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titleRequirements for graduating with the VCE

The following rules for satisfactory completion of the VCE will apply from 2018 :

To satisfactory complete the VCE a student must have a satisfactory result (S) for a minimum of 16 units.

This must include:

at least three units from the English Group, two of which must be a Unit 3 and 4 sequence

an additional three Unit 3 and 4 sequences of studies other than English, which may include any number of English sequences once the English requirement has been met.

Please note the English Group is English/ English Language /English as an Additional language and English Literature.

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To gain an ATAR, both units 3 and 4 from the English group must be satisfactorily completed.


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titleAuthentication of work

A teacher will not accept your work if they believe that it has been copied from somewhere else. To show the teacher that your work is your own, you must:

  1. Regularly complete work in class.
  2. Hand in work regularly throughout the semester. Show the teacher drafts of work when required.
  3. Keep ALL drafts, notes etc. until the end of assessment.

If a teacher believes a student has cheated in a SAC, VCAA rules will apply. These rules are set out in the VCAA VCE Handbook.

Breaches of the rules for the conduct of assessments are considered an infringement of VCAA assessment rules and guidelines and will be investigated as per VCAA requirements. The investigations will be conducted by the Senior Sub school School Leader, Assistant Principal and/or Principal and subsequent penalties will occur as determined by the Principal.

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titleSchool-assessed coursework and School -assessed tasks

School-assessed coursework (SAC) has to take place in class time. Therefore, students must attend school for their SAC sessions.

The following rules will apply if a student is absent from a SAC session:

  • If they were away and have a medical certificate they will be given an opportunity to undertake the task at another time to be negotiated between the student, teacher and VCE Coordinator.
  • If they do not have a medical certificate, they will get a zero for that SAC.
  • If a student misses part of a SAC, and has a medical certificate, consideration will be given for the time lost.
  • If a student misses part of a SAC, but does not have a medical certificate, consideration will not be given for time lost, and the work will be marked as presented.
  • If a situation of extreme illness or hardship develops, Special Provision may be applied and other arrangements made in liaison with the Sub School Leader

SAC dates are indicated on the SAC Calendar accessed via the PHSC Homepage. Please note these dates are indicative only and may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

School-assessed Tasks (SAT)

The following rules will apply for submission of SAT's:

  • If they were away and have a medical certificate they will be considered for Special Provision. The student will be given an opportunity to submit at another date to be negotiated between the student, teacher and VCE Coordinator.
  • If they do not have a medical certificate, they will get a zero for that SAT.

  • If  a student is concerned about submission of SATs by due dates they should see the YLL asap.
     

    SAT dates are indicated on the SAC Calendar accessed via the PHSC Homepage.

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titleRules for Special Provision

A student may be eligible for exam assistance or adjustments to work load if affected to a significant degree by illness or other serious problems, or if he or she is disadvantaged by any physical disability or other impairment such as a learning problem. These arrangements are negotiated between the student and their parents, teachers , the coordinator and the Senior Sub School leader. The principal Principal makes the final decision about all cases of Special Provision.

For further details see the VCAA publication "Special Provision".

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titleExaminations - applying for a Derived Examination Score (DES)

If you have become ill or experienced a traumatic event in the two weeks leading up to examinations or during the examination period, you may apply to have your examination result determined by the VCAA. This applies to all examinations - written, oral and performance.

  • You must apply through the Senior Sub School leader. The principal Principal will determine whether you are eligible and make a recommendation to the VCAA.
  • Your application must be substantiated with evidence from an independent professional (e.g. doctor, social worker, police officer or solicitor). This must be made immediately prior to or on the day of the exam.
  • The VCAA will make the final decision on your application. 

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