Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Year The Senior Years"— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome to Year 11 2015 The Senior Years VCE: Victorian Certificate of EducationVCAL: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning
2Senior School Learning is different and rewarding Adult environmentChosen subjects and courseMany new subjectsRelevant curriculumPost compulsory education
3VCAL or VCE? Choices and decisions Where to after Princes Hill SC?University?TAFE?Work?Adult Life!!Preferred style of Senior learningPractical and applied? (VCAL)Theoretical? (VCE)
4Other new choices….. Vocational Education & Training (VCE VET) -classes on Wednesdays-other locations-possible TAFE certificateSchool Based Apprenticeships (SBAT’s)-Wednesdays, (Fridays VCAL) &/or holidays-Credit towards an apprenticeship-You get paid
5Choosing programs and subjects for 2015 Give some thought to the general direction your educational journey will take…..Career ideasAspirations for adult lifeUnderstand what Pathways are availableYour preferred learning environment for Senior Years and beyond
6The Challenge Leaving the “comfort zone” Class activities, relationships with teachers and peersLooking for opportunities to improveIncreasingly complicated lifestylePart-time employment, extra curricula activities , family conflict, parties, financial pressures, relationshipsIncreased independenceWednesdays, Private Study Periods, VET, SBATs
7Subject Offerings- VCE Units 1 & 2 ART & STUDIO ARTSArtPhotographySculptureMediaDESIGN & TECHNOLOGYVisual CommunicationWood or FashionPERFORMING ARTSDramaMusicHUMANITIESEnglishESLLiteratureGlobal Politics20th Century HistoryPhilosophyClassicsLOTEItalianFrench
8SCIENCE COMMERCE Physics Chemistry Biology Psychology MATHS Maths MethodsGeneral MathsGeneral Maths (Specialist)COMMERCEBusiness ManagementPEHealth & Human DevelopmentVCE VET39+ vocational subjects offered on and off campus
9Some possible subject combinations… HumanitiesEnglish20th Century HistoryGlobal PoliticsPhilosophyClassicsLiteratureArtsEnglishVisual CommunicationArtStudio ArtDesign and TechVET Media
10Possible courses… Science/ Maths Commerce English Maths Methods Gen. Maths (Specialist)ChemistryPhysicsPECommerceEnglish20th Century HistoryMathsBusiness ManagementPsychologyVET Business
11And more possible courses… Performing ArtsEnglishMusicDramaLiteraturePhilosophyVET Creative Media: BroadcastingHealth SciencesEnglishMathsBiologyPEHealthPsychology
12And more…. IT Eclectic English Maths Methods General Specialist Bus. ManagementBiologyVET MediaEclecticEnglishChemistryMaths MethodsMusicPhilosophyVET Furnishings
13Remember, for the remainder of Year 10… Punctuality!Full attendance!Satisfactory completion of 11 out of 14 unitsSubmission of all work on timeRevision and study for examsExtra effort in all subjectsDemonstrate the study skills appropriate for entry into Senior School
14Do we have your current email address? Please provide the school with your up to date address so Transition Information can be ed to you over thenext 2 ½ years!You can change your details on Compassoryour address to:
21VCAL Senior secondary school qualification Accredited in July 2002 Based on existing good practiceDevelops and extends pathways for young people to:Work, apprenticeships/traineeshipsTraining and further educationVCAL is a stepping stone for young people into further training or employmentExisting good practice includes programs that were developed in schools and TAFE institutes that met the needs of young people whose needs were not being met by the VCE. These programs always included:literacy & numeracy (from a broad range of curriculum)vocational education and trainingwork readiness programs often linked with work placementpersonal development programs, almost always linked with local community partners or initiativespartnership based
23VCAL qualification 2 VCAL award levels: Intermediate Senior VCAL Intermediate VCAL SeniorMay include: May include:VCAL intermediate units VCAL Senior UnitsVET Certificates I and II VET Certificates II and IIIFE Certificate II FE Certificate III3 levels to accommodate particular student learning needs and stylesFlexible entry and exit pointsLevel of student determined by literacy and personal development skillsLearning program contains curriculum that is at different AQF levels – e.g. intermediate student would undertake a program made up largely of AQF Level II
24Sample timetable at PHSC: MONDAYTUESDAYWednesdayTHURSDAYFRIDAYP1WRSNUMERACYVPDSSP2LITERACY- reading and writingEWP3LITERACY-reading and writingTLP4/ SP5STUDY PERIODBP6A
25It is OK not to be sure!You are not expected to know what you want to ‘do’ after school!So, we have a Transition process…
26Transition ProcessCareers Weeks 1-4: personality tests, career planning, subject selection and pre-requisite instruction to all classesTransition Information Evenings: July 22/ 23Transition Kit: Transition letter, Subject list, Senior School Handbook (online), VICTER guide (online), VET Handbook (collect please) and other publicationsHomework: completion of Careers Investigation Booklet – investigation into at least 2 careers, 2 course outlines, plus all other tasks in the booklet
27Key online resources The Age Tertiary planner VICTER Guide 2017 (very important)
28Process continued…Individual Counselling with Transition Team: Wednesday August 6 andWednesday August 20(no classes)Hand in Work Experience diary PLUS Careers Investigation Booklet at Counselling Day 1Note: August 20 (second interview)- online Round 1 subject selection and VCE VET application COMPLETED!
29So, how do you select your subjects for VCE Year 11? Rule 1: opt for subjects you enjoy!
30VCE: Types of subjects VCE Units VCE VET Units may be taken in VCE or VCALSBA (School Based Apprenticeships) may be taken in VCE or VCAL
31Semester guide Year 11 and 12 are divided into semesters A Unit is completed in one semesterClassics Unit 1: Semester 1 Yr 11Classics Unit 2: Semester 2 Yr 11Revolutions Unit 3: Semester 1 Yr 12Revolutions Unit 4: Semester 2 Yr 12
32Some 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 11Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (some), LOTE are two year sequential studies.
33The VCE Year 11 can include VET subjects or an SBA Units 1 and 2 of 6 subjects = 12 unitscan include VET subjects or an SBAschool assessed tasks only- ‘S’ or ‘N’can change subjects after Semester 1consider prerequisites for some 3/4 subjects: Sciences, Maths, LOTE, VET subjects
34VCE Certificate continued… Year 12Units 3 and 4, of 5 subjects = 10 unitsUnits 3 and 4 must be taken in sequenceUnits 3/4 English (any) must be includedSchool 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 units)
35VCE subjects at PHSCApproximately 72 VCE subjects on offer at PHSC campus over Yrs 11-12Plus, 39 VET subjects available on and off campus
36VCE Certificate and the ATAR To be awarded the VCE students must:complete 16 units minimum including:4 x 3/4 sequences3 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).
37The 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 5th and 6th (if done) subjectsOut of total 210.The ATAR is then a RANK from top student in the state (99.95) to bottom student.
38But, what is a VET subject? VCE Vocational Education and TrainingEnables a secondary student to complete a nationally recognised training program within their senior school studiesStudent qualifies for two certificates:a Certificate II or III in their chosen vocational study and,the subject counts toward the VCE
39How 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 Wednesdays2. Sometimes includes a Structured Work Placement (usually in holidays)
40How does a VET subject contribute to VCE? VET programs have Unit sequencesCompleted Units become part of the VCE/VCAL CertificateVET programs contribute to the ATARstudy score (if scored assessment), orblock credit (if unscored assessment)
41How do students enrol in VET? Complete the enrolment form in the 2015 VET HandbookSubmit enrolment form to their Counsellor at second counselling meeting: August 20Apply online at IMVC website by August 20Attend compulsory Orientation Evening (off campus, early in Term 4)Include the VET subject on the PHSC Round 1 Subject Selection online applicationPay materials fee by December 5, 2014 (last day Year 10)
42Some VET Subjects for 2015 Engineering Equine studies ActingAllied HealthAnimal studiesApplied Design in IndustryApplied Fashion Design and TechnologyAutomotive Technology Studies- mechanicalBuilding and Construction- carpentryBusinessCommunity Recreation ( AFL, aquatic or basketball electives)Community ServicesCommunity Services- childcareCreative Industries- MediaCreative Industries- BroadcastingDanceEngineeringEquine studiesFurnishings – cabinet makingHairdressingHospitalityIntegrated TechnologiesInterior designJusticeMediaMusic Industry- performanceMusic Industry- technical productionTourismAnd more ……
43More information? 2015 VET Handbook Details on: Course aims and outlinesFuture pathwaysVenues and timesOrientation EveningsEmployment opportunitiesNote all queries about VET must go via Grant McMurdo, not to IMVC.Talk to Careers or VET Coordinator
44School Based Apprenticeships (SBA) Students must:Be enrolled in Years 10 – 12Sign a Training Agreement together with the employer and their parentsAttend TAFE or other (RTO) one day a week, after school, on block release or in holidaysCommit to 15 hours of paid work a week
45Think about the thingsyou are good at and that you likeDo yourCareersassignmentTalk to friendsabout their jobsResearch!Use all resourcesTalk to parentsTalk to teachersespeciallyyour counsellor,Careers Coordinatorand Year Level Co-ordinatorFind out about PathwaysGo to Open Days!!!Think about the differences between TAFE and Uni.and what type of learning you prefer
46When 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)Keep options OPEN!
47Advanced studyIf 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 students fill the classes first.
48Your interviews… Be prepared! Check time and place of your interview on August 6 and 20First interview is exploratorySecond interview: online Round 1 Subject Selection and VET 2015 application application completed
49Subject Selection Rounds: dates Round 1 online subject selection live on August 11Completion 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 9Confirmation of Subjects: Term 4
50Parent 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 with the list of Round 1 and Round 2 selectionsYou will need to approve these selections with return .
51Online Round 1 Subject Selection Select 6 subjects in total, including a VET subject if you wish to do oneYou must select English or ESLThe student selections are used to determine the subjects on offer for 2015A subject with insufficient numbers will not run.Online applications for subjects will open Monday August 11
52Round 2 Subject Selection Is a timetabled list for 2015Students 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.
53Remember! Tuesday 12 August Parent /Student/Teacher Interview 12-4pm and 5-8pm & Tertiary Expo, 5-7pm in Gym