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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.

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

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

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 2019 - RELEASE DATE

ATARs this year will be released at 1pm on Tuesday 17 December – the same day as HSC results.

This is so students will have all the information they need on the day to make their future study decisions and have more time to finalise their preferences for December Round 2 (read 'Offer rounds for Year 12 students' below).

ATAR ENQUIRY CENTRE

UAC is once again operating its ATAR Enquiry Centre for students who have queries about the calculation of their ATAR.

·       Tuesday 17 December, 12pm–8pm

·       Wednesday 18 December, 8.30am–4.30pm

·       Thursday 19 December, 8.30am–4.30pm

·       Friday 20 December, 8.30am–4.30pm

ATAR NOTICES

Remind your students to download and print their ATAR Advice Notices when ATARs are released in December. They only have free access until February; after that they will be charged for a digital or printed copy.

UAC Information

UAC PIN REMINDERS

All 2019 NSW HSC and ACT Year 12 applicants had their UAC PIN emailed to them in April this year. For students who have not yet applied through UAC, we'll be send a PIN reminder email on Monday 23 September

OFFER ROUNDS FOR YEAR 12 STUDENTS

The most important offer rounds for Year 12 students are:

·       Round 2 – Monday 23 December 2019

·       Round 1 – Friday 10 January 2020.

Not all courses will be offered in December Round 2, and applicants should check UAC’s website for details of excluded courses before they finalise their course preferences.

Students whose results are not available in time for December Round 2 can be assured that they will not be disadvantaged – universities will still have places available to make offers to all courses in January.

If you are applying through UAC please note the deadline for the $69 payment is fast approaching - 30 Sept. After this date the same service will cost you $200!!