The Later Years program includes all students in years 9-12 and provides students with a diverse range of options that cater for individual aspirations, interests and talents. The program provides all students with a unique timetable that gives them the opportunity to maximise their potential and realise their goals for life after school. Our Later Years program centres around the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and a wide range of Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) subjects that can contribute towards the successful completion of either VCE or VCAL.
From Year 9, students are first given the opportunity to select an individualised program. At this level, students have the option to blend pathways, prior to making firm decisions about their future study choices. The Year 10 program aims to build a strong foundation for students to enter into the VCE or VCAL. Many students in Year 10 have the option of electing into a VCE or VETiS subject.
In Year 11 and 12, all students are offered a comprehensive two year program of study, either in VCE or VCAL. Both certificates are recognised by tertiary institutions and employers, and provide students with a range of post-school choices. Students wishing to proceed to university are strongly encouraged to undertake the VCE, while those seeking employment or TAFE options may consider the VCAL as suitable options.
Students who are funded under the Program for Students with Disabilities are able to have a program designed to meet their specific needs and our particular setting provides these students with the chance of a blended program between mainstream classes and the Specialist setting.
Regardless of the certificate that students elect to undertake, we have a culture of high expectations, where students are encouraged to display our school values and achieve their personal best. Our Later Years students are positive role models at all time for our younger students.
MEC 2021 VCE Parent Information
MEC 2021 Subject Selection Information