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 The Gap 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 Gap State High School Junior Certificate of
Education (JCE) students must at the completion of Year 9:
Year 7 and 8 will be regarded as transition years
where students will set goals, track their results, but only credits achieved
in Semester 1 and 2 of Year 9 will be used to achieve the JCE.