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titleAuthentication of work

A teacher will not accept your work if they believe that it has been copied from somewhere else. To show the teacher that your work is your own, you must:

  1. Regularly complete work in class.
  2. Hand in work regularly throughout the semester. Show the teacher drafts of work when required.
  3. Keep ALL drafts, notes etc. until the end of assessment.

If a teacher believes a student has cheated in a SAC, VCAA rules will apply. These rules are set out in the VCAA VCE Handbook.

Breaches of the rules for the conduct of assessments are considered an infringement of VCAA assessment rules and guidelines and will be investigated as per VCAA requirements. The investigations will be conducted by the Senior Sub school Leader, Assistant Principal and/or Principal and subsequent penalties will occur as determined by the Principal.


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titleAssessment (Units 1 and 2)

The school determines tasks for units 1 and 2 assessment. Marks are not reported to the VCAA. Students will receive a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade for all units and this is reported to VCAA. 

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titleAbout ATAR

ATAR stands for Australian Tertiary Admission Rank. The ATAR is an overall percentile ranking that reflects a student’s comparative performance amongst the relevant year level in a given year. The
ATAR allows tertiary institutions to compare students who have completed different combinations of VCE studies. It is calculated by VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre) solely for use by institutions.

The ATAR is reported as a rank between 0.00 and 99.95 with increments of 0.05. An ATAR of 75.00 means that a student has achieved a VCE result that places them in the top 25% of the Year 12
group. 

VTAC calculates an ATAR for all students who have qualified for an ATAR. However, only those who apply through VTAC for tertiary courses receive an ATAR statement. An ATAR will be calculated by VTAC for applicants when they first qualify for an ATAR. If you undertake further study in a later year and are awarded at least one study score or complete a non-scored VET sequence that entitles you to an additional VET increment, a new ATAR will be calculated. Ranking for courses will be based on the highest ATAR achieved. You will receive an official statement containing your ATAR from VTAC at the same time that you receive study scores from the VCAA if you have applied for tertiary entry through VTAC.

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titleRestrictions on studies in the ATAR

Only one of the following combinations can be used in the best six (that is, in the calculation of the ATAR):

  • English/English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Chinese (FL)/Chinese (SL)/Chinese (SL Advanced)
  • Indonesian (FL)/Indonesian (SL) 
  • Japanese (FL)/Japanese (SL) 
  • Korean (FL)/Korean (SL)
  • Mathematical Methods/Mathematical Methods (CAS).

In each of the study areas of English, Mathematics, History, Contemporary Australian Studies, Information Technology, Languages and Music:

  • at most two results can contribute to the primary four
  • at most three results can contribute to the ATAR, whether they are VCE results, Higher Education study results, or VET results.

The subjects included in these study areas are those listed in the VICTER guide. 

Note: Studio Arts and Studio Arts:Photography are the same course. Students can choose only one of these subjects. 


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titleSchool-assessed coursework and School -assessed tasks

School-assessed coursework (SAC) has to take place in class time. Therefore, students must attend school for their SAC sessions.

The following rules will apply if a student is absent from a SAC session:

  • If they were away and have a medical certificate they will be given an opportunity to undertake the task at another time to be negotiated between the student, teacher and VCE Coordinator.
  • If they do not have a medical certificate, they will get a zero for that SAC.
  • If a student misses part of a SAC, and has a medical certificate, consideration will be given for the time lost.
  • If a student misses part of a SAC, but does not have a medical certificate, consideration will not be given for time lost, and the work will be marked as presented.
  • If a situation of extreme illness or hardship develops, Special Provision may be applied and other arrangements made in liaison with the Sub School Leader

SAC dates are indicated on the SAC Calendar accessed via the PHSC Homepage. Please note these dates are indicative only and may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

School-assessed Tasks (SAT)

The following rules will apply for submission of SAT's:

  • If they were away and have a medical certificate they will be considered for Special Provision. The student will be given an opportunity to submit at another date to be negotiated between the student, teacher and VCE Coordinator.
  • If they do not have a medical certificate, they will get a zero for that SAT.

  • If  a student is concerned about submission of SATs by due dates they should see the YLL asap.
     

    SAT dates are indicated on the SAC Calendar accessed via the PHSC Homepage.

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