Welcome to the VCE Journey
We welcome into the VCE journey families and students who are undertaking a VCE subject for the first time. Our Senior Years Handbook can be downloaded here. Please take some time to read this and hopefully we’ve managed to answer many of the questions that some of you may have. This will also be made available on SEQTA Engage under Documents.
The VCAA and VTAC websites also have some excellent informational clips on Study Scores and the ATAR. As can be expected, there are a number of variations that can apply to an individual’s VCE pathway and it is not possible to cover them all here.
VCE Results 2022 and Change of Preference
Students who have completed at least one Unit 3 & 4 subject in 2022 will be able to access their results on Monday 12 December. To view your results online, log on to resultsandatar.vic.edu.au using the instructions provided there.
VCE 2023 Orientation Week and First Day 2023
During the week 28 November - 2 December, our Year 10 and 11 students, and any Year 9s with an accelerated subject, will move into their 2023 Units 1 & 2 and Units 3 & 4 classes. This week is vital preparation for 2023 and all studies will be set some holiday homework tasks to be completed over the break. This work is designed to provide students with the best start they can have to their next VCE Units, and it is recommended that engaging with this preparatory work is best spread out over a number of weeks, rather than left to a few days before the return to school.
Tuesday 31 January 2023: Day 1 for Unit 3 and 4 Studies 2023(Day Zero)
On Tuesday 31 January 2023 the school year will begin for both our Year 7 and also our VCE Unit 3 and 4 students (note that this does include all Year 11s doing a Unit 3 and 4 subject). A special 6 lesson program will operate on this day whereby all Unit 3 and 4 classes will run one class each. The timetable for the day will be emailed as soon as it is finalised which will likely be in late January – it is expected that all Unit 3 and 4 students attend on this day.
VET studies 2023
By this stage most VET studies have been confirmed for next year. Those that have not received confirmation of their course will do so as soon as we receive information. The cost of VET courses is still yet to be confirmed by several of our providers, but no major cost increases have been forecast by our providers at this stage.
It is important that students inform us of any issues they are having with their VET courses as soon as possible next year. If there is a problem we need to be able to act quickly so that changes can be made before we get too far into the year. Once we get to March our choices are limited in what can be changed.
Special Exam Arrangements – applications to the VCAA through the school
Special Examination Arrangements (SEA) may be approved for students with disabilities, illnesses or other circumstances that affect their ability to access a VCE external assessment i.e a Unit 3 & 4 subject exam and/or the GAT. Disability and/or illness does not automatically entitle a student to Special Examination Arrangements.
Special Examination Arrangements applications are made to the VCAA through the student’s school and must be endorsed by the principal. Such applications will be considered by the VCAA in accordance with its policies. The VCAA considers each application for Special Examination Arrangements on the basis of independent professional and/or educational and academic assessments, any school-based evidence and recommendations provided with the application, and the VCAA’s assessment.
Students are eligible for Special Examination Arrangements if it can be demonstrated that their capacity to access a VCE external assessment is impaired due to one or more of the following:
- Mental health conditions
- Health impairment or physical disability
- Specific learning disorders
- Language disorder
- Motor coordination disorders
- Deaf and hard of hearing
- Vision impairment
There is specific paperwork that must be completed, some of which must be done by an external professional (ie a GP, psychologist, psychiatrist, paediatrician etc). Please contact the school should you wish to be emailed this documentation as we appreciate that appointments are difficult to obtain. Students have been extensively briefed on this requirement as well and are encouraged to chat with the school about the process.
The closing date for these applications to be returned to school is Thursday 6 April. No further extensions can or will be granted beyond this date – this is a VCAA mandated deadline that the school has no control over.
New VCE Coordinator for 2023
We also wish to inform students and parents that Gina Bolch will be taking over the role of VCE Coordinator from 2023. All future VCE queries should be directed to Gina or Haydn Flanagan.
After what has been a challenging period throughout the last three years, it has been refreshing to see the school come a little more alive this year as we collectively move forward.
Acting VCE Coordinator