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1 Marymede Catholic College 2014 Subject Information Evening Year Victorian Certificate of Education and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

2 Marymede Catholic College Speakers PrayerJudeline Wadhwani WelcomeJulia Wake Subject Selection Andrea Agnew VCE InformationLaura Hill PathwaysDavid Adamson

3 Marymede Catholic College Administers Creates Nationally recognised certificates Leads to

4 Marymede Catholic College Why Two Pathways? VCEVCAL An academic course of study involving coursework assessment and examinations over two years An applied learning course of study involving hands-on learning and practical work-related experience Students must study English and/or Literature but otherwise may select their own subjects Set subjects studied with student- selected VET and Work Placement Full time course of study on campus with attendance requirements 3 days on campus, 1 day VET, 1 day work placement with attendance requirements Provides a direct pathway to university, TAFE, apprenticeships, other forms of education, work Provides a direct pathway to TAFE, apprenticeships, work and possibly an indirect pathway to university

5 Marymede Catholic College Students graduate with the VCE by satisfactorily completing a minimum of: -16 units (semesters) of VCE studies -three of which must be from the English group -plus three Unit 3 and 4 sequences in studies other than English -Of these 16 units, some can be VET (some scored and some unscored) -At Marymede Catholic College in 2015 we will offer both VCE and scored VET subjects for Year 11 students Victorian Certificate of Education

6 Marymede Catholic College Unit 1 and 2 Subjects in 2015 AccountingBiologyBusiness Management ChemistryDramaEconomics EnglishEnglish LiteratureFood Technology General Maths (Further)General Maths (Specialist) GeographyHealth &HDHistory – 20 th Century IndonesianInformation TechItalian JapaneseLegal StudiesMathematical Methods Music PerformanceMediaOutdoor & Envir Ed Physical EducationPsychologyVisual Art Visual Communication & Design VET – Media VET – Sport and Recreation VET – cluster options * All students will also study Unit 2 Religion & Society

7 Marymede Catholic College How to Achieve a Satisfactory VCE Unit A student must:  Produce work that demonstrates achievement of the outcome/s  Observe school and VCAA rules  If a teacher judges that all outcomes are achieved, the student satisfactorily completes the unit.  The decision to award an ‘S’ for the unit is distinct from the assessment of levels of achievement.

8 Marymede Catholic College Year 11 is the first time students really get to define their own learning direction This is a key decision to direct future pathways There is great responsibility associated as this indicates a student’s capacity to manage their own learning It involves research, careful consideration and mature decision-making Support and counselling will be provided along the way. Importance of Subject Selection

9 Marymede Catholic College Which pathway is best for me? What is your preferred method of learning? What pathways do you think you are likely to pursue in your future? What are your strengths? Where are you likely to achieve success?

10 Marymede Catholic College VCE subject selection Consider your strengths Reflect what you are interested in studying at tertiary level Do not select subjects on the basis of scaling If you are undecided about your future, keep career options open within the relevant areas you are pursuing Select what is best for you, not on the basis of friend selection or teacher preference Caution: all studies are subject to timetable constraints and levels of student interest

11 Marymede Catholic College VCE: Meeting tertiary prerequisites? Meeting extra requirements for access into tertiary courses (eg Folio, interview…) VCAL: Selecting an appropriate work placement Selecting an appropriate VET study Other things to consider

12 Marymede Catholic College THE VCE and VCAL Subject Information Handbook 2015

13 Marymede Catholic College Subject Selection Process 25 June, 2014Year 11 and 12 Subject Expo VCE Information Evening 16 July, :00 – 9:30am Year 11 Students Assembly Web Preferences 16 July, :00 – 10:30am Year 10 Students Assembly Web Preferences 21 July, :00 – 4:00pm VCE subject selection individual student interviews. 25 July, 2014Web Preferences Close September, 2014 October, 2014 Re-counsel students who have clashes or chosen subjects going ahead in 2015 Prospective VCE students receive subject confirmation letter.

14 Marymede Catholic College VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

15 Marymede Catholic College VCAA and Marymede Catholic College are committed to ensuing that the VCE is accessible to all students. Special Provisions can be put in place to support students who are experiencing circumstances which negatively impact upon their studies, in the short and long term. Special Provisions

16 Marymede Catholic College There are various forms of provision which can be made for students, dependent on their individual needs. Students must see their VCE Coordinator as early as possible in order to discuss their needs as VCAA has stringent requirements which must be met and documentation may be required to support the implementation of provisions.

17 Marymede Catholic College VCE Student Handbook

18 Marymede Catholic College Mr David Adamson Careers Coordinator

19 Marymede Catholic College Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

20 Marymede Catholic College The certificate was introduced into schools in 2002 with enrolments of approximately four hundred students. Currently in 2014, the enrolments are 22,800 across the state and in Catholic sectors. Qualification is recognised Australia wide.

21 Marymede Catholic College The program allows for flexible learning to assist students. Student centred to achieve best possible outcomes. Community partnerships can be developed through VCAL. Strong connection between learning and the real world.

22 Marymede Catholic College VCAL LEVELS VCAL operates at three levels:  Foundation  Intermediate  Senior

23 Marymede Catholic College VCAL AT MARYMEDE Course Structure Three days on school campus: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. TAFE placement :Wednesday Work placement: Friday

24 Marymede Catholic College SUBJECTS VCAL Numeracy VCAL Literacy Personal Development Skills Work Related Skills Religious Education Sport Selected TAFE Course

25 Marymede Catholic College CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION Upon completion VCAL students receive a certificate recognising the level of achievement:  Foundation  Intermediate  Senior TAFE Certificate

26 Marymede Catholic College VCAL v VCE: The Myth VCAL demands students to be organised in three different areas: School, work & TAFE. Each component of the course has its own particular demands. VCAL students need to be highly organised.

27 Marymede Catholic College VCAL Pathways Apprenticeships Traineeships Full Time Employment Further TAFE Studies VCAL is an exciting pathway designed to assist hands-on learners.

28 Marymede Catholic College TAFE & Apprenticeships Employment VCE Yrs 11 & 12 Yr 10 University Employment The journey ….. VCAL

29 Some facts The longer students stay at school the better their opportunities Regardless of pathways students getting jobs have a good set of reports, can communicate and present well Outcomes for girls in particular who have not completed year 12 are not good, boys a bit different as still can access a traditional trade.

30 What to do? Regardless of whether students know what you want to do after year 12 doing well opens up opportunities. A Bachelor Degree qualification on average increases average earnings by about 30%. The effects slightly higher amongst women Apprenticeships increase average earnings by 20%, slightly higher amongst men A TAFE Diploma increases average earnings by about 14% A Traineeship increases earnings by about 8% A TAFE certificate increases earnings by about 5% But ALL provide better opportunities for employment and developing a career

31 Marymede Catholic College I don’t know what I want to do when I leave School. Don’t worry, many students don’t, many students do. Students are all different Student’s do need to be aware of their strengths and weakness. Do subjects you enjoy and do well. This may lead to a career Enjoy the journey by picking the subjects you enjoy Students will change their careers a number of times Students need employability skills.

32 Marymede Catholic College Pathway Planning Student’s are beginning to develop individual pathways to a career. This pathway will be different for different individual students. There are often many pathways to a particular career. Students need to develop their own self awareness and awareness of career opportunities. Students need to follow their passions whether they be in school or out of school. Students will change careers a number of times. Technology is changing rapidly, students will work in careers not yet invented.

33 Pathways Pathways to University, TAFE and training continue to expand. Many TAFE courses have pathways into University and give students credit towards a University course. There are a number of Independent Tertiary Colleges providing pathways to University e.g. Latrobe Melbourne. Some Universities have bridging programs into University for students who do not quite get the ATAR e.g. Federation University “fast program” and Victoria University “foundation courses” Not just ATAR. EAP, PPP and Aspire

34 Marymede Catholic College Access and Equity Do not let adversity whether it be financial, illness, etc put students off going to University. Government and Universities are putting significant financial resources into providing University accessibility for all. Examples are: VTAC SEAS program Government scholarships for students on Centrelink benefits.

35 Marymede Catholic College What Year 10 students should do Speak to the parents, teachers, Career Coordinator Think about their possible future career (work experience) Choose subjects they enjoy and are good at Ensure the subject choices allow them to enter the higher education courses or careers that they wish to follow Check the VICTER 2017 for VCE Prerequisite subjects Check VTAC CourseSearch Archive for middleband subject. VET Tasters Course Camel Wirl

36 Marymede Catholic College Choice Explains the common terms students will need to familiarise themselves with and covers the options available for VCE and beyond. One copy per student sent to schools Includes sample case studies of real student programs so they can understand the principles behind the ATAR calculation. VICTER – available 22 July in metro newspapers – lists VCE study requirements for courses commencing in Publications available

37 Marymede Catholic College A good ATAR is a subjective outcome To some a good ATAR is 99.95, to others it’s anything over 50. Students should consider what ATAR they need to – Pursue their career dreams – Keep their options open for courses, they may change their mind. What is a good ATAR?

38 Marymede Catholic College Scaling is not predetermined - individuals change but patterns don’t usually change. Doing a language won’t add 5 points to your ATAR. Doing a mathematics won’t automatically guarantee a higher ATAR. Doing studies based on scaling patterns won’t guarantee a ‘good’ ATAR unless you are good across all of your studies. A humanities based curriculum does not guarantee a low ATAR. Scaling will only affect your ATAR by 1 point The Facts:

39 Marymede Catholic College How do I know what I will want to do in two years? Study? Work? Travel? What if I change my mind? How do I know which studies are best for me? What if I don't get the ATAR I need? Typical questions from Year 10 students

40 Marymede Catholic College Parents have a very important role to play

41 Marymede Catholic College The Teenage Brain

42 Marymede Catholic College What Can I do as a Parent?

43 Marymede Catholic College Help them to identify: their own interests, attributes and abilities their hopes and plans for the future the type of work or study they would like to pursue.

44 Marymede Catholic College Work with them to: set long-term goals for their chosen career/study pathway break down long-term goals into small, achievable steps keep their options open attend university open days to find out more about courses, careers and university life choose actions today that can help them progress towards their goals (e.g. selecting appropriate school subjects).

45 Marymede Catholic College Encourage them to: work consistently at school persevere, even when things may seem tough believe in their own ability to succeed not to give up and stay focused on their dream.

46 Marymede Catholic College Focus on – – Studies you would like to do. – Studies they think they would be good at. – Breadth to keep options open Utilise all resources – – Other websites – Careers Newsletter – Coursesearch – Publications: VICTER, Choice, ABC of Scaling Finally


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