The Junior Certificate of Education is a school based junior schooling qualification awarded to eligible students at the end of Year 9 on successful completion of the junior phase of learning.
At Oakey State High School, the JCE has been strategically designed with 3 aspects in mind:
- As an explicit framework to track student progress and engagement
- A tool to enable students to self-regulate their own learning through a systematic cycle of inquiry
- Recognition of students readiness to embark on their Senior Schooling journey
How the JCE Works
For a student to be awarded a JCE they will need to achieve a significant amount of learning, at a set standard – including being literate and numerate. This requires achieving a 'C' standard or higher in a number of core and elective subjects across 2 Semesters in Year 9. To be awarded the Oakey State High School Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) students must at the completion of Year 9:
- Accumulate at least 10 out of the 14 available credits
- Achieve a C standard or better in English & Mathematics at the end of semester 2 of Year 9
- A statement will be included to identify where students are working on an Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP)
In Year 7 and 8 will be regarded as transition students will set goals and track results, but only credits achieved in Semester 1 and 2 of Year 9 will be used to determine the JCE.
For N, D or E Result
For C or better Result
Max Credits for Year
|*MUST HAVE C OR BETTER (Require a minimum 3 Credit Points)|
|English*||0||1||Must gain a C or better for English and Mathematics in Semester 2|
|ADDITIONAL CORE AND ELECTIVE CREDITS (Total requirement 10 Credit Points overall including English and Mathematics)|
Recognition of Student Participation
Additionally, a Statement of Participation showing service to the school in a range of activities including: leadership roles, representative sport and extra-curricular activities will be recorded on the Junior Certificate of Education. It is the home group teacher's responsibility to keep a record of the student's involvement in each activity throughout the year.