Marian College
A Kildare Education Ministries Catholic school for girls in the Brigidine tradition
196 Glengala Road, Sunshine West 3020

Years 11 and 12

In Years 11 and 12 students may opt for Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). In each of these there may be a combination of VCE, VCAL and VET (Vocational Education and Training) studies.

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

This is a two year certificate that can lead to an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) and university or TAFE studies.

At Marian College the following VCE studies are offered:

Accounting Art Biology
Business Management Chemistry Drama
Economics English Foundation Mathematics
Further Mathematics Food Technology General Mathematics
Health and Human Development History Information Technology
Italian Indonesian Legal Studies
Literature Mathematical Methods Media
Music Performance Physical Education Outdoor and Environmental Studies
Physics lnternational Politics Psychology
Religion and Society Specialist Mathematics Studio Arts
Design and Technology Texts and Traditions Visual Communication and Design

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

VCAL is an alternate Year 11 & 12 program designed to provide a different style of learning for senior students whose needs may not be met by VCE alone. A VCAL program is tailored to suit each individual and includes learning in a variety of contexts: school, TAFE, industry and community organisations. VCAL is suited to those who are seeking a vocational pathway and for those who leam best when learning is practical and 'applied'.

VCAL includes literacy and numeracy, personal development skills, work-related skills and a industry-specific skills. Work placements will also be completed by VCAL students.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET programs are vocational studies approved by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) and lead to a nationally recognised qualification, Students in VCE may elect to complete a VET program. VET programs form an integral part of the VCAL courses VET programs can sometimes be provided at the College or students may travel to a TAFE provider where they join students from other schools.

At Marian College the following VET certificates are offered:

  • Certificate ll Business Administration
  • Certificate lll Hospitality
  • Certificate lll in Sport & Recreation
  • Certificate ll Hair

Australian School-Based Apprenticeships

Students at Marian College can also do an apprenticeship or traineeship part-time while still at school doing the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

2015 Practice Exams Timetable

Practice Examinations are held for most Unit 4 VCE & VET Subjects.

The English, English EAL and Literature practice exams will take place on Friday 18 September from 8:45 - 12:00pm. This will be followed by a emergency evacuation drill (12:00 - 12:15pm)

The other practice exams will be held from Monday 5 October - Thursday 8 October.

The times vary slightly, but most exams days will commence at 8:45am and finish at 5:15pm

As the English Practice Exam is being held earlier, will have students return for regular classes on Friday 9 October.

The Practice Exam Timetable can be downloaded here.

The practice Exam Timetable will be emailed to students and placed on Seqta.

A letter will be sent out to students and families shortly, outlining the processes and expectations of the Practice exam period.

Senior Subject Selection handbook 2018

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