STRATEGIES FOR MAXIMIZING VCE LOTE SCORES Victorian School of Languages McKinnon Secondary School– Central 2 Venetia Kefalianos & Diana Hatch
The Victorian School of Languages • 77 yrs in the business of teaching LOTE • 45 languages offered by the VSL • 44 centres • Country • City • At government schools • And now at Haileybury & John Fawkner
Would you like to assist in maximizing your VCE student’s TR Score? During this session I will discuss VCE issues. • Are you ready for VCE • VASS- Vass Notification Forms. • Enrolment issues • Withdrawing – up until the end of 1st term • Exams • GAT – preparing for the GAT • Absences • Late to class • VCE manuals – on line. • HOMEWORK • TR scores • 10% bonus
Scenario 1 • “I want to do year 12 Swahili I speak Swahili at home”. (VCE is highly competitive)
Scenario 2 • I am in year 11 and wish to do Swahili in year 12.
Scenario 3 • We have just arrived from overseas and I want my gifted daughter to do Swahili at the VCE year 12 level - she is in year 8 at her day school. • (VCE needs maturity)
Scenario 4 • What is the Gat? • 3 hour IQ test in English • 2 writing tasks – 30 min. • 70 multiple choice questions= 1.7 minutes each question
Question 1 • The point of this cartoon is to suggest that women and men • A are able to ignore each other. • B are able to work co-operatively. • C both support and are themselves supported. • D both manipulate and are themselves manipulated.
1 The joke of the cartoon is that the speaker is A trying to be a good parent. B disguising laziness as concern. C more interested in educative theories than in his child. D more interested in his child than in educative theories.
UNIT 5 • Questions 10 – 12 • The following are four different translations (A–D) of a haiku poem by the Japanese poet Basho. • Along this road • goes no one; • this autumn evening. • Not one traveller • braves this road – • autumn night. • By lonely roads • this lonely poet marches • into autumn dusk. • All along this road • not a single soul – only • autumn evening comes. • 10 Which of the translations gives the most emotional interpretation? • A B C D • 11 Which of the translations seems to make autumn a presence? • A B C D • 12 Which of the translations contrasts most with the others? • A B C D
Questions 29 – 33 • Jane, who works at the city council, has made a flow chart for a computer program to help • determine the number of car parking spaces (P) required for different types of takeaway outlet. • The number of spaces required for an outlet depends on the number of indoor seats (J) and the • number of outdoor seats (E), as well as the gross floor area (GFA, in m2). To help her calculate P, • she has introduced the intermediate variables V, W, X, Y and Z. • Start • X = GFA • 100 ×12 • W = Y5 • V = Y3 • P = X • P = X + W • P = X + Z P = X + V • Z = J2 • Y = J + E • Seating? • Drivethrough? • Is W >Z ? • Is V >Z ? • Value of P: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
Which of the following best describes the facilities at a takeaway outlet described by path(ii) in the flow chart?A seating with no drive-throughB seating with a drive-throughC no seating and a drive-throughD no seating, no drive-through30 Which of the following is equal to V ?A one-third of the number of indoor seatsB one-half of the number of indoor seatsC one-third of the total number of indoor and outdoor seatsD one-fifth of the total number of indoor and outdoor seats31
Questions 67 – 70The image of the Australian outback on the next page was painted by Russell Drysdale.Pamela Bell described the painting in the following terms:Man Reading a Paper is one of the most surreal of Drysdale’s paintings of the early1940s. For the first time, Drysdale incorporated pieces of corrugated iron and awindmill, motifs which at times appear abstract. A sense of ambiguity is heightened bythe suggestion of actions taking place in an internal rather than external environment.Instead of sitting in a lounge chair reading a paper, the male figure rests on a treestump, with his jacket hung on the nearest branch. The subject’s indifference to thestrange scene around him only heightens the viewer’s feeling of unease.5Bell sees the painting asA eerie.B tragic.C tranquil.D celebratory.The seated figure in the painting seemsA at home in the landscape.B a victim of the landscape.C alienated from the landscape.D the destroyer of the landscape.
Measuring Volume • Spoon • 1/4 teaspoon = 1.25 mL • 1 tablespoon = 20 mL • Questions 2–4 • Monica has only two kitchen measuring spoons. These are described in the box above. • Question 2 According to a recipe, Monica needs to measure out exactly 4.0 mL of vanilla essence into a bowl. How many times will she need to fill the 1/4 teaspoon and empty it into the bowl? • A twice • B three times • C four times • D She cannot measure 4.0 mL this way. • Question 3 • For a recipe, Monica needs to measure 30 mL. She could do this using 1 tablespoon and • A 2 × 1/4 teaspoons. • B 4 × 1/4 teaspoons. • C 8 × 1/ 4 teaspoons • D 16 × 1/4 teaspoons.
“Struck from behind, all right … and from my firstexamination of the wound, I’d say this was done by somekind of heavy, blunt object.”The joke in this cartoon is that the detective isA jumping to a conclusion.B overlooking the obvious.C oversimplifying the situation.D making an unwarranted assumption.
Question 15 The cartoon suggests that when his wife is away this husband • A spends little time at home. • B spends a lot of time drinking. • C accumulates a lot of household rubbish. • D takes over the management of the household. Question 16 The material in this unit suggests all of the following about the historical period except one. Which one? • A Men were not expected to cook. • B People without work were ridiculed. • C Efficiency and economy were valued. • D Women were in charge of house-work and cooking.
Scenarios • My daughter only got 43 for Swahili what should I do?
Scenarios • I only scored 36 for Swahili why did I not get a higher score, what can I do?
Scenarios • Can I repeat? • Will lose marks? can do VCE over 3 years
Scenarios • Can I have my exam remarked, I am unhappy with my results?
Scenarios • There has been an injustice made: My son was top of his class in Swahili and he only received 37.
Scenario • I am an overseas full paying Swahili student and my Swahili is great I wish to do VCE Swahili.
What type of student succeeds? • Serious about study • Serious about attendance • Committed