WHAT IS A PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE?
The PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE is a school-based junior schooling qualification awarded to eligible students at the end of Year 9 on completion of the junior phase of learning.
The flexibility of the PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE means that a student can choose from a wide range of learning options to suit their interests and career goals. They will be given guidance on planning their PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE pathway in their Pathways classes and at key review junctures across the Junior Secondary phase of learning.
Students will receive feedback on their progress through:
- invitations to awards days, organised for students who have reached Year level juncture expectations,
- celebrating success at our annual College Awards nights and at Junior Secondary Assemblies.
HOW THE PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE WORKS?
To be awarded a PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE, students will need to achieve a significant amount of learning, at a set standard that includes achieving a “C” standard or higher, in a number of core / mandated and elective subjects across six (6) semesters in Year 7, 8 & 9.
COURSE OF STUDY
These are organised in core and electives.
Core subjects are mandatory under the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. These (5) subjects are studied in Year 7, 8 and 9 by ALL students ALL year. They are Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities and Health & Physical Education (HPE).
In Year 7 & 8 - Elective subjects are studied one (1) per semester. These include:
- Food Technology
- Industrial Technology & Design
- Art, Drama, Dance & Music (1 term each)
In Year 9 – Elective subjects are studied two (2) per year.
PLANNING FOR A PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE
PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE planning starts in Year 7, when students develop a PHOENIX JUNIOR PASSPORT. The PHOENIX JUNIOR PASSPORT helps students structure their learning around their abilities, interests and ambitions. The plan is agreed between the student, their parents/carers and the school, and maps their learning journey during their junior phase of learning. The PHOENIX JUNIOR PASSPORT will be developed by the end of Year 7, updated as necessary, and regularly reviewed to monitor progress.
HOW TO ACHIEVE A PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE
To achieve a PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE, students will need to accrue credits throughout their Junior Secondary phase of learning. A minimum of 30 credits is required to obtain the PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE by the end of Year 9 (10 credits per year). Students have the opportunity to aim for a higher level PHOENIX JUNIOR CERTIFICATE by accruing more credits. These include:
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HOW ARE THE POINTS CALCULATED AND TRACKED?
- Students will be automatically awarded credits based on their report card results for CORE and PREPARATORY levels of achievement.
- Students will need to apply for COMPLEMENTARY credits. They will need to have the application form completed with required documentation attached.
- Students will track their own credit tally on the attached tracking sheet.
- Points will be published on the end of year report cards and will be available on request.
Phoenix Junior Certificate Booklet
Click here for the full overview of the Phoenix Junior Certificate
Please note the Phoenix Junior Certificate will begin with our Year 7 cohort in 2022 and roll through each cohort there after. Our Year 7 cohort of 2022 will be eligible for their Phoenix Junior Certificate of Education at the end of 2024. We look forward to celebrating.