VCE Subjects

For the Senior curriculum – Years 11 and 12 the College follows the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) study designs and assessment program.  Subjects offered at Gilson College include the following:

Years 11-12 VCE - Units 1-4

Biblical Studies

Religion and Society



Mathematics Methods (CAS)

Specialist Mathematics

General Mathematics

Further Mathematics

Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Geography, Economics, Accounting Legal Studies

Art, Music Performance

Physical Education

Information Technology Applications

Product Design and Technology

VCE-VET Hospitality

Selected Languages through Victorian School of Languages

Selected Subjects through Distance
Education Centre of Victoria

History: People & Power Unit 2 (Yr 11)

History: 20th Century Europe Unit 2 (Yr 11)

History of Revolutions Units 3&4 (Yr 12)


Assessment to Outcomes: VCE/VET Years 11 and 12

VCE studies are assessed and reported on within the guidelines as set out by VCAA for each VCE study offered.

  • Internal and external reporting: Year 11 and 12 results are reported as S for satisfactory or N for non satisfactory in regard to School Assessed Coursework.

  • Where marks are allocated to practical work and internal examinations results these are reported as a on a 5-point scale:

A Outstanding achievement

B High achievement

C Satisfactory achievement

D Unsatisfactory achievement

E Unsuccessful achievement

  • External examinations at the end of the year attract a study score, and these scores are converted into the ATAR score, which is used by higher education bodies such as universities and TAFE institutions to offer places to students.

Reporting to Parents: Year 11 and 12

  • Each year Gilson College provides two major reports to parents.  These are available at the end of Terms 2 and 4.

  • During Term 1 an interim report is issued in both Primary and Secondary and at the end of Term 3 in Secondary.

  • Two Parent/teacher interviews are conducted. The first in Term 1 with the Interim report, and the second in late Term 2 or early Term 3. Opportunities are available for the discussion of both learning progress and achievement as well as the social development of the student.