YEAR 12 REQUEST TO ACCESS PRIVATE STUDY 2020

PRINCIPLES FOR ACCESSING PRIVATE STUDY FOR YEAR 12

Private Study is part of a study plan and can be used to improve marks and grades. It brings a reduction in Year 12 from six courses to five courses which is the minimum commitment at Willetton SHS.

REASONS TO CHOOSE A PRIVATE STUDY LINE

  • You have worked hard to achieve good grades in 5 courses and VET equivalents, and will use private study to improve or maintain your standard.
  • You have found Year 11 difficult, despite working effectively, and you can benefit from a reduction in work load so that you can focus on improving your results.
  • You have changed course/s for Year 12 and can benefit from private study as you will use the extra time to catch-up in the new course/s.

REASONS TO KEEP SIX COURSES INCLUDING VET CERTIFICATES

  • The final date for dropping a course is in Term 3 of Year 12. There is no rush and you cannot change into Year 12 courses after April so dropping the “wrong” course can trap you.
  • You cannot guarantee your final grades or VET completion and want to keep your options open.
  • You are in the position of needing six Year 12 courses/certificates to achieve WACE.
  • Your post school pathways require prerequisites that take you to more than five courses.
  • You see benefit in continuing your six courses/certificates for Year 12.
  • Having un-timetabled sessions may result in your wasting time or allow you to distract others.

NOTE:

  • You cannot predict how your courses will progress in Year 12. Even strong students may find that they have dropped the “wrong” course.
  • It is expected that you are on track to achieve at least C grades or better or VET equivalence this semester, with sound marks in Year 11.
  • FLiS students will need approval from the VET team (speak with Miss Pyke or Mrs Holland to check successful completion of certificate requirements and engagement in TAFE course and/or workplace). VET will forward the request to timetabling.

HOW TO ACCESS PRIVATE STUDY

Complete the application form and email to: Willetton.SHS.11and12choices@education.wa.edu.au