Camden Haven High School

Aim for the Highest

Telephone02 6556 8100

Emailcamdenhave-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Year 12

Subjects

Year 12 Students must be Studying at least 2units of English (Advanced, Standard or studies) 

All other subjects are continued from year 11. There is the possibly to change some subjects or to drop to 10 units of study. This decision will need to be made in consolation with your Year advisor, Stage 6 Deputy Principal and Head Teacher of administration.

Homework & Study

Homework & Study is vital for success in the HSC. The amount of required time will be dependant of your student’s pattern of study (ATAR or Non ATAR). 

It is not unusually for teachers to set regular homework, with the expectation that will also be revising classroom content. In the lead up to exam, it is not unreasonable for students to be doing additional study.

Exam and Assessments

All subjects have Assessment tasks. These are a course requirement and must be completed by their due date. Most subjects have 4 to 5 tasks, which means most student will have an assessment task for each subject due each term.

Details about CHHS Assessment task policies and procedures can be found in the HSC Assessment Guide 2018. All student have been given a copy of this can addional copy can be made available on request.  An assessment task timeline is produced at the start of each term and distributed to student through the schools learning edge program. Most subjects will have a HSC trail examination these are held in weeks 3 and 4 of term 3

Excursion

While there are, no annual excursion set for year 12 it is not uncommon for there to be subject specific excursions. There are usually excursions to university open days but the University, which we visit changes due to what is available to the school and student interest.  The day before graduation year 12 have a Skirmish excursion. 

HSC support

A range of online resources is available to help students and parents understand the HSC and prepare for assessment and examinations.

Year 12 students can set up their personal profile on NSW students online and access support materials including the HSC exam timetable and answers to frequently asked questions about the HSC.

Students can prepare for the final exams by looking at past HSC exam papers.

After Year 12

It's a good idea for your child to start thinking about careers that suit their interests and abilities as early as possible. You may like to talk with the careers adviser and research options together.

Resources, such as the following sites are readily available:

myfuture

Careers Advisory Service

Future study and training options

For students considering continuing with study, visiting the following links can help them make an informed decision:

Leaving school

Year 12 - what next?

Going to uni

TAFE NSW

Training and industry

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Going to careers markets and open days are also good ways to find out what's on offer.

Job searching

These websites list job vacancies and apprenticeship and traineeships opportunities:

NSW government jobs

Australian JobSearch

Adzuna

CareerOne

SEEK

Careers advisors can provide assistance to students with matters of their school subject selections, career planning, tertiary preparatiopn and applications for employment. Students are able to see the careers advisors during recess and lunch, at minischools and during lesson times with an appointment. Parents and carers can also make appointments to meet on behalf of their child.
The Workplace Learning Policy means work experience, special work placement, transition work placement and tax file numbers are orginised by the careers advisor.

Year 12 Advisor 2018

Ben Sainsbury

Email: ben.sainsbury2@det.nsw.edu.au

Phone: 6556 8241

As year 12 advisor, my primary role is the wellbeing of all year 12 students. My aim is to work closely with year 12 students and staff to identify issues that impact on their learning. Then provide the earliest possible intervention that prevents problems that may occur. As the primary point of contact for parents I can provide up to date information about your individual student’s academic progress, classroom behaviour, attendance and social behaviour. I can also disseminate appropriate information to school personnel regarding issues affecting your student’s wellbeing. 

When I am not year advising I’m in the Science Lab teaching Chemistry, Marine Studies or Junior Science.  I toughly enjoy getting students to discover the world around them, solve problems and to think critically. This usually involves growing corals, breeding fish, the use of acids, Bunsen burns and the occasional explosion preformed very safely.  

I have the best job. I get to guide an outstanding group of young people through the HSC and see them achieve their dreams.  

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