Inspiring Me - Year 10 to Year 12
Peninsula Grammar’s Inspiring Me program (Years 10 to 12) recognises the ever-changing world in which we live and the need for young people to develop the ability to thrive in this environment after they complete their secondary schooling journey.
The program is centred on problem finding and problem solving skills inspiring our students to think actively, logically, socially and creatively. With a focus on lifelong learning and effective communication skills, Inspiring Me prepares our students for the pathways and opportunities beyond our school gates.
VCE and Teaching
Achievement is not all about academic success. At Peninsula Grammar, students are encouraged to always strive to achieve their personal best and to learn for life, not just for an exam. Some people argue that as the predominant form of assessment in the VCE is the examination, then schools should therefore concentrate solely on preparing students for exams with rote learning techniques and prescribed answers. For students who are encouraged to use high order thinking skills and who can critically analyze the subject matter before them, an exam should be a less demanding form of assessment in which they excel.
Our excellent VCE results certainly suggest that at Peninsula Grammar, a focus on learning for life has this effect. When predicted student results are compared with achieved results in each study, Peninsula students, on average, gain one to four points above their expected study score; achievement that comes back to the classroom environment, the ability of the teaching staff and the culture of the School. These achievements then allow many of our students to gain entry to their preferred tertiary pathway.