Years 11 & 12
We have an excellent record of success for our senior students. Our VCE, VM and VCAL programs are tailored to the individual aspirations of our students and we consistently see university, apprenticeship, further education and employment goals being realised.
Year 11 and 12 students pursue their chosen pathway to the future drawing on the support of their teachers, Teacher Advisor, Year Level and Subject Coordinators, school support staff and fellow students. Our staff go to great lengths to work with students and their families during these critical years of development.
For further details on the pathway options available at St Brigid’s College, please refer to the Senior Pathways Handbook.
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the most commonly studied secondary educational certificate in Victoria. Students can begin the VCE in Year 10, although it is predominantly completed in Years 11 and 12. Student performance within the VCE is the foundation of the Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) and is used to determine offers of placement at Australian universities.
St Brigid’s College offers a broad range of VCE subjects with small class sizes to ensure that every student receives the attention they need to reach their greatest potential. Additionally, students are able to undertake study outside of school through the Victorian School of Languages (VSL) which allows for the study of languages outside Japanese offered at St Brigid’s. Virtual School Victoria (VSV) allows for studies of subjects not provided at St Brigid’s and higher education and extension studies are available from some universities in a range of courses for students completing VCE studies.
For further details on the subjects offered at St Brigid’s College please see our Information Booklet.
VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM)
The VCE Vocational Major (VM) is a new 2 year vocational and applied learning program within the VCE. The VCE VM prepares students to move successfully into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, university through alternative entry programs or directly into the workforce. When students have completed the VCE VM, they will receive the VCE with a Vocational Major.
The VCE VM sets students up to thrive in a modern economy by providing a holistic education through the development of technical, employability and social skills, including a nationally accredited qualification through the study of a Vocational Education & Training (VET) course. It integrates the best elements from the VCE and VCAL ensuring Victorian students have access to high quality vocational and applied learning pathways.
The VCE VM has specific subjects designed to prepare students for a vocational pathway. These are:❖ VCE VM Literacy
❖ VCE VM Numeracy
❖ VCE VM Work Related Skills
❖ VCE VM Personal Development Skills and
❖ VET at Certificate II level or above. ( a minimum of 180 hours)
Vocational Education & Training (VET)
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses can be undertaken as part of the VCE or VCAL programs. VET gives students the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised and accredited qualification while completing their VCE or VCAL program. VET courses are offered both onsite at the College or externally through a range of local providers and businesses.