Victorian Certificate of Education
Students are required to take greater responsibility for their own learning, for their choice of units and to make a mature commitment to study both within and beyond the classroom. Because all course work and study cannot be covered in school hours, there is an expectation that students complete both homework and study out of school hours.
How is VCE structured?
Students study six units per semester at Year 11 and five units per semester at Year 12. Most people undertake Unit 1 and 2 at Year 11, and complete Unit 3 and 4 at Year 12.
To be awarded the VCE, you must satisfactorily complete at least 16 units.
These units must include:
- three units from the English group (with at least a Unit 3 and Unit 4 sequence completed in the same year)
- three sequences of Unit 3 and 4 studies (other than English), which can include a scored VET subject
A VCE year
VCE begins in Commencement Program (Monday 27 November – Friday 8 December 2023) and students complete homework over the summer holidays.
The program ends in the following October for Year 12.
What is important to know about VCE?
- involves at least two years of continual assessment
- ensures that every student has to meet the same assessment requirements
- uses both external and internal school assessed tasks to gauge learning
Senior School Subject Selection Video
To help with your conversations at home we have put together a Senior School Subject Selection Information video. Learn more about the requirements of VCAL and VCE and key information which will assist you in your selection process at Catholic College Wodonga.
Director of Learning - Senior School