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Term 3

All VCE and VCAL students from Year 11 and 12 will transfer to a more remote and flexible style of online learning.

Students enrolled in specialist schools from both rural and regional Victoria may continue to attend classes.

These requirements are applicable to all schools of the government, Catholic, and independent sectors, including all of metropolitan Melbourne, rural, and regional Victoria.

VCE, VCAL and assessments

Recently, the Victorian Government has released a framework of new COVID-19 measures for VCE students, including both international and offshore students.

As part of this framework, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) will implement the ‘Consideration of Educational Disadvantage’ process to evaluate VCE scores in consideration of learning disruptions from this year.

Together with the exam results of each student, the VCAA will also consider data supplied by schools, which will include:

The data will include:

  • the ranking order of students before and after COVID-19
  • the student’s grades before and after COVID-19
  • completed school assessments before and after COVID-19
  • the General Achievement Test (GAT)
  • various statistical analyses to calculate the final results

While the scheduling of end-of-year examinations will not be affected, the Critical Thinking Test which will be moved from 12 August.

Likewise, the General Achievement Test (GAT) will be moved to Wednesday 7 October 2020.

The adjustment of these examination dates should provide ample time for teachers and students to accomplish the learning and school-based assessments of the VCE Unit 4 learning. This will also provide more time for adequate examination preparation and allow VCE and VCAL students to obtain their results and ATARs on December 30 as scheduled.

Further information about examination dates can be found on the 2020 VCE Examination timetable page.