of 90) ATAR (based on 2013) 92.25

  • scotch University

    Current students for entrance to Uni in 2018 in need to have:

    Completed the SACE Gained 90 Stage 2 credits, including at least three 20-credit

    Stage 2 subjects approved by universities for tertiary entrance

    Completed the prerequisites needed for some university courses

  • scotch Tertiary Destinations

    University of Adelaide 40% University of SA 15% Flinders University 18% Interstate Universities 14% TAFE or RTO 10% Overseas 3%

  • scotch In summary

    The SACE: provides challenging curriculum - both in and outside school helps students achieve their potential provides flexible pathways for all is based on clear and achievable standards Subjects Online choice for subjects Year 10 need to choose 4 semester subjects Due Thursday August 21

  • scotch VET

    Mark Horley VET and SACE Coordinator

  • scotch VET

    What is VET? Vocational Education and Training

    A broad range of training options in traditional trades

    and other areas Usually on a one day per week basis at a Registered

    Training Organisation (RTO)

  • scotch VET and SACE Most VET courses are competency assessed

    Some specific units are recognised at Stage 1 or Stage 2 level. This has been decided by the SACE board

  • scotch VET and SACE Most VET courses can be used for SACE credits Can be used for up to 180 credits Courses do not need to be completed for SACE

    calculation 5 credits is approximately equivalent to 35 hours of

    VET. Therefore a 10 credit subject is 70 hours.

  • scotch VET @ Scotch All VET courses are off campus

    Most have a work placement component

    Most courses have student quotas

  • scotch VET @ Scotch As there is an off campus requirement students should

    seriously consider not studying a subject with a high demand of out of hours time

    VET can be used for ATAR calculation but only with a

    completed Certificate III course VET courses can begin in Semester 2 of Year 10

  • scotch Flexible Learning

    Janet Rainey Personal Learning Plan Coordinator

    Samantha Smith

    Research Project Coordinator

  • scotch Personal Learning Plan

    A Stage 1 subject A compulsory subject, usually done in Year 10 You need a C- grade or higher in the Personal Learning Plan Worth 10 credits

  • scotch Personal Learning Plan

    It helps you: research different career paths and options choose the right SACE subjects for your future career think about courses outside school that you could study find out more about how you can contribute to the


  • scotch Personal Learning Plan

    It helps you: review your strengths and weaknesses, including numeracy,

    literacy and ICT skills gain skills for future study and employment set goals and work towards them, monitor your progress and

    change your plans as needed

  • scotch Research Project

    A compulsory Stage 2 subject (10-credits) In-depth exploration of a research question of choice Must achieve a C- grade or higher to qualify for SACE Can be included as part of the Australian Tertiary

    Admission Rank (ATAR) 80% of students across the state do include it Completed in Year 11 at Scotch

  • scotch Research Project

    Purpose: Stimulate student interest in research Learn how to plan and manage an extended project Learn how to critically select and analyse appropriate

    research materials Learn to reflect and evaluate retrospectively the

    research process

  • scotch Research Project

    Assessment: School assessed component (70%) Folio of planning and research development (30%) Research outcome (40%) Externally assessed component (30%) Evaluation of the research processes, decisions and

    quality of the research outcome

  • scotch Careers

    Belinda Sorensen & Mark Kelly

    Careers Counselors

  • scotch Careers

  • scotch Year 10 Student profiling - Morrisby Report

    To objectively assess:- Aptitude Learning style Personal working style Personality in a working environment

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    To support the process of subject, course and career choice by providing an objective statement of a persons underlying abilities, personality and career interests

    Measures potential rather than simply academic attainment. Key focus is on what type rather than how much ability the

    student has.

    Morrisby Aims

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    2 parts. 1. Career interest questionnaire (30 mins at home/school)

    I would like to work with animals I would like to research news stories I would like to help people through difficult times I would like to solve problems using science

    2. Over three hours of paper and pencil assessments. 12 exercises: 8 ability, 4 personal style.

    What is involved?

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    Ability Test Reasoning

    Look at the string of beads. At the end of the string you will see two question marks (??) where the next two beads will go.

    Choose the first and second missing beads from the numbered beads on the right.

    What do the tests look like?

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    What do the tests look like?

    Ability Test - Verbal Look at the six words. Four of them have something in common, but two do not belong with the other four.

    For each question decide which two words do not belong with the other four.

    breakfast hammer dinner blue lunch tea

    A B C D E F

    branch leaf trunk post spade bark

    A B C D E F

    box table case bag packet apple

    A B C D E F

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    What do the tests look like?

    Ability Test - Perceptual The two figures on the left go together in a certain way.

    Choose two figures, one from each box, that go together in the same way.

  • scotch scotch Practical Abilities

    Spatial Ability & Mechanical Aptitude These tests look at different ways of being practical. The Shapes test is about your ability to mentally manipulate 2

    dimensional objects in 3 dimensions, which can be useful for engineering, design etc.

    The Mechanical test is about knowing how things work and are put together.

    What do the tests look like?

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    How are the results used?

    Similar concept to profiling of sportspeople Limb length, weight, fast twitch/slow twitch muscles help predict potential.

    A sporting analogy

    Long legs Weight

    Fast twitch muscles High


    Long legs Weight

    Fast twitch muscles Distance runner

    Sumo wrestler

    Long legs Weight

    Fast twitch muscles

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    Tests working together.

    More is not always better Other factors such as motivation, opportunity, interest are

    clearly very important (often more so) When choosing athletes you would want access to this

    information but not to be bound by it.

  • scotch Belinda Sorensen The World of Work

    People Information Things

    Entertain /Hospitality Care & Protect Advise & Help Persuade Verbal Digital / Visual Numerical Science Technology Practical Art & Design

    Stage / Studio

    Moving Image


    Sport /Leisure

    Tourism &Hospitality

    Police &Security

    Health &Safety






    Training /Employment

    Financial /Legal Advice


    Sales /Marketing



    Law & Order

    Policy / Govt.

    Cultural /libry-musm

    Media /Writing


    Web / Internet


    Visual media

    Economics /Analysis

    Business /Finance


    Maths /Statistics





    Electrical /Electronic

    Energy /Power

    Chemical /Food

    Civil /Construction

    Mechanical /Aerospace



    Transport /Logistics

    Building /Mining



    3D design

    Graphics /Animation

    PhotographyDigital Arts

    Fine Art

    Identifying interests

  • scotch 12 suggested vocations

    2 Careers Adviser's Notes

    Morrisby Guidance Report Belinda SorensenRef: 460680

    Results (General Population) Results (Non government schools)




    Occupational psychologist

    University lecturerTeaching


    Educational psychologist

    TeachingUniversity lecturer

    Teacher: Early childhood


    Educational psychologistTeaching

    Occupational psychologist

    Public relations officer

    Human resourcesRecruitment consultant

    Business manager

    Public Service manager

    Recruitment consultantHuman resources

    Management consultant

    Business devt. manager



    Hospital executivePublic Service manager

    Business manager

    Project manager

    Company secretaryAccountant (industry/mgt)

    Business manager


    Marketing managerAdvertising executive

    Business manager

    Financial planner

    Accountant (private)Accountant (industry/mgt)


    Company secretary

    EconomistAccountant (private)

    Banking manager

    Company secretary

    ActuaryInsurance officer (underwriter)

    Mathematician/ statistician

    Investment banker

    Test Score Profile %ile Gen. Pop. %ile N-G1 CST 18 96 - 99 84 - 932 GAT-V 16 89 - 96 89 - 963 GAT-N 17 93 - 98 84 - 934 GAT-P 14 77 - 89 50 - 695 Shapes 11 50 - 69 40 - 606 Mech 16 89 - 96 77 - 897 ST-5 15 These two tests administered at the

    end of the session.8 ST-6 7

    9 ST - 1 12 N.B. In the charts below, ST-2 scoreis reversed and compared with ST-1to give flexibility result

    10 ST - 2 14 11 ST - 3 15 12 ST - 4 15

  • scotch Morrisby implementation Focus for PLP in Terms 2 and 3 Every student receives a 1:1 follow up interview Guides senior secondary subject choices Informs post-secondary training options Provides substantiated ideas for career options

    This is enriched with: Work Experience Careers Expo University campus visits

  • scotch Year 11

    Primary focus: Ongoing research and exploration of study and career options

    Supported by: Tertiary institution visits to Scotch Vocational training group visits to Scotch Personal interviews Work Experience if desired UMAT preparation support group

  • scotch Year 12

    Transition to post secondary options SATAC application support for both University and TAFE Interstate & Overseas tertiary study Post secondary directions surveys Tertiary institution visits to Scotch Transitioning to university sessions Personal interviews UMAT preparation support group

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    Thank you for your attendance

    We are available to answer any questions

    Subject selections are due August 21