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Record of School Achievement curriculum – change of course

ACE 4011

Last Updated: 13 September 2016

While most students complete the courses they start, principals may approve changes of courses that they consider are in a student’s best interest. During Stage 5, there must be sufficient time for students to demonstrate achievement of the outcomes of each course.

Allocating grades

Students who have satisfied overall requirements and have satisfactorily completed 100 hours of study of any Board Developed, Content Endorsed or School Developed Board Endorsed Stage 5 course must be allocated a grade. The grade is determined with reference to the relevant Course Performance Descriptors (for Board Developed Courses) or Common Grade Scale (for Board Endorsed and Content Endorsed Courses).

Grades are not allocated for students undertaking Life Skills outcomes and content.

Grades are not allocated for VET courses. The assessment outcome for each unit of competency of a VET course must be recorded.