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Important information: Examinations and SACE Results (Issue 15 2018)

Written on the 25 October 2018

End of Year SACE Results

SACE results are expected to be available through Students Online on Tuesday 18 December. Results are usually accessible from 8.30am. Year 10 students will be able to check Personal Learning Plan (PLP) results, Year 11 students can check all of their results for the year (including their results for Stage 2 Religion Studies) and Year 12s will be able to check not only their results, but their SACE achievement and ATAR (if eligible). Official documentation for students studying Stage 2 subjects (eg Record of Achievement and SACE if achieved) will arrive in accordance with local, national and international postal delivery schedules.

For more information about SACEresults, visit the My results section on the SACE website.

Year 11 and Year 12 students should check their address is correct by logging onto Students Online to ensure documentation is posted to the correct address.

Students need their SACE registration number and PIN to log in. If they have never logged in before (unlikely I would hope) the PIN is the first 4 digits of the student's birthday eg 3rd January would have PIN 0301. The PIN will be changed after the first log in (may have already changed if logged in previously). The PIN can be reset from that page if necessary.

Stage 2 results will be sent to the address recorded on Students Online in December. Please email Deborah Hearl deborahhearl@shc.sa.edu.au by Friday 30 November at the latest, with the correct address if it is wrong.

Year 12 students applying for courses through SATAC should ensure that their postal address and email is correct when they log on to SATAC - this is SEPARATE to SACE - else they won't receive course offers. The contact email address should NOT be the student's school email as this account will be inactive after Monday 31 December. STUDENTS are responsible for checking this information and changing if necessary https://apply.satac.edu.au/lgnrg/x?loginCycle=unis2019.


Year 12 students - will you get SACE this year?

For most Year 12 students, the remaining boxes to tick to get SACE this year are:

  • pass the equivalent of 3 full Year, Stage 2 subjects
  • pass Research Project (most students have already received their result for this at the end of July)
  • get 200 SACE credits

Students expecting to complete a Certificate III this year that can count towards the ATAR (if eligible), must ensure I receive the required documentation by Friday 30 November at the very latest.


Stage 2 Written Exams - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR YEAR 12 EXAMS

Students who are seriously ill (3 days or more) before an exam or ill on the day of an exam or have had a significant interruption to study in the lead up to exams:

  • should contact me ASAP by email at karenbailey@shc.sa.edu.au
  • ensure you have spoken to me BEFORE the exam commences
  • the SACE Board strongly recommend students still attend, even if unwell
  • students who sit the exam when unwell may choose to apply to use their derived result (moderated predicted exam mark) by seeing me at the end of the exam. An appointment to see a doctor the same day must be made (doctor is not to be related to the student). If the application is approved by the SACE Board, the student will receive the better of the two marks.

Surprisingly, the vast majority of students who sit the exam when unwell, still do better than their moderated predicted mark!

Year 12 SACE Board written examinations are scheduled to start at Sacred Heart on Monday 5 November. Students have already received an exam attendance slip and exam timetable with dates, times and locations in addition to rules relating to sitting the exam. Students must familiarise themselves with these rules and ensure that they know exactly what equipment they are/are not permitted to take into the exam room. Students should also familiarise themselves with the instructions on the front cover of each of their exams (distributed by class teachers and also accessible at the SACE Board website).

I would particularly like to point out that students are not permitted to have a mobile phone or smart watch in their possession and hence these items should not be brought into the examination room.

Ideally exam attendance slips should be brought to each exam. I don't have extra copies so can not do anything to assist if it has been lost or forgotten. It will not be the end of the world if a student forgets to bring it. It is a bit like a driver's licence - unlikely that I need to check it unless there is a problem! Students should bring another form of ID if the attendance slip can not be located.

Pencilcases, calculator covers (if a calculator is permitted) and other paper (unless approved notes for Mathematics exams) are also not to be brought into the exam room.

If students are permitted to bring a calculator for one or more of their exams, it must be on the list of approved calculators. Likewise, any dictionaries need to be approved and have no thesaurus entries. The links below will take you to the lists of approved calculators and dictionaries:

Approved calculators: click here
Approved dictionaries: click here

Students should aim to arrive at the venue 20 minutes before the scheduled start time as there are a number of administrative tasks to do before the exam starts. Please be aware there is a seating arrangement.

NOTE THAT STAGE 2 EXAMS CAN NOT BE RESCHEDULED.

Most exams will be held in Champagnat Hall, but not ALL - so very important to check the exam timetable carefully.


Year 10 and 11 Exams - End of Semester 2

Year 10 and 11 students have also been emailed their Semester 2 exam timetable and rules relating to exams. Please note that Year 10 and 11 ENGLISH students will be doing their exam on their Chromebook/laptop device. It is essential that Year 10 and 11 English students bring their fully charged Chromebook/device to their English exam.

It is not appropriate for families to book holidays during this important assessment period. In keeping with SACE Board policy "matters of the student's own choosing eg family holidays" are not acceptable grounds for special provisions (such as rescheduling). The consequence for students missing exams due to holidays is therefore unfortunately zero.


2019 Year 12

Year 11 students will have their first week of 2019 Year 12 lessons in the week following Year 11 exams. Students and parents of Year 11 students will receive details about the week very soon (Nov 26 - 29).

I wish all students the best of luck with their revision programs in the lead up to final exams.


Karen Bailey
Director of Teaching & Learning

 

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