Years 11 and 12 Curriculum
Senior School Values
The College is committed to offering you a pathway to the future by providing a breadth of curriculum that meets community needs including VCE, VCAL and Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Encouraging a strong work ethic the College promotes: self-discipline and independent learning in a mature learning environment.
The College offers a challenging educational and enriching co-curricular program that promotes leadership and recognises all achievements.
We aim to develop confident and informed young adults who are socially responsible and are prepared for further learning and the workplace.
The senior school will:
- Provide a mature learning environment
- Foster self-discipline and independent learning
- Offer a wide variety of extra curricular activities
- Recognise student achievements
- Encourage formal and informal leadership
- Offer a breadth of curriculum that meets the community needs including VCE, VCAL and VET.
Choosing your VCE Program
Your VCE program is the complete range of VCE units from 1 to 4.
Requirements and Student Programs
Minimum requirements for VCE completion:
You must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 16 units that include:
- An approved combination of at least three units from the group of English studies that includes at least one Units 3 & 4 sequence, and
- Three sequences of Units 3 & 4 studies other than English
Note: to receive an ATAR you must complete Units 3 & 4 of an approved English study
VCE-VET Units Within Your Program
- All VET programs have full VCE study status, within the Unit 1 to 4 structure.
- Most VET subjects contribute to an ATAR like a VCE subject would, exceptions are Automotive and Building and Construction and Agriculture.
Minimum requirements for VCE Completion
The minimum requirement is satisfactory completion of 16 units, which must include:
- three units from the English group, including a Unit 3 & 4 sequence
- at least three sequences of Unit 3 & 4 studies, which can include all VCE subjects, and scored VCE VET subjects. Further sequences from the English group may be included. (*see exception)
* English Units 3 & 4 and English as an Additional Language Units 3 & 4 are equivalent sequences, so only one sequence may be counted towards the award of the VCE.
Minimum requirements for ATAR calculation
VTAC calculates an ATAR for all VCE students who have successfully completed the VCE requirements and satisfied minimum tertiary
Only applicants who have at least four VCE study scores in an acceptable combination will have an ATAR calculated (Primary 4 minimum: English plus three other Unit 3 & 4 sequences).
Note – Study Area Groupings: In each of the study areas of English, mathematics, music, history, contemporary society studies, information technology and languages other than English:
- at most two results can contribute to the primary four (Excludes English & EAL as these are deemed equivalent studies)
Course and Institutional Requirements
You must also meet and/or complete course and institutional requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements before applying for a course. As a new or a continuing VCE student it is your responsibility to research the likely prerequisites for the courses or career paths you might be considering and make sure they become part of your VCE program.
VTAC’s – www.vtac.edu.au
VCAA – www.vcaa.vic.edu.au
Choose units that:
- Interest you and which you have been successful in.
- Lead to employment or vocation you find appealing.
- Are prerequisites for further training or tertiary courses that you are considering.
- Are part of a VET program leading to a VET qualification within your VCE.
- You have discussed with staff, researched and feel confident you can complete.
Don’t choose units because:
- You incorrectly believe that certain subjects give you an advantage in the VTAC scaling process for calculating the ATAR. (Scaling and strength of competition balance out. Students are free to choose units on the grounds listed above).
- Your friends are doing them. (They might have sound reasons for their selections, you don’t.)
VCAA will be changing some study designs. These are yet to be published, as a result some outlines will change.