Courses: Years 10, 11 and 12
Students in Year 10 are enrolled in courses across eight learning areas from the Western Australian Curriculum Framework, while students in Years 11 and 12 enrol in courses that contribute to their Western Australian Certificate of Education. A range of different pathways are offered in the school.
Due to timetabling and resource constraints, not all courses offered will run. Students may have to reselect their chosen courses. Students who complete their course selections online on time will be prioritised entry to their preferred courses. While this does not guarantee enrolment into all of their preferred courses, every effort will be made to do so. Students who do not complete their course selections will be placed into classes that have spare capacity.
Details of the courses and pathways offered can be found in the Curriculum Handbooks below.
Information about school programs and operation can be found in the School Handbook.
2020 Curriculum Handbooks
Note: Information in the Curriculum Handbooks are subject to changes.
Period Zero Exam Calendar
Note: Dates may be subject to change. Please confirm with class teachers or Head of Learning Area.
Last update 11 February 2019
Sickness and Misadventure Form
(for school based exams and assessments)
School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) Booklets
- Link: School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA)
- Year 12 SCSA Information Handbook: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/news-items/year-12-information-handbook
- Year 10 Information Handbook: https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/Year-10-Information-Handbook-2018.pdf
- Senior Secondary Schooling Powerpoint Presentation: https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/year-10-information
Booklists and Contributions and Charges
Contributions and Charges
Parents are requested to pay school contributions and charges before students commence classes.
School contributions and charges apply to all students from Years 7 to 12. These contributions and charges cover basic supplies required in subjects for student use. Throughout the year, students will be provided with materials as part of classroom lessons.
Contributions and charges enable the school to deliver and enrich the basic curriculum, thus allowing students full benefit from the compulsory charges paid. Failure to make these payments reduces the resources that each learning area can provide to students.
When students select courses where considerable expenditure are incurred, additional charges will apply. This may cover items such as travel, venue hire, consumables and models retained by the student. A student may be required to re-select a less expensive option if a parent does not pay the charges for high cost optimal subjects.
Payments can be made by:
- Qkr! payment app – Download Qkr on your Android phone or iphone. (This is the school’s preferred option)
- Internet payment – Bank details are on the payment form below.
- Mail – using the payment form below.
- In person. The school has EFTPOS facilities at the Cashier.
For more detailed information, please see the Parent Information Sheets distributed with the Resource lists and Contributions and Charges sheets.
See right for Book lists (known as Resource lists).
Financial Assistance and the Secondary Assistance Scheme
The Government’s Secondary Assistance Scheme aims to assist needy families who are unable to fully meet the cost of their children’s contributions and charges. The application form for this grant will be available at the school from 4 February 2019. The closing date for applications for Secondary Assistance Scheme is 12 April 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
Payment of contributions and charges in installments can be arranged with the Cashier.
- Contributions and Charges are refunded on a pro-rata basis.
- Voluntary Contributions to the Chaplain and P&C are not refundable.
- When a Year 12 student withdraws from a subject, there is no refund.
- The cost of the homework diary, school information handbook and course selection handbooks are not refunded because students are issued with these items by the school.
Books cannot be purchased at Rossmoyne Senior High School but can be obtained from other school book suppliers. A suggested supplier is Campion Education, 28 Kembla Way, Willetton.
Rossmoyne Senior High School does not coordinate a Second-hand book shop. Some second hand books may be found through the Sustainable School Shop Pty Ltd website on www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A suggested supplier is Campion Education, 28 Kembla Way, Willetton.
Determining the Awards using GPAs
Grade Point Average (GPA). What does this mean? The maximum GPA is 5. This represents a perfect number of A grades, whether that is 5 of 5, 8 of 8 or 11 of 11, as is the case for some Year 7 students. Students with a GPA of 5 will receive a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement. The GPA cut off for Certificates of Excellence and High Achievement are outlined in the table below. The use of a GPA rewards students who have performed consistently across all subjects. A GPA of 4.88 for example represents a student who has achieved 7As and 1B of eight subjects or 8As and 1C of nine subjects.
|Certificate of Outstanding Achievement||𝑮𝑷𝑨=𝟓.𝟎𝟎|
|Certificate of Excellence||𝟒.𝟖𝟎≤𝑮𝑷𝑨<𝟓.𝟎𝟎|
|Certificate of High Achievement||𝟒.𝟔𝟎≤𝑮𝑷𝑨<𝟒.𝟖𝟎|