The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is a compulsory subject that students need to pass in order to gain their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
It is worth 10 credits and is undertaken from Years 8 to 10 at Adelaide High School. Further information is available at the SACE Board website: SACE Stage 1.
Through a series of formative and summative activities and tasks, students identify their abilities, dispositions and aspirations beyond school then decide on possible career choices and pathways to achieve them. Students are supported throughout this process by their Pastoral Care teacher and time is provided as part of the Pastoral Care Program. Each student is provided with a transition folio in Year 8 and this contains a range of activities and record keeping sheets, including activities designed to support the development of the capabilities of the PLP. The Transition Folio becomes the central storage place for the evidence collected by the student to meet the Performance Standards of the PLP throughout the Middle School.
There are four major tasks that students need to complete in order to pass (gain a C grade or better). Each task is graded and a final grade is determined after all tasks have been completed.
In Year 9, the first task is a Round Table Presentation, made near the end of the year, in which students reflect on their learning over the past year.
The next three tasks are completed while students are in Year 10.
Task 2 focuses on students’ Work Experience and includes a journal and a reflection on the value of their work experience in helping to clarify future career options. Work Experience will occur in Term 2, Week 6 for the Year 10 students. For further information please see the Workplace Learning page.
Task 3 requires students to develop an action plan for their preferred career choices and subject selections for Stage 1 and 2 that will enable them to continue their studies beyond school.
Task 4 is a reflective presentation that covers the student’s progress and accomplishments over the past three years.
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