This is an exciting time for students as they approach the end of their secondary schooling and plan for their life after Werribee Secondary College.

There are many options for both parents and students to consider in choosing the right pathway. Our students have the choice of three certificates:

▪ International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
▪ Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
▪ *Victorian Certificate of Education Vocational Major (VCE VM) and Victorian Pathways (VPC) Certificate

We encourage families to discuss the pathway that is best suited to the student and their intended pathways. We ask that you consider the following when making pathway decisions:

▪ What your child enjoys
▪ What they are good at
▪ What they would like to do in the future

Students have been involved in a number of information sessions about each of the certificates and will also be completing information sessions about individual subjects over the coming weeks. We hope that this will allow students to make informed decisions about the certificate they would prefer to undertake over the next couple of years. All students have the choice of which pathway is best to meet their goals. They will go through a course counselling process where they can discuss the direction they wish to pursue in the future.

Students will be given advice about Vocational Education and Training (VET), prerequisites, subjects and ATAR’s. There are many areas that are taken into account by the Middle and Senior School’s when supporting the student as they make realistic pathway choices. These include, but are not limited to the areas mentioned above and the following:

• Academic progress in Year 10
• Work and study habits
• Goals
• Prerequisites required for tertiary courses

The transition from Middle School to Senior School and from Year 11 to Year 12, can be an anxious time for both students and parents. We encourage students and parents to actively communicate with a member of the Senior School team should any issues or concerns arise, so that we can provide a source of support and guidance for students in their attempt to maximize their learning outcomes and achieve their preferred pathway.

The Senior School office is not the only place students and parents can get support, they can also speak with the wellbeing team, IB Coordinator and the careers office. You will find all the staff very approachable and happy to help.
We look forward to working with you.

-Senior School Team

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