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Wyndham College

Wyndham College

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Telephone02 9208 7100

Emailwyndhamcol-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Assessment and reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.

As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.

In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.


Assessments

We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.

Please refer to the Wyndham College Assessment Handbooks below and make sure you are planning and preparing for each task.

Students should also refer to the 2021 HSC Rules and procedures to ensure they understand all NESA requirements.

Examinations  

Examinations occur each year for Year 11 and Year 12 respectively at Wyndham College. Check the calendar on Sentral to confirm dates each year. Exam timetables will be published in the events section of this website.

During these times classes are suspended for that year group (with the exception of Technical and vocational education and training (TVET and accelerated courses).

Examinations take place in the Hall or Gym and students with disabilities provisions use the designated demountable rooms. Disability provisions needs to have been applied for and accepted before any examination period.

Students are to wear full school uniform to examinations. They must bring their student ID card and display it on their desk. An attendance slip is filled out by each student just prior to the commencement of each examination. Mobile phones are to be switched off and left in the student’s bag. Students should be discouraged from making trips to the toilet while the examination is in progress. Students must stay in the examination room for the full duration of the examination.

The assessment appeals process

You should complete an illness misadventure form in the following circumstances:

  • you are prevented from attending any form of assessment task (including examinations) due to illness or unforeseen misadventure
  • you consider that your performance in an assessment task (including examinations) has been affected by illness or misadventure during the assessment task.

If you were absent from the task this form must be completed and submitted immediately upon your return to school. The treatment of assessment tasks or exams affected by illness or misadventure and illness or misadventure forms can be found in the College assessment policies.

If you have a major problem on the morning of the examination

Notify your Year Deputy or the front office on 02 9208 7100 as soon as possible, and make an illness or misadventure application as soon as you return to school.

All illness or misadventure appeals require a medical certificate.

Missed examinations will be rescheduled during the examination period.

If you consider that your performance in an assessment task has been affected by illness or misadventure immediately before or during the assessment task, you must make your teacher aware of your intention to lodge an appeal prior to the commencement of the task.


ATAR Information

ATAR 2021 - RELEASE DATE for 2021 HSC Students

A reminder that ATARs will be released at 9am on Thursday 20 January 2022 to give students as much time as possible to finalise their preferences by midnight on Friday 21 January for January Round 2.

January Round 2, on Wednesday 26 January, is the first offer round for Year 12 students based on ATAR and IB results.

Log in via UAC's website. Students will need their NESA Year 12 student number and UAC PIN to log in. 

When students view their ATAR, remind them to download their official ATAR Advice Notice. It's free until Monday 28 March 2022: after this date they’ll need to buy it from the UAC Shop at a cost of $60.

The ATAR Enquiry Centre will be open for students who have queries about the calculation of their ATAR from 8.30am on the following days :

  • Thursday 20 January
  • Friday 21 January
  • Monday 24 January
  • Tuesday 25 January
  • Wednesday 26 January.

Call 1300 MY ATAR (1300 692 827) or (02) 9119 5012.

UAC Information

UAC OFFER ROUNDS

Key dates and information.

Every year one of the biggest issues for students at ATAR release is their login details, so remind students to have their NESA student number and UAC PIN ready on the day.

If they’ve lost their Year 12 student number, call NESA on 1300 13 83 23. If they’ve lost their UAC PIN, call UAC on (02) 9752 0200.

Students who have applied through UAC can reset their UAC PIN using the 'Forgotten your PIN?' link on the application login page.

If students are having problems logging in to the UAC application, the quickest and easiest way for them to get help is to call UAC Customer Service on (02) 9752 0200, 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. We don't reply to email requests for login details as we need to identify the sender before giving out this information.

Students often feel confused about the process of changing their preferences. Our advice to them is: If you get an offer, accept it. You can then remove this course from your list of preferences and change your preferences for the next offer round when you may be eligible to receive another offer.

If you receive an offer to another course, you can accept it and withdraw from the original course, or not accept it and keep your place in the original course.