Senior School

Yr 10,11, Yr 12 VCE & VCAL

Students in Years 10 to 12 are part of the Glenroy College Senior School structure. Classes for these year levels operate largely from the Senior School wing, a state-of-the art building with dedicated learning spaces for our senior students which opened in late 2020. The senior sub-school structure includes a Senior Coordinator and individual year level leaders. The College’s Wellbeing Centre is also housed in the Senior School area to support the needs of our senior students.

Year 10

Year 10 offers pathways towards the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). The curriculum offers:

  • core academic subjects and electives for students interested in pursuing VCE; or
  • an Internship Program focusing on numeracy, literacy and personal development skills for students who prefer hands-on learning via VCAL.

The VCAL pathway is designed to particularly suit those Year 10 students who prefer to explore alternate career or study options of finding work, TAFE or Further Education and Training.

Year 11 and 12

Students generally choose between completing their VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) or their VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning).

For VCE, English is a compulsory subject and students can choose to study four other elective subjects across the learning domains of Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Technology, Health and Arts. VCE exams are held on-site at the College for our students.

VCAL is a hands-on option that gives students practical work-related experience and industry skills, often with a School Based Apprenticeship. Students also concentrate on developing literacy and numeracy skills and building personal skills that are important for life and work. The College runs a successful VCAL program and most students in the program work or attend TAFE two days a week.