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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

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Telephone02 9604 3333

Emailwestfields-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Course contents

CONTENT ENDORSED COURSES (CEC)

These courses are developed by schools, TAFE and universities. They count towards your HSC but do not have an HSC examination and do not contribute towards the calculation of your ATAR.

 

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) COURSES

VET courses can be studied either at school or through TAFE NSW and other training providers. VET courses contribute towards your HSC and Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) VET credentials, recognized by industry and employers throughout Australia. Some of the Board Developed VET courses have an optional HSC exam, so if you choose to sit the exam your results can also count towards your ATAR.

Further information about VET courses appears in the section listing the HSC Courses available.

 

SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEESHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS

You can combine HSC study with a part-time traineeship or apprenticeship. These combine paid work and training, lead to a recognized AQF VET credential and count towards your HSC.

 

WHAT ARE UNITS?

All courses offered for the Higher School Certificate have a unit value. Most courses are 2 unit.  Each unit involves class time of approximately 2 hours per week (60 hours per year). In the HSC, a 1 unit has a value of 50 marks. Hence a 2 unit course has a value of 100 marks.

1 unit   = 2 hours per week (approximately 60 hours per year)                     = 50 Marks

2 units = 4 hours per week (approximately 120 hours per year)

            = 100 marks               

 

SENIOR STUDIES FEE

The Senior Studies fee for Year 11 will incorporate access to the online learning platform Edrolo, the Life Ready course and the careers fees into a single payment. 

 

WHAT COURSES CAN I SELECT?

There are different types of courses that you can select in Years 11 and 12. They are either Board Developed Courses and/or Content Endorsed Courses and/or VET courses.