Learning at Years 11 and 12 VCE
Students in Years 11 and 12 can complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). As a College we have high expectations for every student and aim for them to achieve their ‘Best Effort’. The College offers a broad-based curriculum that caters for a range of skills and interests and prepares students for their transition into further study and work. Approximately 80 per cent of our Year 11 and 12 students select a full VCE program, some with a VET program.
When students move into Year 11 and 12, they usually study six VCE units at Year 11 and five VCE units at Year 12. Students usually complete 22 units during VCE but need a minimum of 16 units to successfully complete the certificate.
Why complete VCE?
VCE is designed for students who are likely to apply for tertiary placement and need an ATAR. There is a stronger academic focus in VCE, rather than the “hands on” focus of VCAL. Students can complete a range of different subject combinations along with a VET option. It is highly recommended that students research the pre-requisites for various courses of interest and design their course selection around this.
Class time is very important and students need to ensure attendance is maintained at a high level. Organisation, motivation and a consistent approach to study are the key ingredients for a successful VCE experience. In addition, students are encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the College through the Camps and Excursions programs, careers expos, university visits, College productions, music, sport and community volunteering opportunities to name a few.