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1 Welcome to Year 11 2015 The Senior Years
VCE: Victorian Certificate of Education VCAL: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

2 Senior School Learning is different and rewarding
Adult environment Chosen subjects and course Many new subjects Relevant curriculum Post compulsory education

3 VCAL or VCE? Choices and decisions
Where to after Princes Hill SC? University? TAFE? Work? Adult Life!! Preferred style of Senior learning Practical and applied? (VCAL) Theoretical? (VCE)

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 Subject Offerings- VCE Units 1 & 2
ART & STUDIO ARTS Art Photography Sculpture Media DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Visual Communication Wood or Fashion PERFORMING ARTS Drama Music HUMANITIES English ESL Literature Global Politics 20th Century History Philosophy Classics LOTE Italian French

8 SCIENCE COMMERCE Physics Chemistry Biology Psychology MATHS
Maths Methods General Maths General Maths (Specialist) COMMERCE Business Management PE Health & Human Development VCE VET 39+ vocational subjects offered on and off campus

9 Some possible subject combinations…
Humanities English 20th Century History Global Politics Philosophy Classics Literature Arts English Visual Communication Art Studio Art Design and Tech VET Media

10 Possible courses… Science/ Maths Commerce English Maths Methods
Gen. Maths (Specialist) Chemistry Physics PE Commerce English 20th Century History Maths Business Management Psychology VET Business

11 And more possible courses…
Performing Arts English Music Drama Literature Philosophy VET Creative Media: Broadcasting Health Sciences English Maths Biology PE Health Psychology

12 And more…. IT Eclectic English Maths Methods General Specialist
Bus. Management Biology VET Media Eclectic English Chemistry Maths Methods Music Philosophy VET Furnishings

13 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

14 Do 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 the next 2 ½ years! You can change your details on Compass or your address to:


16 What Maths subjects are offered by PHSC at Years 11 and 12?

17 YEAR 11 YEAR 12 Mathematics Subjects Offered at PHSC General Maths
(1 & 2) Maths Methods Specialist YEAR 12 Further Maths (3 & 4) Specialist Maths

18 Summary of possible Mathematics pathways
Further Maths Maths Methods MM &FM OR MM and Specialist Maths Year 12 Maths Methods MM and GM Specialist General Maths Year 11

19 For Further Information
Your Year 10 Maths Teacher Maths Coordinator – Ms Stav Stefano


21 VCAL Senior secondary school qualification Accredited in July 2002
Based on existing good practice Develops and extends pathways for young people to: Work, apprenticeships/traineeships Training and further education VCAL is a stepping stone for young people into further training or employment Existing 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 training work readiness programs often linked with work placement personal development programs, almost always linked with local community partners or initiatives partnership based

22 VCAL - Flexible - Applied - Student-centred - Develops partnerships

23 VCAL qualification 2 VCAL award levels: Intermediate Senior
VCAL Intermediate VCAL Senior May include: May include: VCAL intermediate units VCAL Senior Units VET Certificates I and II VET Certificates II and III FE Certificate II FE Certificate III 3 levels to accommodate particular student learning needs and styles Flexible entry and exit points Level of student determined by literacy and personal development skills Learning program contains curriculum that is at different AQF levels – e.g. intermediate student would undertake a program made up largely of AQF Level II

24 Sample timetable at PHSC:
MONDAY TUESDAY Wednesday THURSDAY FRIDAY P1 WRS NUMERACY V PDS S P2 LITERACY- reading and writing E W P3 LITERACY- reading and writing T L P4 / S P5 STUDY PERIOD B P6 A

25 It 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…

26 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

27 Key online resources The Age Tertiary planner
VICTER Guide 2017 (very important)

28 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!

29 So, how do you select your subjects for VCE Year 11?
Rule 1: opt for subjects you enjoy!

30 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

31 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

32 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.

33 The VCE Year 11 can include VET subjects or an SBA
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

34 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 units)

35 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

36 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).

37 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 5th and 6th (if done) subjects Out of total 210. The ATAR is then a RANK from top student in the state (99.95) to bottom student.

38 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

39 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)

40 How does a VET subject contribute to VCE?
VET programs have Unit 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)

41 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)

42 Some VET Subjects for 2015 Engineering Equine studies
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 ……

43 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

44 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

45 Think about the things you are good at and that you like Do your Careers assignment Talk to friends about their jobs Research! Use all resources Talk to parents Talk to teachers especially your counsellor, Careers Coordinator and Year Level Co-ordinator Find out about Pathways Go to Open Days!!! Think about the differences between TAFE and Uni. and what type of learning you prefer

46 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) Keep options OPEN!

47 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 students fill the classes first.

48 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

49 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

50 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 with the list of Round 1 and Round 2 selections You will need to approve these selections with return .

51 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

52 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.

53 Remember! Tuesday 12 August
Parent /Student/Teacher Interview 12-4pm and 5-8pm & Tertiary Expo, 5-7pm in Gym

54 Contacts Grant McMurdo Ph 93890623 Dani Crew
Acting Senior Pathways Coordinator VET Coordinator Ph Annette Steinfort Year 10 Coordinator au Ph Dani Crew Year 11 Coordinator Ph Pauline Gorrie Work Experience and Careers Coordinator Ph: Rahne Widarsito VCAL Coordinator Ph

55 Thank you for your attendance this evening.
Any questions? Thank you for your attendance this evening.

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