Churchlands Senior High School is located in the Western suburbs, ten minutes from the city centre and minutes from the stunning Perth coastline. This location, together with proximity to the Herdsman Lake wetlands provides a rich learning environment for our students. The schools extensive grounds, bright modern architecture and state of the art facilities combine to create a highly desirable education setting.
Churchlands Senior High School has built an outstanding reputation since its foundation in 1962. Our tradition of student excellence in academic, sporting and cultural fields is without peer in the public system and places the school competitively against Western Australia's leading private schools.
Churchlands Senior High School is Western Australia's leading selective music school providing specialist tuition to the state's Gifted and Talented young musicians.
Many of our students aspire to University entrance and the professional occupations. In pursuing their goals, students share the same learning journey taken by our Beazley Medallists, Rhode Scholars and Subject and General Exhibition winners. Many of our students go on to become leaders in their chosen field and in the community.
Churchlands offers a learning culture based on shared practice in instructional strategies aimed at promoting excellence, shared values and the attributes of citizenship in an ordered and disciplined environment. Acknowledging a global and technologically advanced society, Churchlands students are encouraged to "Aim High" as they prepare to meet the challenges of adulthood in this new world.
The Curriculum Council recognises that individual students, under circumstances outlined in this policy document, may need special external assessment arrangements to allow them to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understandings within certain subjects/courses. The underlying principle of special provisions is to ensure that the most appropriate, fair and reasonable arrangements and options are available for students to demonstrate their capabilities where their external assessment is affected by illness, impairment or personal circumstances.
Students who are eligible for special provisions are not exempt from meeting the requirements for a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), or from being assessed in a course.
In considering the eligibility for special provisions, the Curriculum Council is mindful of the need to balance the competing demands of allowing students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understandings with the need to preserve the academic integrity of the assessment process.
Curriculum Council Act (1977) Part 3 12 (2) (d) (i) and (ii)
It is a function of the Council to establish and carry into effect procedures for assessment of achievement of students undertaking senior secondary schooling, and the proper conduct of that assessment, including school and external assessment for the purposes of certification; and ensuring the comparability of assessments of student achievement.
This policy is established in accordance with the provisions of the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 as amended in 2005 and the associated Disability Standards for Education 2005.
The principles that underpin this policy are:
1.Candidates whose capacity to participate in a timed assessment is adversely affected in a significant way by illness, impairment or personal circumstances may be eligible to access appropriate, fair and reasonable alternative arrangements.
2.All WACE candidates undertake assessment under comparable conditions. Any special provision must provide equivalent, alternative arrangements for students.
3.The same knowledge, understandings and skill requirements, and performance standards are applied to all students whether or not they are granted special provisions.
4.Special provisions do not confer an advantage to any candidate over other candidates.
5.Decisions about a candidate's eligibility to be granted special provisions will be evidence-based and made by a committee convened for the purpose.
Types of special provisions
There are two types of special provisions for the external examinations:
Special examination arrangements
Specific eligibility criteria apply for each form of special provision.