The Victorian Certificate of Education
The Victorian Certificate of Education(VCE) is a 2 year course of study. Each study or subject has four units, usually studied in a sequence:
Year 11 Semester One – Unit One
Year 11 Semester Two – Unit Two
Year 12 Semester One – Unit Three
Year 12 Semester Two – Unit Four
Students enrol in 12 units for Year 11 – (6 units in Semester One and 6 units in Semester Two).
Students enrol in 10 units for Year 12 – (5 units in Semester One and 5 units in Semester Two).
Students must successfully complete sixteen units over the two years to gain their VCE (8 for Year 11 and 8 for Year 12).
Each unit has a specific focus. For example:
NOTE: You cannot fail an Outcome and successfully complete a Unit. Decisions as to whether these have been satisfactorily completed are made by the College in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
A Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate can be incorporated into a VCE course and generally counts as four units of study over two years.
Supporting our Senior Students
Upper Yarra Secondary College offers many supports to students throughout their VCE years:
- After school English and Mathematics classes
- After school Homework Club
- Lunchtime classes
- Options – Learning strategies, organisational skills, goal setting
- Masterclasses – VCE Network