Introduction

We are a school who prides ourselves in offering our students a diverse range of innovative programs that cater for the individual needs and aspirations of all students. These programs also support personal growth, encourage self-discipline and promote social responsibility. With these opportunities comes an expectation of performance.

Over the last few years, our senior students achieved some excellent results across both VCE and VCAL. Our expectation as a College is that each student will perform to the best of their ability in their chosen program.

In providing areas of study in years 11 and 12 for 2020, a broad and inclusive range of courses will be offered. These will include: on and off site Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs, the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) which conducts course components that incorporate work based training, and a large range of the courses of study offered in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

To ensure all students select and undertake appropriate and relevant programs, information sessions and personal interviews have been made available to all students and parents. This has also been supported through our Managing Individual Pathways (MIPS) program where all students from Year 9 have received counselling in investigating and setting suitable goals for further education, training and future pathways. A parent and student information night and follow up opportunities for

interviews will be conducted during the final course selection period in Term 3 to assist students in their selection of courses. In view of this support all students will be well positioned to select courses and/or training programs pertinent to their individual needs and interests.

In making these decisions do not hesitate, if there is a need, to further discuss the matter with the relevant coordinators, teachers, careers staff and/or myself.

Ben Gwynne

Assistant Principal

 Senior Studies Course Guide

This section of the school website contains general information about, and unit descriptions for, the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VET). Students intending to undertake a Year 10, 11 or 12 course at Koo Wee Rup Secondary College and their parents are advised to use the information and advice contained in this handbook to assist them in deciding on an appropriate Senior Studies program.

You are strongly encouraged to check the following websites for further information:

http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/ which provides access to a wide range of information relating to VCE, VET and VCAL units

http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/schooladmin/handbook/2017/index.html the rules and regulations of VCE, VET and VCAL

http://www.vtac.edu.au/ which provides access to the VTAC library and Courselink

http://www.vtac.vic.edu.au/library/scalingabc.pdf

http://www.vtac.vic.edu.au/library/enteritc.pdf

http://www.vtac.vic.edu.au/cy13/cy13enter.html which provide information about the process of scaling and the ATAR

The Course Selection Process

This guide has been developed to support the Senior School subject selection process for students, parents and guardians. It is a guide only, and not intended to be all encompassing. Thorough research into future pathways is best done by the one whose future is being considered! The student involved really does need to investigate information for themselves wherever possible.

The Course Selection Process at Koo Wee Rup Secondary College begins in Term 2.

Please click on the links below for more information:

For information about VCE at KWRSC: Victorian Certificate of Education 2020

For information regarding the VCE policy at KWRSC: VCE Policy 2020

For information regarding the VCE and VET courses offered at KWRSC: VCE and VET Studies Offered at KooWeeRup SC

For information about VCAL at KWRSC: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning 2020

For information regarding VET courses at KWRSC: Vocational Education and Training 2020

For some helpful hints for parents or guardians of a student who is undertaking VCE: VCE Parent information

For some helpful hint for students who are undertaking VCE: VCE Student information

 Senior School Staff

To contact any of our staff members, please call the College directly on 59971444.

The following College staff may be of assistance when planning your course for the senior studies. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the following for some assistance.

Role Staff Name
Assistant Principal Ben Gwynne
VCE Enquiries Shona Perrin
VCAL Coordinator Melissa McCallum
VET Coordinator Kim Ingram
VASS Administrator Simone Cole
Careers & Pathways Leader Liz Miller
Senior Learning Community Leader Tania Miller
Year 10 Learning Community Leader Joanna Anketell