Year 10 students in the ACT will have their achievements graded from A-E in nationally recognised standards on their Certificate for the first time this year, Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch said today.
The change from school-based descriptions of achievements to nationally agreed A-E standards is part of the implementation of the Australian Curriculum.
“All ACT schools began using the national A-E grades for students from Kindergarten to Year 9 in the 2013 school year as part of the Australian Curriculum,” Ms Burch said.
“Year 10 was excluded for the first year to avoid inconsistency between Year 9 and Year 10 results on the Certificate.
“2014 will be the first year the ACT Year 10 Certificate includes standard reporting and Australian Curriculum units, giving students and their parents and carers a better understanding of their performance.
“The Certificates will continue to list the semester-based grades for all areas studied in years 9 and 10, as well as vocational education and training qualifications to provide a full picture of each student’s academic achievements.
“The Year 10 Certificates are the final reporting measure in high school and complement the ongoing reporting on each student’s achievement throughout their education.”
The updated format follows consultation between the ACT Education and Training Directorate, the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Education Office and the ACT Association of Independent Schools.
Current year 10 students will receive their Certificates in December.
(Joy Burch Media Release)