Guest the4hopes

Options for 16 year old girl?

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    Guest the4hopes

    Hi, We are just waiting for our visa, had medicals in January 2008.

    Moving out with 2 daughters 12 and 16. My 16 year old will have done GCSEs before we get there. She really wants to do dance, drama and art. Does anyone know whether the schools have a sixth form or if she would go to college. I've looked up some info, unis seem to do high qualification courses, and the TAFE colleges don't seem to have much choice in arts and they are all quite high fees. Are there any colleges similar to UK?

    We are really confused with her options!! She would be starting sixth form at her school in sept, we need to offer some hope!

    Thanks.

    Laura

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants

    Before going to uni she would need to do her SACE. This is done in yrs11 &12 of high school, so look for a school that specialises in the "arts" I know AB Pk high used to, not sure about now, will ask my daughter later and post again.

    Libby might know when she comes on I am sure she might be able to point you in the right direction.

    sarah

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    Guest Libby1971

    Hello

     

    I don't know right now but I will. Hang on in there and I will make some phone calls. I am being nosey in finding out the answers as I don't know.

     

    I thought SSP would now and was about to tell you to talk to her!

     

    Libby :jiggy:

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    Guest Blackcat

    Hi, we were in the same position when we arrived with our 16 year old son, he had done his GCSE's in the summer and then had a long break off and has now started at Blackwood High School in year 11 doing two years of SACE. So far he is finding it a bit easier than his old school in the UK, but is settling in and enjoying it. They do far more subjects at SACE level than they would at A level, and study a subject for one semester, which is 6 months, before changing subjects again. I think Blackwood does do performing arts, have a look at the Blackwood High School website, and good luck, took Adam a while to settle but he is fine now. Gina

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    Guest salisbury massive

    If you are going to be looking at settling in the North East suburbs then Golden Grove High School might be for you.

     

    http://www.goldengrovehs.sa.edu.au/

     

    they have a performing arts bit that might be of interest.

     

    Jo

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    Guest jd*

    Hi

     

    you can also get accreditation for her GCSE's and miss out year 11, she can then do only year 12 in order to complete school here and get the required SACE for further education. ;)

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants

    In yrs 11&12 at Ab Pk there are different types of drama choices, movie making and dance. Try looking on the school website. You will find it by searching the dept of edu website.

    sarah

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    Guest the4hopes

    Thanks everyone for your help,its a bit more clear now. Anymore info always welcome!

    By the way we were told today we would get our visa!!!!!

    Laura x

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    Guest alibongo

    jd

     

    how do I go about getting GCSEs accredited. My son will be doing his GCSEs this summer. Do they not recognise these qualifications in Oz?

     

    Cheers Ali

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants
    jd

     

    how do I go about getting GCSEs accredited. My son will be doing his GCSEs this summer. Do they not recognise these qualifications in Oz?

     

    Cheers Ali

    You take the GCS results to the school they will be going to, they photocopy them and send them off to SSABSA, who then turn them into SACE points, It tool a long time for my sons to come through...but he went back to yr 11 anyway,so it wasnt needed.

    sarah

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    Guest jill wright

    Hi Srah

     

    Really interested in this thread as my eldest Lucy is busy hard at work for her gcse's so its good to know they won't go to waste.Thanks for the info

     

    Jill

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    Guest jd*

    Hi

     

    I'm not sure how long it took for the accreditation - I sent the GCSE results by email from the UK in September, then booked the school placement for after the Summer holidays.

     

    My son started year 12 the following February and completed the SACE that year. :)

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    Guest jill wright

    Hi

     

    Where did you send the e mail to (its just that we will still be in uk when Lucy gets her results) You obvioisuly had picked a school then having picked a placement how had you decided this?

     

    jill

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    Guest alibongo

    thanks guys

    really helpful. although I think the school that we may send the boy to will send him back 1/2 a year too to year 11.

     

    Ali

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    Charles Campbell secondary school specialises in dance/performing arts. There are also plenty of dance schools where she would be able to dance as a SACE subject outside of school. Just a thought about skipping yr 11, most kids coming from UK are a bit ahead, but doing yr 11 before our final yr of yr 12 allows them to settle in , make friends etc, before the stress of yr 12. Five subjects are usually studied in the one yr, and a good many of those have heavy workloads, if not exams.

    Rachel

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    Guest alibongo

    Thanks for that info rachel, I think our son was a bit disappointed that he would have to rpt part of his schooling but in my opinion you are right about reducing the stress levels, and hopefully he should settle in better. Things will be very different if you say that they study so many subjects in the final 2 years of school!

     

    Ali

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