Our senior students have access to education and training pathways best suited to their needs and to equip them as lifelong learners.
These pathways include the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs.
The VCE will normally be completed over a minimum of two years and our students enjoy a wide choice of subjects, including mathematics, science, technology and the arts. VCE students can pursue vocational, or VET studies, as part of their program.
VET subjects are an essential part of a VCAL program and provides Year 11 and 12 students with pathways to further training, apprenticeships and employment.
Greater Shepparton Secondary College will continue the strong partnerships forged by the four high schools with both La Trobe University and GOTAFE, so students have greater access to senior pathways and courses. They can also access a seamless transition to tertiary education, without leaving Shepparton, if that is their choice.
The College has extensive resources to help families with subject selection, careers counselling and post-school options.
In addition, from the beginning of Term 1, 2020, senior secondary students will be provided with interactive online resources targeted to help them study and prepare for important examinations.
For more information please read our pdf 2020 Senior Students Pathways Guide (2.47 MB)
For more detail on books and subject requirements please see: Student Booklists
AVID and Study Skills sessions
Every Wednesday, our Year 11 and 12 VCE students at the McGuire and Wanganui Campuses receive tuition to support their studies. This tuition takes place in sessions 3 and 4, with students undertaking one AVID session and one Sudy Skills session.
In the AVID session, students are taught specific skills around writing, inquiry, collaboration, organisation and reading. The students are given time to practise these skills using their own classroom notes and materials. For example, Term 1 will see students learning the skill of focused note-taking. This helps students to connect with their learning, allowing them to summarise, reflect and apply their new understandings. This particular skill alone will be of great benefit to our students as they approach their VCE assessments and examinations.
In Term 1, the Study Skills sessions will focus on developing a positive and productive culture around private study. This will ensure students not only get the most value out of this session, but also assist in their study time at home. In addition to this focus on private study and the direct teaching of study skills, there will also be instruction on how to respond to different exam-style questions from the various subject areas.