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Year 10 to12 Information Guide for Parents & Students 2016al-taqwa.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/vce... · PDF file This handbook outlines Year 10 electives planned for 2016

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  • By Mrs Raghda Gabr & Mrs Yarra Bakri 1

    Year 10 to12

    Information Guide for

    Parents & Students

    2016

  • By Mrs Raghda Gabr & Mrs Yarra Bakri 2

    Transition to VCE.....................................................................................................pg 3

    Satisfactory Completion of the VCE.......................................................................pg 4

    Outcomes....................................................................................................................pg 4

    School Assessed Coursework (SAC)........................................................................pg 5

    School Assessed Task (SAT).....................................................................................pg 5

    Assessment of Unit 3 & 4...........................................................................................pg 5

    Rules & Procedure for Students...............................................................................pg6

    Not Satisfactory Completion of Unit.........................................................................pg6

    Examination & GAT..................................................................................................pg7

    ATAR..........................................................................................................................pg7

    Study Score..................................................................................................................pg8

    General Policies & Procedures..................................................................................pg 9

    Student Expectation...................................................................................................pg 9

    Library Policies & Procedures.................................................................................pg 10

    Dates & Deadlines......................................................................................................pg13

    Extension of Time/ Redemption............................................................................... pg13

    Attendance/Overseas Travel.....................................................................................pg14

    Personal Details Form................................................................................................pg14

    VET..............................................................................................................................pg15-20

    VCAL...........................................................................................................................pg21

    Guide to Careers Planning.........................................................................................pg23

    Yr 10 Students.............................................................................................................pg24

    Work Experience........................................................................................................pg24

    Tax File Number.........................................................................................................pg24

    Preparing a VCE/VCAL Program............................................................................pg25

    Resources.....................................................................................................................pg27

    VCE Research for Course Selection/ Planning forms.........................................pg29-30

    VCE Study Summaries A-Z..................................................................................pg32-70

    Table of Contents

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    Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) generally is a two-three year course of study. At

    Al-Taqwa College, upon recommendation and meeting the school’s academic criteria

    students may have the opportunity to enrol in 2 units during their first year (i.e. Year 10), 12

    units during their second year (i.e. Year 11) and 10 units in their second year (i.e. Year 12).

    Any year 9 students who wish to undertake a VCE subject Unit1 & 2 in year 10 are required

    to successfully achieve a minimum score of 65% and above in both English, Mathematics

    and Science subjects. Students who do not achieve the requirement will enrol in a variety of

    electives offered by the college.

    Students need to be aware that the above units 1 & 2 will contribute to the overall assessment

    and satisfactory completion of the minimum requirements of 16 units to be awarded the VCE.

    School Assessed Coursework and Examination grades for Units 3 & 4 are used to determine

    the ATAR at the end of year 12. It is expected that students will normally select a sequence

    of units in each study at each year level. For example: a pair of 1 & 2 units in Year 11. At

    Year 12, units 3 & 4 must be taken as a sequence.

    The College provides students with an opportunity to access a range of studies

    across levels 1 to 4 within certain guidelines. This benefits students with extremely high

    skills in particular studies. It also provides students with the ability to build diversity into

    courses at Years 10, 11 and 12.

    The VCE provides flexibility and allows a study program that best caters to their needs and

    interests. the most important requirement when planning the study program is that it meets

    the requirements for satisfactory completion of the VCE and most importantly it meets the

    prerequisites for tertiary courses that students are aspiring to enter.

    Students undertaking the VCE will be required to complete set examinations as well as being

    exposed to a variety of assessment tasks which will need to be completed within class time

    within a set time frame. A student must be able to cope with the pressure of completing good

    quality of work within a set time limit as well as completing more assessment tasks for more

    than one subject during any given week.

    Therefore, success in VCE will require particular key skills such as good organisation skills,

    time management skills and be able to work independently as well as acquire good study

    habits.

    Year 10 Programme 2016

    This handbook outlines Year 10 electives planned for 2016. Its purpose is to provide parents

    and students with an overview of the course structure and a description of the subjects

    available. Since 2012, the timetable for Senior School was aligned for Years 10 – 12 enabling

    the vertical movement of students across year levels. All Year 10 students will study two

    semesters of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Quran, and Islamic Studies. In

    addition, selected students will be offered the opportunity to undertake a VCE Unit 1 and 2

    elective as part of their Year 10 program. After consideration of students’ performances in

    Semester 1, decisions will be made regarding offers. A small number of second round offers

    will be made prior to students who have performed at a consistently high standard during

    semester 2

    AL-Taqwa College

    Transition to Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

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    For all students, the minimum requirement for satisfactory completion of VCE is 16 units,

    which include:

     Three units of English, with at least one unit at Unit 3 or 4 level

     Three Sequences of Units 3 & 4 studies in addition to English.

    Students can enter studies at Unit 1, 2 or 3. This may vary depending on the subject & after

    consultation with the Senior Coordinator.

    Satisfactory completion of a unit is based upon the achievement of all Outcomes in each

    study. Decisions as to whether the outcomes have been satisfactorily completed are made by

    the school in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

    regulations.

    Each VCE unit includes a set of two to four specific outcomes set by the Victorian

    Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). Each outcome is described in terms of key

    knowledge and key skills that students are required to demonstrate. To satisfactorily

    complete a unit, a student must demonstrate that they have achieved the set outcomes that are

    specific to that unit. Therefore, meaning you must demonstrate that you have an

    understanding of the knowledge/skills that have been taught within a specific unit. The

    outcomes and assessment specific to each study are stated in the unit descriptions which can

    be found at the back of the handbook.

    If a student fails to achieve the set outcomes for the unit, the student cannot be considered to

    have satisfied the requirements of the unit, therefore, students will receive an 'N' (Not

    completed satisfactorily) for the unit and this unit will not be counted towards the VCE. Only

    units for which an 'S' (completed satisfactorily) has been awarded can count towards the 16

    units required for the award of the certificate.

    Satisfactory Completion of the VCE

    Outcomes

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