WACE

The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is a program designed by School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) to cater for students who aim to continue their tertiary studies may it be university or via other venues.

The requirements for WACE, briefly, are as follows:

  • Completion of a minimum of 20 units across Year 11 and 12
  • Completion of at least 4 units in English across Year 11 and 12
  • Achieving at least 14 C grades (a mark of above 50) across Year 11 and 14, with a minimum of 6 C grades in Year 12.

Subjects offered
Fountain College is proud of its curriculum and WACE. Fountain College offers a broad spectrum of subjects to its students.

The subjects offered to Year 11 and 12 subjects in 2017 are as follows:

Year 11 Year 12
 ATAR English Unit 1 & 2  ATAR English Unit 3 & 4
 ATAR Business Management and Enterprise Unit 1 & 2  ATAR Business Management and Enterprise Unit 3 & 4
 ATAR Chemistry Unit 1 & 2  ATAR Chemistry Unit 3 & 4
 ATAR Biology Unit 1 & 2  ATAR Biology Unit 3 & 4
 ATAR Applied Information and Technology Unit 1 & 2  ATAR Physics Unit 3 & 4
 ATAR Mathematics Methods Unit 1 & 2  ATAR Applied Information and Technology Unit 3 & 4
 ATAR Mathematics Applications Unit 1 & 2  ATAR Mathematics Methods Unit 3 & 4
 ATAR Turkish Unit 3 & 4*  ATAR Mathematics Applications Unit 3 & 4
 ATAR Arabic Unit 3 & 4*
 ATAR Mathematics Applications Unit 3 & 4*
ATAR Physics Unit 1-2
ATAR Specialist Maths Unit 1-2

*  Subject to the Accelerated Student Program (refer below)

Dedication to our students:

Fountain College has a dedicated staff willing to help our Year 11 and 12 students in their spare time. Thanks to our staff, Fountain College is able to offer extra support classes for our Year 11 and 12 students on Saturday. During these classes, students either grasp course content that they previously did not fully comprehend or use these classes to deepen their learning.

Fountain College also offers holiday support classes. During each term break, our dedicated staff come into school to once more provide support to students to help them reach their maximum academic potential.

All this extra support is completely free of charge.

Accelerated Student Program

In 2016, Fountain College began its Accelerated Student Program (APS). The program is constructed such that all Year 11 students finish 2 Year 12 units in Year 11.

Since students take 4 subjects instead of 5 in Year 12, they have more preparation and study time for their other subjects. This allows for a higher ATAR score for students.

The subjects on offer for our Year 11 students in the accelerated learning program are as follows:

Option 1 ATAR Mathematics Applications Unit 3 & 4
Option 2 ATAR Turkish Unit 3 & 4
Option 3 ATAR Arabic Unit 3 & 4

 

University entry and advantages being at Fountain College:

Fountain College is proud of its graduates. In 2016, all Fountain College Year 12 students graduated and have entered University.

With the help of our dedicated staff and our students’ hard work, 20% of our student base received an ATAR above 90.

A student completing WACE at Fountain College also receives the following advantages:

  • Eligibility for extra ATAR points based on the location of Fountain College,
  • Receiving extra point to the Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) for completing ATAR Turkish, Arabic or Mathematics Methods/Specialists Unit 3 & 4.

NAPLAN and OLNA

NAPLAN has become a key indicator for the eligibility for a student to receive a WACE. Students who do not demonstrate the minimum standard in NAPLAN must sit the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) and demonstrate the minimum standard. For students who cannot demonstrate the minimum standard in OLNA, the SCSA does not present them with a WACE.

Fountain College takes NAPLAN and OLNA results into consideration when allowing students to continue or entry into Year 11.

For more information on any of the above, feel free to contact our WACE coordinator, Omer Demirbas via email: odemirbas@fountain.wa.edu.au