Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Year 11 2015 The Senior Years VCE: Victorian Certificate of Education VCAL: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Year 11 2015 The Senior Years VCE: Victorian Certificate of Education VCAL: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning
Senior School Learning is different and rewarding Adult environment Chosen subjects and course Many new subjects Relevant curriculum Post compulsory education
Where to after Princes Hill SC? –University? –TAFE? –Work? –Adult Life!! Preferred style of Senior learning –Practical and applied? (VCAL) –Theoretical? (VCE) VCAL or VCE? Choices and decisions
Other new choices….. Vocational Education & Training (VCE VET) -classes on Wednesdays -other locations -possible TAFE certificate School Based Apprenticeships (SBAT’s) -Wednesdays, (Fridays VCAL) &/or holidays -Credit towards an apprenticeship -You get paid
Choosing programs and subjects for 2015 Give some thought to the general direction your educational journey will take….. Career ideas Aspirations for adult life Understand what Pathways are available Your preferred learning environment for Senior Years and beyond
The Challenge Leaving the “comfort zone” Class activities, relationships with teachers and peers Looking for opportunities to improve Increasingly complicated lifestyle Part-time employment, extra curricula activities, family conflict, parties, financial pressures, relationships Increased independence Wednesdays, Private Study Periods, VET, SBATs
Subject Offerings- VCE Units 1 & 2 HUMANITIES English ESL Literature Global Politics 20 th Century History Philosophy Classics LOTE Italian French ART & STUDIO ARTS Art Photography Sculpture Media DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Visual Communication Wood or Fashion PERFORMING ARTS Drama Music
COMMERCE Business Management PE Health & Human Development VCE VET 39+ vocational subjects offered on and off campus SCIENCE Physics Chemistry Biology Psychology MATHS Maths Methods General Maths General Maths (Specialist)
Some possible subject combinations… Humanities English 20 th Century History Global Politics Philosophy Classics Literature Arts English Visual Communication Art Studio Art Design and Tech VET Media
Possible courses… Science/ Maths English Maths Methods Gen. Maths (Specialist) Chemistry Physics PE Commerce English 20 th Century History Maths Business Management Psychology VET Business
And more possible courses… Performing Arts English Music Drama Literature Philosophy VET Creative Media: Broadcasting Health Sciences English Maths Biology PE Health Psychology
And more…. IT English Maths Methods General Specialist Bus. Management Biology VET Media Eclectic English Chemistry Maths Methods Music Philosophy VET Furnishings
Remember, for the remainder of Year 10… Punctuality! Full attendance! Satisfactory completion of 11 out of 14 units Submission of all work on time Revision and study for exams Extra effort in all subjects Demonstrate the study skills appropriate for entry into Senior School
PLEASE PROVIDE THE SCHOOL WITH YOUR UP TO DATE EMAIL ADDRESS SO TRANSITION INFORMATION CAN BE EMAILED TO YOU OVER THE NEXT 2 ½ YEARS! YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR DETAILS ON COMPASS OR EMAIL YOUR ADDRESS TO: ENQUIRIES@PHSC.VIC.EDU.AU ENQUIRIES@PHSC.VIC.EDU.AU Do we have your current email address?
VCAL Senior secondary school qualification Accredited in July 2002 Based on existing good practice Develops and extends pathways for young people to: oWork, apprenticeships/traineeships oTraining and further education
VCAL qualification »2 VCAL award levels: Intermediate Senior VCAL Intermediate VCAL Senior May include: VCAL intermediate units VCAL Senior Units VET Certificates I and II VET Certificates II and III FE Certificate II FE Certificate III
Sample timetable at PHSC: MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY P1 WRS NUMERACY V PDS S P2 LITERACY- reading and writing NUMERACY E PDS W P3 NUMERACYLITERACY- reading and writing T LITERACY- reading and writing L P4 PDSLITERACY- reading and writing NUMERACY / S P5 PDSSTUDY PERIODWRS B P6 WRSSTUDY PERIODWRS A
YOU ARE NOT EXPECTED TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO ‘DO’ AFTER SCHOOL! SO, WE HAVE A TRANSITION PROCESS… It is OK not to be sure!
Transition Process Careers Weeks 1-4: personality tests, career planning, subject selection and pre-requisite instruction to all classes Transition Information Evenings: July 22/ 23 Transition Kit: Transition letter, Subject list, Senior School Handbook (online), VICTER guide (online), VET Handbook (collect please) and other publications Homework: completion of Careers Investigation Booklet – investigation into at least 2 careers, 2 course outlines, plus all other tasks in the booklet
Process continued… Individual Counselling with Transition Team: Wednesday August 6 and Wednesday August 20 (no classes) Hand in Work Experience diary PLUS Careers Investigation Booklet at Counselling Day 1 Note: August 20 (second interview)- online Round 1 subject selection and VCE VET application COMPLETED!
RULE 1: OPT FOR SUBJECTS YOU ENJOY! So, how do you select your subjects for VCE Year 11?
VCE: Types of subjects VCE Units VCE VET Units may be taken in VCE or VCAL SBA (School Based Apprenticeships) may be taken in VCE or VCAL
Semester guide Year 11 and 12 are divided into semesters A Unit is completed in one semester Classics Unit 1: Semester 1 Yr 11 Classics Unit 2: Semester 2 Yr 11 Revolutions Unit 3: Semester 1 Yr 12 Revolutions Unit 4: Semester 2 Yr 12
Some VCE subjects: two year sequences In order to do some subjects in Year 12, students MUST complete the pre-requisite subject (Unit 1/2) in Year 11 Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (some), LOTE are two year sequential studies.
The VCE Year 11 Units 1 and 2 of 6 subjects = 12 units can include VET subjects or an SBA school assessed tasks only- ‘S’ or ‘N’ can change subjects after Semester 1 consider prerequisites for some 3/4 subjects: Sciences, Maths, LOTE, VET subjects
VCE Certificate continued… Year 12 Units 3 and 4, of 5 subjects = 10 units Units 3 and 4 must be taken in sequence Units 3/4 English (any) must be included School Assessed Coursework (SACs) and, External Assessment (Exam/s) Students must achieve a satisfactory result in 16 units to gain their VCE. (Most students at PHSC do 22-24 units)
VCE subjects at PHSC Approximately 72 VCE subjects on offer at PHSC campus over Yrs 11-12 Plus, 39 VET subjects available on and off campus
VCE Certificate and the ATAR To be awarded the VCE students must: complete 16 units minimum including: 4 x 3/4 sequences 3 units of English (they can fail one unit of English), but… To receive an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank) they MUST have 3/4 English (full Yr 12 English).
The ATAR (Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank) The calculations: All subjects scored out of 50 (raw score) Subject scores may be scaled (degree of difficulty) The VCE aggregate is calculated from: Top 4 subjects (including English) 10% of 5 th and 6 th (if done) subjects Out of total 210. The ATAR is then a RANK from top student in the state (99.95) to bottom student.
But, what is a VET subject? VCE Vocational Education and Training Enables a secondary student to complete a nationally recognised training program within their senior school studies Student qualifies for two certificates: a Certificate II or III in their chosen vocational study and, the subject counts toward the VCE
How does VET work in School? A VET program consists of two components: 1. VET is delivered by the student’s school, another school close by, or at a TAFE, usually on Wednesdays 2. Sometimes includes a Structured Work Placement (usually in holidays)
How does a VET subject contribute to VCE? VET programs have Unit 1 - 4 sequences Completed Units become part of the VCE/VCAL Certificate VET programs contribute to the ATAR study score (if scored assessment), or block credit (if unscored assessment)
How do students enrol in VET? Complete the enrolment form in the 2015 VET Handbook Submit enrolment form to their Counsellor at second counselling meeting: August 20 Apply online at IMVC website by August 20 Attend compulsory Orientation Evening (off campus, early in Term 4) Include the VET subject on the PHSC Round 1 Subject Selection online application Pay materials fee by December 5, 2014 (last day Year 10)
Some VET Subjects for 2015 Acting Allied Health Animal studies Applied Design in Industry Applied Fashion Design and Technology Automotive Technology Studies- mechanical Building and Construction- carpentry Business Community Recreation ( AFL, aquatic or basketball electives) Community Services Community Services- childcare Creative Industries- Media Creative Industries- Broadcasting Dance Engineering Equine studies Furnishings – cabinet making Hairdressing Hospitality Integrated Technologies Interior design Justice Media Music Industry- performance Music Industry- technical production Tourism And more ……
More information? 2015 VET Handbook Details on: Course aims and outlines Future pathways Venues and times Orientation Evenings Employment opportunities Note all queries about VET must go via Grant McMurdo, not to IMVC. Talk to Careers or VET Coordinator
School Based Apprenticeships (SBA) Students must: Be enrolled in Years 10 – 12 Sign a Training Agreement together with the employer and their parents Attend TAFE or other (RTO) one day a week, after school, on block release or in holidays Commit to 15 hours of paid work a week
Do your Careers assignment Research! Use all resources Think about the things you are good at and that you like Talk to friends about their jobs Talk to parents Talk to teachers especially your counsellor, Careers Coordinator and Year Level Co-ordinator Think about the differences between TAFE and Uni. and what type of learning you prefer Find out about Pathways Go to Open Days!!!
When selecting subjects… Consider what you enjoy doing! Consider what you are good at! Check pre-requisites for courses that interest you in VICTER 2017 (online) www.vtac.edu.au www.vtac.edu.au Keep options OPEN!
Advanced study If a student is doing Units 1,2 of a VCE study this year, they may apply to do the Units 3/4 in 2015. Written applications to Annette Steinfort. Performance in all subjects (Yr 10 and 11) will be considered in assessing the application. Each student will be interviewed by Yr 11 and Yr 12 Coordinators. Admission to Yr 12 study is not automatic. Year 12 2015 students fill the classes first.
Your interviews… Be prepared! Check time and place of your interview on August 6 and 20 First interview is exploratory Second interview: online Round 1 Subject Selection and VET 2015 application application completed
Subject Selection Rounds: dates Round 1 online subject selection live on August 11 Completion of Round 1 selection by Counselling Interview 2 on August 20 (can be done on the day). Round 2 online Blocking selection online live on: Monday September 1 (info. out at Homegroup) Completion of online Round 2 subject selection by: Tuesday September 9 Confirmation of Subjects: Term 4
Parent approval of subjects VCE subject selections and student mathematics selection must be authorised by parents. VCAL selection must be authorised by parents. You will receive an email with the list of Round 1 and Round 2 selections You will need to approve these selections with return email.
Online Round 1 Subject Selection Select 6 subjects in total, including a VET subject if you wish to do one You must select English or ESL The student selections are used to determine the subjects on offer for 2015 A subject with insufficient numbers will not run. Online applications for subjects will open Monday August 11
Round 2 Subject Selection Is a timetabled list for 2015 Students can only select one subject in each block as they run at the same time. This sheet will be different to Round 1 subject list. Students will receive instructions in Homegroup assembly about how to do this selection.
Remember! Tuesday 12 August Parent /Student/Teacher Interview 12-4pm and 5-8pm & Tertiary Expo, 5-7pm in Gym
Contacts Grant McMurdo Acting Senior Pathways Coordinator VET Coordinator email@example.com Ph 93890623 Dani Crew Year 11 Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 93890607 Pauline Gorrie Work Experience and Careers Coordinator email@example.com Ph: 9389 0629 Rahne Widarsito VCAL Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 9389 0609 Annette Steinfort Year 10 Coordinator email@example.com@phsc.vic.edu au Ph 9389 0656
Any questions? Thank you for your attendance this evening.