The Junior Certificate of Education is a school based junior schooling qualification awarded to eligible students at the end of year 8 on successful completion of the junior phase of learning.
At Pacific Pines State High, the JCE has been strategically designed to:
- Provide targeted support and intervention for students to achieve, at a minimum, satisfactory academic achievement
- Enable students to engage in their own academic learning to prepare them for the next phase of secondary education and their readiness for future educational pathways - ATAR, Applied or Work Ready
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 (bronze level), 'B' standard (silver level) or an 'A' standard (gold level), in multiple core/mandated and elective subjects across four semesters in years 7 and 8.
Students will achieve 1 credit for each semester they achieve a 'C' standard or higher across years 7 and 8. To be awarded a Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) at Pacific Pines State High, students must:
- Achieve a minimum 20 credits, out of the available 24 credits, by the end of year 8.
- Achieve a 'C' standard or better in English and Math for a minimum of 1 semester each across years 7&8
Students who are on an Individual Curriculum Plan for a subject are eligible to gain a credit point if they achieve a minimum 'C' standard in that subject at the stated ICP level.