VCE Information Evening. For students entering Year 11 in 2014 Tuesday 20 August 2013. Outline of the Evening. Welcome & Introductions: Peter Tooke, Deputy Headmaster The Structure and Function of the VCE: Sally Scott, VCE Coordinator (Curriculum Office)
For students entering Year 11 in 2014
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Opportunity to clarify aspects of the VCE before making subject choices:
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) administers the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
Unit 1 & 2 studies are normally taken in Year 11 and
Unit 3 & 4 studies are normally taken in Year 12
The units fall into two groups:
16 units over 2 years which must include:
An MGS student programme will consist of either:
In 2014 an MGS programme for a Year 11 student will therefore consist of either:
Students who take up the option of selecting 6 VCE studies will be
automatically programmed to take a short course titled “Year 11
Development Programme”. This course will consist of 12 lessons to
be led by the Director of Leadership. They may also select the term
study of “Ethics in Leadership”.
The remaining ‘class time’ is dedicated to supervised Study Periods
Exceptions to be negotiated with:
– not appropriate for students who have been on
Application Section is part of the Subject Selection Receipt Form:
Head of Faculty and Head of House signatures are required
Units 1 and 2
Units 3 and 4
A 3 hour test undertaken by students enrolled in one or more Unit 3/4 Study.
Available to students who suffer a significant impairment or problem
Modification of programs and/or delivery:
School-based assessment (SACs & SATs)
Special exam arrangements
before or during exams; not chronic problems
Applications to the VCE Coordinator, with documentation, asap
School Assessed Tasks (SACs and SATs) must be completed within fixed time frames and be verified as being the work of the student.
For able students concurrent with able
Satisfactory Completion of VCE, VET or VCAL units taken elsewhere within Victoria can be credited and added to those completed at MGS.
Application can also be made for studies completed interstate or overseas as part of the VCE.
All explained in the VCE Handbook
It is important that students speak to their teachers, Heads of House and Careers Advisors
Further advice can be gained from the Curriculum Office:
Creative & Performing Arts Faculty: Ms Cat Poljski
Mr Stephen Dessants
Health & Physical Education Faculty:
Mr Nathanael Coull
Mr Michael AdcockHeads of Faculty
Mrs Florence Guthrie
Mr Bruce Ruthven
Mr Stuart Jamieson
Ms Leanne Forbes
See VET Handbook and CD. Discuss with Careers.
Different studies are not “marked up” or “marked down” by some arbitrary process.
A student’s Study Score is determined by his relative position within the cohort undertaking the subject (score out of 50 on a normal distribution).
VTAC scales Study Scores according to the strength of the cohorts of students undertaking the study. It is more difficult to achieve a high “raw” score in a study which is undertaken by a strong group of students (and vice versa).
Scaling (by comparing the relative strengths of the cohorts taking different studies) compensates for this situation to ensure students get the full benefit of their efforts.
The consequence of this process is that the “best” subjects to do are those in which you do well!!
Subjects that provide interest
Subjects that give you passion
Subjects that make you want to learn!
Rewards are the answer
Choose subjects that give you pleasure, interest and intrinsic reward
Formal & Informal Questions