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Senior secondary

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QLD ATAR

From 2020, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study for Queensland Year 12s.

The ATAR is the primary mechanism used nationally for tertiary admissions and indicates a student’s position relative to other students.

The ATAR will be introduced for students commencing Year 11 in 2019, who will graduate from the end of 2020 and seek entry to tertiary courses commencing from 2021.

QTAC will calculate ATARs for Queensland school leavers.

 

Year 10 Senior Schooling Honours students

Year 10 students participating in the Senior Schooling Honours Program will participate in 4 x workshops delivered by Elevate Education during Futures.  Each workshop will be followed by ongoing lessons in Futures lessons.

Workshop 1:       Friday 21st February 2020

Topic:                   Memory Mnemonics

Workshop 2:       Friday 1 May

Topic:                   Time Management

Workshop 3:       Friday 7th August

Topic:                   Study Sensei

Workshop 4:       Friday 16th October

Topic:                   Student Elevation

 

Year 11 Students studying ATAR general subjects

All Year 11 students who are studying 1 or more ATAR General subjects will participate in 2 x workshops delivered by Elevate Education during Futures.  Each workshop will be followed by ongoing lessons in Futures lessons.

Workshop 1:      FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2020

Topic:                  Memory Mnemonics

Workshop 2:      Friday 11th SEPTEMBER 2020

Topic:                  Study Sensei

 

Year 12 Students studying ATAR general subjects:

All Year 12 students who are studying 1 or more ATAR General subjects will participate in 2 x workshops delivered by Elevate Education during Futures.  Each workshop will be followed by ongoing lessons in Futures lessons.

Workshop 1:      FRIDAY 31st JULY 2020

Topic:                  Ace Your Exams

Workshop 2:      Friday 9th OCTOBER 2020

Topic:                  Finishing Line

 

How can parents help their senior students?

1. Lifestyle makes a big difference to results: healthy eating, lots of water, lots of sleep, exercise and time for relaxation are essential. Make sure students are eating healthily. Provide healthy snacks, drinks and meals. It is important that students look after their health during this period as stress can take a huge toll on the body. A nutritious diet and a bit of exercise not only help students think more effectively but will help them deal with stress as well.

2. Ask students what they need from you and what you can do. Offer to help with revision, to go and buy and books or stationery needed. Be their PA this year and help with exam timetables, preparation, lunches etc.

3. Keep communication open. Listen. See if you can have a weekly meeting to give students a chance to talk through where they are with each subject, what is going on and if they are having any difficulties. Remember that you are the convenient target for anger (that isn't really directed at you), but that you also might be a good shoulder to cry on. Seek professional help if you feel your student needs it.

4. Focus on a positive outlook and personal best: encourage students to be proud of their successes and what they achieve and constantly assure them that all you want is for them to do the best they can and walk away feeling proud of their efforts this year. Avoid criticism and negativity. Remember there are always multiple paths in life to get to where you want to go.

5. If students are stressed or worried first let them vent then talk together ways they could approach their issues. Who could they talk to at school on ways to improve or ways to manage their stress? What outside resources do they have?

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Last reviewed 20 February 2020
Last updated 20 February 2020