Senior Years

As students move from Middle Years into Senior Years expectations for students and the focus of their study priorities begin to change. A move from an approach based on learning on a ‘continuum’ is replaced with an emphasis on the completion of tasks and specific outcomes.

At Year 10 students choose a course based on their interests and strengths, and also that prepares them for their Year 11 and 12 choices. They can choose to accelerate into a Year 11 VCE subject allowing them to begin the transition to VCE. This allows them the opportunity to complete six subjects at Year 12, which can increase their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) if University is their desired pathway.

At Year 10 students study Health Life and Work where students research a possible career and work backwards to see what subjects will place them in the best position to achieve this goal. This unit also allows for the option of Work Experience which is conducted in Term Four or can be completed over the holiday period.

In Year 11, students can choose a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), and can also include in their programme a School-Based Apprenticeship (SBA) or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) subject.

If interested in finding more on any of these areas, please refer to the pages about them under Learning Programs.