Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is awarded to senior secondary school students who satisfy its requirements. It is a senior secondary certificate recognised nationally in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
The SCSA has set a minimum standard for students in Year 12 for literacy and numeracy based on the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3. This is a standard regarded as essential for individuals to meet the demands of everyday work and life in a knowledge-based economy. It helps students develop transferable skills, such as: critical and creative thinking personal and social capabilities intercultural understandings.
These skills are integral to enable students to navigate an increasingly interconnected world, including embarking upon further education, training and work.
The subjects areas of the program are developed around seven essential skills to create confident, dynamic, creative and knowledgeable generations of students. WASS students become independent individuals who are fully equipped with the skills necessary to contribute to society. They become capable of communicating with and respecting the cultures of the nations, to work towards the good common interests and to be responsible members of the community.
Courses are grouped into List A (Arts, Languages and Social Sciences) and List B (Mathematics, Science and Technology). Each course is organised into a Year 11 syllabus and a Year 12 syllabus. Each year’s syllabus is divided into two units which are delivered as a pair. The notional time for the pair of units is 110 class contact hours. The cognitive complexity of the syllabus content increases from Year 11 to Year 12.
LIST A LIST B English ATAR Accounting and Finance ATAR English EAL/D Mathematics Application ATAR
Mathematics Methods ATAR
Applied Information Technology ATAR
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Students entering grade 11 at WASS have a choice of academic programmes for their last two years of high school to complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Western Australian Certificate of Education, American Diploma Program or Vietnamese Diploma Program. The choice of which programme to select depends on the level of academic challenge the student is seeking, and on the students’ plans for higher education.
To facilitate transportation for students and shorten their time, the bus service is built based on safety criteria as well as optimizing the selection of routes.
Various choices of foods, balanced meals ensure adequate nutrition for students to maintain their health and develop comprehensively.
Students have an opportunity to build leadership and teamwork skills, discover themselves, and develop their own special abilities.