Senior Schooling 2019 & Beyond
The Queensland Government will introduce new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems for Year 11 students in 2019. Key changes will be the introduction of common external assessments, the strengthening of the quality and comparability of school-based assessment and the replacement of the Overall Position (OP) with the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). St Joseph’s School has been preparing for this system change for the past 18 months.
Last Wednesday evening, Year 10 parents and students were invited to attend the first information session, titled “Senior Schooling 2019 and Beyond”, about the new systems. The Senior Secondary Teachers were available to provide valuable information to the Year 10 students and their parents in relation to subject choices as they move to Year 11. These teachers, who have relevant knowledge and understanding of the newly designed syllabuses, are in key positions to assist these students when considering those subjects they would like to study in 2019 and beyond.
Over the upcoming months, Secondary Teachers are aiming to ensure a seamless transition to the new ATAR system for these students.