External Examination Results

Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA) Year 12 2016 and beyond

A statement of student achievement is issued to all Year 12 students at the completion of their secondary schooling.
The statement of student achievement formally records, as relevant:

  • achievement of WACE requirements
  • achievement of literacy (reading and writing) standard
  • achievement of numeracy standard
  • achievement of exhibitions and awards
  • school grades, school marks, and combined scores in ATAR units *
  • school grades and school marks in General and Foundation units *
  • completed Preliminary units
  • completed VET industry specific units
  • successfully completed VET qualifications and VET units of competency
  • completed endorsed programs
  • number of community service hours undertaken (if reported by the school)

* In Year 12, Units 3 and 4 are reported as a year-long course. In Year 11, Units 1 and 2 are reported as a year-long course but may be reported separately.
A sample statement of student achievement is provided on pages 88 and 89 of the WACE Manual 2017.

ATAR Course Report
An ATAR course report is issued to students (excluding non-school candidates*) who sit an ATAR course examination in that course. The ATAR course report records:

  • school marks**
  • moderated school marks**
  • examination marks**
  • combined score
  • standardised combined score
  • state-wide distribution of combined scores in that course
  • the number of candidates who completed the course.

* Non-school candidates will receive a letter from the Authority notifying them of their ATAR course examination mark.
** A course that has a practical examination component will have the written and practical marks reported separately.

The ATAR course report shows how the student performed relative to all other students who completed the course (represented by a location on a graph). A sample ATAR course report is provided on page 90 of the WACE Manual 2017.

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

A student's Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is calculated by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) and is not included on the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement.  Students seeking advice regarding university admission should direct their enquiries to TISC (+61 8 9318 8000).