Introduction of VCE
VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) Program is conducted in cooperation with the Department of Education and Training, Victoria and Suzhou International Foreign Language School. VCE shows the essence of the advanced Australian education system. It is recognised worldwide because of its curriculum rationality and focus on developing students’ creativity.
Since its opening in 2008, the VCE program in SIFLS has been working in direct cooperation with Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). Students will finish their study in 2.5 years and receive the Victorian Certificate of Education given by the Department of Education and Training, Victoria. With this certificate, students can apply to all the world famous universities in Australia, Europe and North America, such as University of Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.
VCE aims to provide students with life-long learning skills and because it is prestigious, reliable, diverse, authoritative and flexible, VCE program is a good option for students who want to study in Australia and many other developed countries in the world.
Years of Schooling and evaluation System in VCE program
学制:2.5年制 Schooling: 2.5 years
评价体系 evaluation System
A.内部评价 School Assessment
Students must pass the following school assessments.
Finish all the assignments given by teachers
Be honest and independent when completing the homework
Meet the requirement of homework to demonstrate that you really understand it.
In the school assessment, every subject teacher has the right to give an S (Satisfactory) or N (Not Passing) to students.
If a student gets a N, he or she fails this subject and cannot receive VCE.
Every subject teacher can mark some important assignments as scores for school assessment outcomes.
The school assessments are very important in VCE. Students should not only pass but also try their best to get a good result.
B.外部评价 External Assessment
Students must take the General Achievement Test (GAT) in the beginning of June. It is a good predictor of students’ future overall achievements.
Students must take VCE external examinations between October and November.
The scores of external examinations and school assessments will be converted into an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) score.
High Acceptance Rate of Famous Universities: The VCE graduates’ acceptance rate of top universities such as The Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of Monash is as high as 59.8%.
Cost Effective: The total cost of VCE program in China for 2.5 years is approximately equal to the cost of studying in Australia for one year.
Saving Time: If students successfully complete the VCE program and meet the requirement of English ability during 2.5 years of high school study, they can enter universities in Australia and the rest of the world without taking any language course or foundation year program.
Convenience: Students are provided with sound school services, specific school regulations and convenient procedures.
Reliability: We have seven years’ experience of operating this program. It is reliable for students and parents so they can receive quality high school education and get an Australian graduation certificate without studying in Australia.