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Reporting student achievement
The results students receive at the end of their senior secondary schooling are used to apply for a job, an apprenticeship, traineeship, training place or university.
At the end of senior secondary schooling, all students who have satisfactorily completed any course unit, endorsed program or VET unit of competency will receive a folio of achievement. This folio may consist of the following:
- Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) – students must meet the WACE requirements to receive this certificate
- Statement of results – issued to Year 12 students who complete at least one course unit, endorsed program or unit of competency
- WACE course report – issued to students who sit the external examination in that course.
The WACE indicates that the student has satisfied the requirements for secondary graduation.
The statement of results records if the WACE requirements have been achieved. If WACE requirements have not been achieved, the statement of results records English language competence, if achieved.
The statement of results also records:
- exhibitions and awards granted
- WACE course scores*
- grades achieved in course units
- VET qualifications and VET units of competency achieved
- endorsed programs achieved
- number of community service hours completed
- results in D and E code subjects from previous years.
* The WACE course score is calculated using the standardised moderated school mark and the standardised examination mark for the course.
The WACE course report records:
- school marks *
- moderated school marks
- examination marks *
- standardised examination marks
- WACE course score
- a description of the knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated by the student
- statewide distribution of WACE course scores
- the number of candidates receiving a WACE course score in the course.
* For a course with a separate practical examination, the school mark and the examination mark are shown seperately (i.e. a written school mark, a practical school mark, a written examination mark and a practical examination mark.)
The WACE course report shows how a student performed relative to:
- the course standards (i.e. 69 represents high achievement for that pair of units)
- all other students who completed and sat the WACE examination in that pair of units (represented by a location in the distribution).
Last Updated: 19/12/2012 13:42