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 analyse 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.
We have spent considerable time and energy in designing our VCE program and are pleased to be able to offer a comprehensive list of 33 VCE subjects. Our VCE structures are designed to achieve maximum flexibility to offer the best options for our students. Vertical time-tabling often allows mixed classes of Years 11 and 12 students facilitating wider patterns of course selection than most other schools can manage.
Our expert and committed staff members are very well organised for the VCE. You will also receive excellent course documentation to help you monitor your own deadlines and progress. Feedback on your progress will be given often, either online or personally in the friendly way that characterises the close student-staff relationships in the Senior School.
Vce Subject Selection Handbook (PDF)