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Years 11 and 12 Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance (SATE) Update

Years 11 and 12 Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance (SATE) Update

Author: Chris Nastrom-Smith
Author Role: Director of Data and Strategy

Year 11 students have recently commenced their Unit 3 studies and moved from the formative assessment of Unit 1 and 2 into the summative phase of their course. Year 11 Unit 2 reports were also issued this week, with the results providing feedback to parents, students and staff about how approaches to Year 11 can be modified to ensure the best chance of improvement over the next 12 months. It is also important to note that all Year 11 Unit 1 and 2 results are formative and do not contribute to a student’s ATAR. As such, results for these assessment instruments should be viewed as evidence of the effectiveness of the study habits and preparation for assignments that were adopted in Year 11. These results may well reveal that a change in study habits is necessary, particularly for subjects that have external examinations in Units 3 and 4 and contribute 50 per cent to students' final result (i.e. Maths and Science).

The College is currently finalising the 2020 calendar that will include the dates of Year 12 Block Exams. The draft dates for block exams currently are as follows:

Year 12, Units 3 and 4

  • IA1 Block (first Year 12 assessment piece) - Week 8/9, Term 4 and Week 4, Term 1
  • IA2 Block 2 - Week 2, Term 2
  • IA3 Block 3 - Week 2, Term 3
  • External Exams – Week 4, Term 4

Year 11 exam dates are currently under review.