From the Director of Teaching & Learning (Issue 1 2018)
Written on the 8 February 2018
Year 12 Examination Timetable 2018
For exams that allow calculators, only APPROVED models are permitted. If you purchased your calculator through Sacred Heart, it is an approved model. If you purchased your graphics calculator elsewhere (eg Officeworks), please go to the SACE Board website here to check if your calculator is on the approved list. Note that the Casio fx-9860GII is definitely NOT an approved model - even though it looks like the fx-9860G AU PLUS. Students should NOT bring a Casio fx-9860GII calculator to Year 12 exams - it will be confiscated.
Information regarding SACE completion and inclusion of Certificate III (or higher) qualifications towards the ATAR for current Year 12 students was emailed to students and parents/caregivers of Year 12 students this week.
SACE Information Evening
The South Australian Certificate of Education is awarded to students upon the successful completion of Year 12 studies. Compulsory studies that contribute towards the SACE begin at Year 10. There are a number of implications for SACE completion that relate to subject choice, levels of achievement and compulsory elements. SACE studies are also relevant for University entry direct from school.
These important issues will be addressed on this evening. The Information session will be held in the Br Stephen Debourg Performing Arts Centre. It is anticipated the session will last for about 45 minutes. We look forward to your attendance.
IMPORTANT ASSESSMENT DATES - Years 10, 11 and 12
It is not appropriate for families to book holidays during these important assessment periods. In keeping with SACE Board policy, "matters of the student's own choosing (e.g. family holidays)" are not acceptable grounds for special provisions (such as rescheduling). Being absent for exams due to a holiday will result in a zero mark.
In the event of special provisions or exceptional circumstances, please contact me for advice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information regarding exam times and locations for Year 10 and 11 Semester 1 exams will be distributed next term.
End of Semester 2 examinations for English, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Science will be held from Monday November 26 to Wednesday November 28.
These are the only Year 10 subjects with examinations.
End of Semester 2 examinations for Stage 1 subjects will be held from Monday November 19 to Friday November 23.
Year 11 students should enquire with their teacher or refer to the Curriculum Handbook if they are uncertain as to whether their Stage 1 subject will have an exam.
SACE Board exams: Monday November 5 to Tuesday November 20. (Exam timetable included in this newsletter and emailed to students and parents/caregivers of Year 12 students.)