16 October 2017

Career Information

Year 11 and Year 12 Information

Year 11 and 12 Course Changes

With the Spring Term now concluding, it is an opportune time for students and parents to review student progress to date. In some cases students have already made course changes and these will be implemented ready for commencement in the Summer Term. During Spring Term teachers have had the opportunity to administer several tests and the results of these tests are an indication of possible success or otherwise in chosen courses. If a student is obviously failing in a course, it is highly recommended that he arranges to meet with Mr Frusher to discuss the reasons for this and to look at possible solutions eg change of course, change of level (mathematics), attend a study skills course during the holidays. To ensure a smooth start to Summer Term, it is recommended that any changes be made as soon as possible with Mr Frusher who will be available until Tuesday 16 December. Mr Frusher can be contacted via Email: PFrusher@scotch.wa.edu.au or Tel: (08) 9383 6830.

UWA We're here to help 2014 Year 12 graduates over the holidays

The UWA Admissions Centre and Prospective Students Office are available to answer any queries Year 12 graduates may have in regards to their university application - their contact details and opening hours over the holiday period (including the week ATAR results are released) are as follows:

19 December CLOSED*

24 December 9.00am to 12.00pm

25 December to 28 December CLOSED

29 to 31 December 9.00am to 4.00pm

1 January (New Year's Day) CLOSED

2 and 5 January 9.00am to 4.00pm

6 January Normal hours resume (9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday)

During these times they will be happy to answer queries by email, telephone or in person. At any time you can also refer to ask UWA (ask.uwa.edu.au) for answers to Frequently Answered Questions, or to submit an online query. Find out important dates and deadlines for applying to UWA for 2015.

* the Admissions Centre will be closed on Friday 19 December to facilitate our office's relocation to the new UWA Student Central building. Our telephone and email contact details will not change - refer to www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/contact for full details (the location map will be updated from 22 December)

Note: the remainder of the University will be closed from 12.00pm Wednesday 24 December and re-open Tuesday 6 January.

Summer Design Studio applications now open!

If you are passionate about design and interested in getting a valuable hands-on insight into the Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Visual Arts courses available at UWA, you are invited to join us for our 2015 Summer Design Studio.

The January Studio is aimed at current Year 11 students heading into Year 12 in 2015, and will focus on a design project in the grounds of the UWA campus.

Activities over the four and half day studio include talks by architects, landscape architects and visual artists at the Faculty; model making and drawing classes; tuition and design advice; a site visit; and an exhibition of all the students' work at the culmination of the studio.

Cost: $240 per student, which covers all materials and equipment, as well as access to a fully equipped workshop will be provided (note: fee may be waived on an individual basis to students from Aspire UWA Schools.)

Find out more or enrol online now!

Holiday Study Courses

Academic Task Force Year 7-10 Head Start Programme

A summer holiday preparation course for Years 7-10 students consisting of study skills and subject revision is being offered by Academic Task Force at venues north and south of the river from 19-22 January, 2015.

For further information contact 9317 4421 or learn@academictaskforce.com.au .

Academic Task Force Head Start Programme

This course runs from 15-28 January 2015 to help student prepare for their new WACE courses for students who started in October 2014, this programme will offer a valuable refresher and revision course for the start of the year. As well as a preview or revision of each WACE course, a Study Skills and Essay Writing course will be offered. For further information contact 9317 4421 or learn@academictaskforce.com.au.

ATARget

A Jump Start Programme will be held in the summer holidays 2015 at Christ Church Grammar School. These are small group classes for Years 10, 11 and 12 students who are seeking a structured learning environment that will better prepare them for the new academic year. The six hours of revision per subject will involve a comprehensive re-teaching of those important components of the 2014 syllabus as well as offering students a preview into what they can expect in their new subjects in 2015.

Note: These classes will also cater for students who have commenced stage three (3) and ATAR courses in fourth term of 2014.

Also included in this programme is a six hour Study Skills course designed to teach students sound study habits that will better prepare them for the rigours of the year ahead. Contact Dr Robert Hallam (08) 9486 1377 admin@atarget.com.au.

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Advisor