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VCE 

VCE Subjects
Accounting
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese Language, Culture & Society
Computing (Units 1 & 2)
English
English as an Additional Language
Food Studies
Further Mathematics (Units 3 & 4)
General Mathematics (Units 1 and 2)
Health & Human Development
History
Legal Studies 
Mathematical Methods
Media Studies
Music Performance
Physical Education
Physics
Product Design & Technology
Psychology
Sociology
Software Development (Units 3 & 4)
Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4)
Studio Arts
Theatre Studies
Visual Communication Design
Year 11 students may pick a Year 12 subject according to the eligibility policy. 
 
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET)
To assist our students in developing their potential we provide opportunities for them to complete VET certificate courses offered at various Registered Training Organisations.  VET Certificate courses generally have a high proportion of practical elements and assessment can either be competency based, scored, or both.  Each VET course takes the place of one VCE subject.
 
SUPERVISED STUDY

Year 11 and 12 students have study periods in their timetables.  During this time they go to a study centre and are supervised by a teacher.  This ensures that everyone makes full use of their time at school during their final years.  Students are encouraged to use the library before and after school; opening hours are 8.00am to 5.00pm each day. 


HOMEWORK / STUDY

Year 11 students need to do 17½ hours of work outside of school hours per week
(2½ hours per night).  It is important that this includes homework set and regular revision.  Year 12 students need to do 21 hours of work per week outside of school hours (3 hours per night).  This should consist of 50% homework and 50% study in the final year of school.

 

VCAL

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a “hands-on” option for students in Years 11 and 12. Similar to the VCE, the VCAL is a recognised senior secondary qualification.  Unlike the VCE, which is widely used by students as a pathway to university, the VCAL course is undertaken by students who are more likely to be interested in going on to training at TAFE, completing an apprenticeship, or obtaining a job after completing Year 12.

The VCAL Program's flexibility enables students to design a study program that suits their interests and learning needs.  Students select accredited curriculum components from VCE studies, Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, Further Education (FE) and VCAL units.

There are four compulsory strands in VCAL:
  • Numeracy Skills
  • ·Work-Related Skills
  • Industry Specific Skills
  • Personal Development Skills
 

OTHER

YEAR 11/12 RETREAT

At the end of Year 11, students spend three days off campus on retreat.  The program includes various speakers, sessions and activities.

Aims include:

  • To set clear goals for individuals and the group before classes begin for the final year
  • To further enhance the bond that exists within the year level
  • To prepare individuals to meet the challenges of the final year with humility, responsibility and courage to promote a healthy lifestyle of exercise, good eating and service to others
  • To consider what it means to be a man or woman under God
CAREERS
Students will be guided to critically examine their career goals and have clear knowledge of the requirements for further study, training or employment.  They will design alternative pathways to achieve their preferred future direction.  A thorough research of relevant course options will assist them in their decision when making application for post-secondary education and training.

YEAR 12 STAFF MENTORING
All Year 12 students have an opportunity to have a staff member mentor them during their final year of school.  This involves a regular catch up to assist with organisation, personal issues and spiritual development.  The program has proved to be very successful in helping students cope with the significant demands placed upon them in their final year of school.
 
Year 12 FORMAL
The formal is a celebration organised by the Year 12 Student Committee along with the Head of Senior School.  Students wear formal attire to mark the special occasion.  The event involves a multicourse meal and dancing to popular music played by a hired DJ.  Teachers are invited by the committee and act as chaperones for the evening.
 
VALEDICTORY EVENTS
A final assembly and dinner are among the events that mark the end of the Maranatha Christian School journey.  Both involve speeches, awards, performances and an opportunity to reflect.