Learning and Teaching
Senior School

Year 11


As you move into these senior years, you will choose more specialised subjects to help prepare you for the particular directions you will pursue beyond school. You will need to choose a balanced program. The subjects described here are offered by the College to ensure that balance is possible.

Although there are some compulsory subjects to be studied across these two years, there are many choices, choices which may help to lead you into the career, or higher education pathway that interests you.

2020 VCE and VCAL Handbook
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Year 12


The nature of senior schooling is undergoing rapid change. Retention rates at Year 11 & 12 have increased to such an extent that schools can no longer offer a purely academic or vocational program. Schools must engage senior students in a variety of pathways that include the V.C.E., VCAL, V.E.TiS and New Apprenticeships.

Mary MacKillop College 2018 - VCE Handbook
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Mary MacKillop College has responded to these challenges.
Specifically we have:


  • Provided a team of teachers and co-ordinators to assist students in choosing a course of study which meets their individual needs. This team includes the Senior School Co-ordinator and Careers Advisor, as well as subject teachers.
  • Formed partnerships with Central Gippsland Institute of T.A.F.E, McMillan and V.C.A.H to offer TAFE/VET courses across a range of areas.
  • Provided pathways in New Apprenticeships involving a combination of schooling, T.A.F.E and employment.

VCE Mary MacKillop currently offers the following subjects covering Units 1-4 of the VCE.
VCE and VET units offered:


Compulsory: English and Religious Education
Biology
Legal Studies
Business Management 3 & 4
Literature 3 & 4
Chemistry
Mathematical Methods
Design & Technology
Music
Environmental Science
Outdoor Education 3 & 4
French
Physical Education
General Mathematics 1 & 2
Physics 1 & 2
Further Mathematics 3 & 4
Psychology
Geography 1 & 2
Specialist Mathematics
History – Revolutions 3 & 4
Studio Arts
Human Development
Visual Communication & Design