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Careers Information

Year 12 WACE Examination Information

Examination Attendance

A message from Allan Blagaich, Executive Director School Curriculum & Standards Authority:

Students are reminded that unless they sit the examination for an ATAR course, then that course will be deemed to be incomplete and will not be counted for ANY element of the WACE, nor will the pair of units for the Year 12 course appear on the student's WASSA. This is also the case related to attendance and participation in courses with practical examinations (students need to sit both components).

This is particularly important if students are still counting the number of "C" grades they are required to achieve.


If a student's performance in a WACE examination is affected by a temporary sickness, non-permanent disability or unforeseen misadventure suffered immediately before or during the examination period OR a student is prevented from attending an examination due to illness or misadventure, a SICKNESS/MISADVENTURE APPLICATION FORM can be obtained from Mr Frusher or downloaded from the SCSA website for completion and forwarding to School Curriculum & Standards Authority. There is a long list of reasons that will not be accepted by School Curriculum & Standards Authority but if a student is unsure he needs to check with Mr Frusher.

Personalised Examination Timetables

Students are able to download a copy of their Personalised examination timetable from:

Important - Please make your son aware of the following information which is also printed on the back of each personalised timetable.

  1. You must sign the front of your timetable before sitting the examinations and take it to every written examination. Replacement timetables can be downloaded from
  2. You must arrive at the examination centre at least 30 minutes before the prescribed start time for an examination (8.50 am for a morning examination and 1.30pm for an afternoon examination). Supervisors will allow candidates into the examination room before the prescribed start time so that administrative procedures can occur and important examination information can be explained.
  3. You must be familiar with the examination rules outlined in the Year 12 Information Handbook. This handbook can be downloaded from
  4. You are responsible for taking the correct equipment into each examination. Unauthorised materials are not allowed. A list of all permitted equipment is detailed in the Year 12 Information Handbook. This list of all permitted equipment is also provided on the front cover of each examination paper, copies of which were distributed to schools in August. In particular, mobile phones and smart watches are not permitted in the examination room. Failure to comply will result in a penalty.
  5. Calculators and any other electronic devices that allow communication via wireless technology with other calculators or electronic devices (by being connected to external attachments or by a built-in facility) are not permitted in any ATAR course examination. Failure to comply could result in a penalty.
  6. You must abide by the directions and instructions given by the supervisors. In particular, you must not start reading or writing until instructed to do so by the supervisors.
  7. You must not take part in any unfair practice in the examination room. You should note that impersonation of another candidate for an examination is a criminal offence.
  8. If the Authority is satisfied you are involved in a breach of examination rules, your examination mark may be cancelled.
  9. No allowance can be made for candidates who miss an examination through misreading the timetable. Examinations cannot be rescheduled.
  10. Candidates who suffer a temporary sickness, non-permanent disability or event which they believe may affect their performance in the examination may apply for sickness/misadventure provisions. Application forms are available from examination centres and the School Curriculum and Standards website and must be received no later than Tuesday, 20 November 2018. Refer to the Year 12 Information Handbook for details.
  11. Candidates who have two examinations in the one day may have been allocated to a common examination centre for both examinations. If this is not convenient please phone Robyn Cranley on 9273 6308, or email
  12. ATAR course examination information – telephone 9273 6377

WACE Results

Year 12 students will be able to access their results online at on Monday, 16 December 2019.

To log on, students will need their student number and other personal identification information. It is advisable that students provide an alternate email address via the student portal. This is to avoid issues where school email accounts close prior to the release of results.

TAFE Applications are open!

Applications are open for Semester 1, 2020.

How to apply

For full-time study, students need to visit TAFE Admissions and complete an online application. Students will then be required to send in their relevant documentation. They will then receive a Letter of Offer which will invite them to come on campus and enrol (in January 2020).

Term 4 Enrolments now open

Tuition for Years 7 – 10

English, Maths and Science tuition on Saturdays and Sundays

  • An affordable way for your child to access highly qualified, excellent teachers who have proven success in improving student's school achievement.
  • Individual help according to the learning needs and academic goals of your child.
  • Your child will receive help on their specific needs, clarify problem areas and teachers can supplement learning with additional worksheets and questions.
  • Students will build their skills and understanding in a small group environment (1 to max 4 students).

Venues:  Churchlands SHS, Perth Modern School and Rossmoyne SHS

Enrol Online:

Go to Our Programs - Year 7 and 8 or Year 9 and 10 and select Tuition Help

ATAR Exam Boost Seminars for Year 11 & 12

One-day boost seminars in various ATAR subjects

  • Targeted exam help before final exams.
  • Receive exclusive advice from an experienced exam markers who know what examiners look for in student's answers.
  • Learn strategies and problem solving methods to boost exam performance.
  • Work through exam style questions and receive feedback on your work.

Venues:  Churchlands SHS, Perth Modern School and Rossmoyne

Enrol in Exam Boost Seminars Online:

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RFDS Jandakot Open Day

All West Australians, from city to country, are invited to tour the Jandakot base, view the interior of the aero medical aircraft and learn about the service's rich history.

The team of highly trained pilots, doctors, nurses, engineers and operations staff will be on hand to share their unique experiences and showcase the service's aero medical capabilities.

The family-friendly Open Day event is FREE and will feature kids activity zones, food trucks and interactive and educational exhibits.

Location: 3 Eagle Drive, Jandakot, WA 6164

Date: Saturday, October 26

Time: 10am-4pm

ECU | WAAPA Production Tour

14 November 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Join us on this insightful tour of WAAPA's world-class facilities and venues from 'page to stage' as we take you through the process of producing a show. Visit design and costume studios, check out sound and lighting facilities, and explore our extensive props and scenery workshops on the way to a Q&A at the Geoff Gibbs Theatre.

Find out more:

ECU | Careers In Sport Expo

11 November 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus

This is a great opportunity to learn about a career in sports. Meet our experienced staff from areas, including:

  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Motorsports Technology
  • Sport Business
  • Sport, Recreation and Event Management

A taste of what to expect:

  • Presentations from West Coast Eagles Forwards Coach, Jaymie Graham; and AFL Women's Coach, Michelle Cowan
  • The opportunity to take a selfie and get an autograph with Elite Sporting Professionals
  • Course application information
  • Network with like-minded people, industry leaders and specialist in their field
  • Refreshments provided

Find out more:

MasterMind Australia

Master Mind Australia will be running the following programs for 2019 and 2020

Exam Focus Program for Year 11 and 12 students and Master Class Program for Year 7 to 12 students held on the Christ Church Grammar School campus commencing Saturday 19 October.

This is the last program before Year 12 students sit their final exams.

  January Jump-Start program for Year 7 to 12 students held on the Hale School Campus Thursday 16 to Tuesday 21 January, and Christ Church Grammar School Campus Sunday 19 to Friday 24 January.

Please click here for further information.

Mr Peter Frusher 

Careers Advisor