A Senior School with consistently high student achievement results as well as high-quality senior pathways, CESC has become recognised for its excellence, high expectations and outstanding results. In 2021 and 2022 all VCE students received their first preference and for the past 3 years, VCAL students have received Achievement Awards. The school’s journey is exceptional and in both 2019, and again in 2020, the school was named most improved state school and one of the top most improved with respect to median study scores. The 2020 VCE median study score was 31 and was the state’s fifth highest English mean study score behind 3 select entry schools.
Victoria’s senior secondary education is changing. From 2023, the new VCE Vocational Major will replace Intermediate and Senior VCAL. This means the VCE will recognise different students equally. The new Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) will replace Foundation VCAL. Students will have more education choices, a higher-quality curriculum and better workplace experiences – preparing them for further study, training at TAFE or work. From 2023, more students will study the VCE. That is because the VCE will include the Vocational Major, a 2-year program that sits within the VCE. There will also be the Victorian Pathways Certificate for those who need flexibility in their learning. A new information and awareness campaign, Many Talents, One VCE will roll out explaining the changes. The changes are a result of the https://www.vic.gov.au/review-vocational-and-applied-learning-pathways-senior-secondary-schooling (the Firth review). The review found we needed to improve vocational learning in schools. Schools currently offering VCAL will switch to the VCE Vocational Major from 2023. Teachers and careers counsellors are available to answer questions and to support students as they make decisions about their final years at school. Now students will have greater access to high-quality, relevant vocational education and applied learning opportunities. For more information, go to https://www.vic.gov.au/many-talents-one-vce
The CESC vision ‘giving every student, every opportunity to exceed their potential by providing a high quality pathway to success’ is achieved by a whole school commitment to ensuring high support, quality advice and extensive pathway options for our students. Subject Expos, subject information sessions lead into the rigorous course counselling. This process leads students towards their chosen pathways whether it be university, TAFE, apprenticeships or employment.
The VCE Years 11 & 12 Early English List is now online – It is now available online and open for student ordering.
The student’s completion date for ordering is 1st November and orders will be scheduled to be delivered to the school for collection on Friday, 17th November 2023