VCE

A wide selection of pathway choices are offered to students in years 11-12:

– Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

– VCE including Vocational Education and Training (VET)

– Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

– School Based Apprenticeships (SBA)

 

VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (VCE)

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).  The study designs for the VCE studies are provided by VCAA to all secondary schools in Victoria and can be found on their website for further information. (www.vcaa.vic.edu.au) The VCE is assessed in units (half year studies). Students will usually study units 1 and 2 in Year 11 and units 3 and 4 in Year 12.

 

ASSESSMENT AND THE AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY ADMISSION RANK (ATAR – formerly known as the ENTER score)

Assessment tasks at units 1 and 2 level are used as a guide to students as to how well they are demonstrating the required outcomes in each study.  At units 3 and 4 level, the assessment results in a study score for each unit 3 and 4 sequence they study.  Each students’ study scores then go through a process which results in an ATAR score which can be used to gain a place in tertiary studies.

 

Maths

Foundation Maths Unit 1-2

VCE Units 1 and 2 Foundation Mathematics   Foundation Mathematics provides an opportunity for students to continue to develop their mathematical skills to support their learning in other…

General Maths Unit 1-2

VCE Units 1 and 2 General Mathematics   General Mathematics is designed to provide access to worthwhile and challenging mathematical learning in a way which takes into account…

Maths Methods Unit 1-2

  VCE Units 1 and 2 Mathematical Methods Mathematical Methods is specifically designed to build on the Algebra, Functions & Probability concepts delivered in previous Mathematics studies. Students…

SPECIALIST MATHS 1-2

Specialist Mathematics is specifically designed for students who wish to undertake an in-depth study of mathematics, with an emphasis on concepts, skills and processes related to mathematical structure,…

Science

Biology Unit 1-2

  COURSE DESCRIPTION Biology is the study of living organisms, of life processes, and of the different levels of organisation from the cell to the biosphere.  It includes the…

Psychology Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION Students are introduced to the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. This course covers the essential skills required for the study of Psychology at both…

Chemistry Unit 1-2

Course Description:   Chemistry underpins the production and development of energy, the maintenance of clean air and water, the production of food, medicines and new materials, and the…

Physics Unit 1-2

UNIT DESCRIPTION UNIT 1 Electricity and Nuclear Physics Unit 1 begins by exploring atomic theory and developing an understanding of nuclear radiation. The students then investigate different applications…

Humanities

Business Management Unit 1&2

Course Description   In studying VCE Business Management Units 1 and 2, students develop knowledge and skills that enhance their confidence and ability to participate effectively, as socially…

20th Century History Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION Interested in the Holocaust, or the impact of the first atomic bomb?  How about the civil rights movements and the ‘space race’ of the 1960s; the Vietnam…

Legal Studies 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In Unit 1, students explore Criminal Law in Action. The law influences all aspects of society – at home, at work and in the wider community. Laws are…

English

English Unit 1-2

Reading and creating texts In this area of study students explore how meaning is created in a text. Students identify, discuss and analyse decisions authors have made. They…

Literature Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION Units 1&2 Literature focuses on the ways literary texts represent human experience and the reading practices students develop to deepen their understanding of a text. Students…

VCAL Literacy

UNIT DESCRIPTION VCAL LITERACY VCAL Literacy will be offered to students  at Intermediate and Senior VCAL levels. Literacy includes reading, writing and oral communication skills. The Literacy Skills…

Health & Physical Education

Health and Human Development Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION In Unit 1: Health & Development of Australia’s Youth, students will learn about the things that affect the health and development of people their age. They will take a…

Physical Education Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION If you are interested in learning about the human body & you enjoy being physically active, then this is the subject for you. In this subject we…

Outdoor & Environmental Studies Unit 1-2

  Outdoor and Environmental Studies is a challenging and exciting subject, which combines practical experiences and theoretical knowledge of human interactions with natural environments.  If you have a…

Technology

Food Technology Unit 1-2

* Students intending to undertake Units 1 and 2 Food Technology will need to have successfully completed a ‘Food Technology’ unit at year 9 and/or year 10.  Special…

Arts

Media Unit 1-2

UNIT DESCRIPTION In this course you will examine the way meaning is constructed in many forms of media. You will be introduced to the key concept of representation…

Studio Arts Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION Studio Arts encourages and supports students to recognise their individual potential as creative thinkers and makers of artwork. This subject presents a guided process to assist…

Visual Communication Design Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION In Unit 1: Introduction to visual communication design, students will develop their thinking and drawing skills to make their ideas become real. Students will complete a series…

Drama Unit 1-2

Do you need somewhere to channel your creative energies?  Have you ideas and stories to share?  Do you love performing? This unit has it all!   COURSE DESCRIPTION…

Music Performance 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION Unit 1 focuses on building performance and musicianship skills. Students develop a repertoire of solo and group works for performance. They practise technical exercises to meet…

LOTE

French Unit 1-2

UNIT DESCRIPTION In Unit 1-2 you will continue to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French. You greatly improve your knowledge of French grammar which…

Indonesian Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION In Year 11, students learn Indonesian through studying a range of topics, such as the personal world of a young Indonesian person, which includes what music they…