Students can undertake at least one VCE study in Year 10. This enables them to experience ‘making choices’ for the first time, as well as the rigor of completing VCE level study. The opportunity to study alongside Year 11 students fosters academic role-modeling in our senior years. As the year progresses Year 10 students begin to develop a pathway through the Senior Years and are able to make future subject selections from a point of knowledge and experience. Year 10 students also are provided a broad choice of electives which will assist in designing pathways toward VCE study in Year 11.
Much of our Year 10 pastoral program is devoted to developing the skills and attitudes required to be a successful VCE student as well as the knowledge required to make informed subject selections for Year 11. Work experience and outdoor education camps are popular and beneficial aspects of the Year 10 program.
Download our extensive VCE Subject Selection Guide for 2017-2018
Our VCE students attempt six studies at Year 11. The only compulsory study is English. With more than 35 studies offered, students can pursue interests in the Arts, Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Languages, PE/Health and Music.
Capable Year 11 students are provided with the opportunity of accelerating their studies and completing one of their Year 12, Unit 3 and 4 studies, at Year 11. This allows students to gain a head start on their Year 12 studies, and gives them the opportunity to complete six studies that will contribute to their final result. Unit 3/4 studies contribute towards students’ final Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) score.
Year 11 students seeking practical industry training also have the option of completing a Vocational Educational Training (VET) subject off campus. This is usually undertaken in an applied learning environment such as Chisholm TAFE in Frankston or at a local Registered Training Organization. Most VET studies count towards the VCE and the final ATAR score.
All Year 12 students attempt at least four Unit 3/4 studies. A normal program includes six Unit 3/4 studies, with English the only compulsory subject.
Year 12 is an exciting and academically rigorous time for our students. The year can be hectic as students balance academic studies with involvement in the co-curricular program of the School. Year 12 begins with an orientation program that provides students with the opportunity to consider the year ahead and develop goals for future success.