The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is usually a two year course of study.
It is implemented and managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
All studies are organised into semester units. Units 1 and 2 are usually undertaken in Year 11 and Units 3 and 4 are usually undertaken in Year 12.
At St Helena, students typically take 12 Units in Year 11 and a further 10 Units in Year 12.
VCAA stipulates enrolment in both Units 3 and 4 of a subject.
Student performance in Units 3 and 4 is assessed by:
- School Assessed Coursework (SACs). These tasks are mainly completed in class time under teacher supervision. They are directly linked to classroom teaching programs.
- Externally set examinations
VCE STUDIES ON OFFER INCLUDE:
English: English, English Literature
Health and PE: Health and Human Development, Physical Education,
VET Early Childhood Education, VET Sport and Recreation
Humanities: Accounting, Australian and Global Politics, Business Management, Economics Geography, History – 20th Century (Units 1 &2), History – Global Empires (Units 1 & 2), History – Revolutions (Units 3 & 4), Legal Studies, Philosophy
Info Tech: Information Technology, VET Information Technology
Maths: Foundation Maths, General Maths, Specialist Maths, Mathematics Methods
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology
Technology: Products Design – Wood/Metal, Plastics, Products Design – Textiles, Food Studies, Systems Engineering, VET Automotive, VET Building and Construction, VET Furniture, VET Hospitality
The Arts: Art, Dance (Units 3 & 4 only), Drama (Units 3 & 4 only), Media, Music Performance, Music Investigation (Units 3 & 4 only), Studio Arts - Photography, Theatre Studies, Visual Communication and Design, VET Dance
Our VCE Results
St Helena Secondary College’s VCE results are consistently excellent with impressive percentages of both girls and boys achieving at the highest levels.
Our students consistently rank above the State average, with median ATAR scores above 65 and median study scores of 31.
Approximately 55% of students achieve an ATAR of 60%+, placing them in the top 40% in the state.
When predicted results are compared with achieved results in each subject, our students, on average, gain 1.5 points above the expected subject score. This is attributed to the School’s rigorous academic culture.
A large number of students consistently achieve personal best VCE results.
Almost 100% of VCE students who apply for a tertiary place are offered courses of their choice.
Product Design & Technology: Textiles: Celina Daglaras
VET ICT: David Cornell
VET Automotive: Adam Barcellona
Furnishing (VCE VET): Caleb Horne
VCE SEASON OF EXCELLENCE:
include the following areas of study...
Aly Wagner (Art)
Regan Terry (Art)
Ashleigh Chaffers (Studio Arts)
Stephanie-Lee Moulin (Studio Arts)
Verity Willmott (Studio Arts)
Amanda Shackelton (Product Design & Technology)