A KEY ASSESSMENT TIME
The imminent end both of Units 1 and 3 Classes is approaching, and with it, many major assessment SAC and SAT tasks are being undertaken by all VCE students. These are critical measures of the acquisition of core skills and knowledge and their application, and hence are strong indicators of the depth of student learning. In the case of Year 12 students, these scores contribute to the all important ATAR. Year 11 students commence a full suite of internal exams for all their Unit 1 subjects on Thursday 7th June. All Year 11 students were given detailed advice about the conduct of these exams, the rules which apply and a copy of the full exam timetable on 30th May.
GENERAL ACHIEVEMENT TEST
On Wednesday 13th June, all VCE students taking a Unit 3/4 subject (Year 12 subject) in 2018 are required to sit the important VCAA-set and assessed General Achievement Test (GAT) in V Block. This is a 3 and a quarter hour exam (commencing at 10 and concluding at 1.15pm) which includes 2 writing tasks and 70 challenging multiple-choice questions to be completed. It is part of the way in which the VCAA ensures that all Year 12 student assessments are accurate and fair. A compulsory information lecture session will be provided by Ross Huggard (who has previously assessed the GAT) on the afternoon of Tuesday 5th June in the Theatre (2.30-4.15pm).
Tertiary Information Service: Year 12 VCE: Wednesday 6th June
As all Year 12 VCE students and parents have been previously advised, as part of our commitment to assisting our senior students to make informed pathway decisions, all Year 12 VCE students are going to Federation University in Berwick for a most important session run by representatives of VTAC and various tertiary institutions on the morning of Wednesday 6th June.
We were delighted to recently learn that three of our current Year 12 students had successfully gained places at the prestigious 2018 Spark Engineering Camp at Melbourne University from 2-7 July. This is a full funded residential camp which seeks to support aspirational engineering students.
Ross Huggard/ Jade Vernon
VCE Leader / Year 11 Leader