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VCE: Basic Structure
VCE consists of four units (1-4) which are undertaken across two years. These are generally Year 11 (Units 1 and 2) and Year 12 (Units 3 and 4). However, note that, in some cases, it is possible to undertake Units 3 and 4 of a subject without having completed Units 1 and 2.
The study score
The study score is an internal mark used to calculate a student's ATAR. These marks are changed at the end of the year to make them more standardised. As a result, students’ results on the final exams are used to modify their marks received on SACs during the year. This is designed to combat inconsistency from 'harsher' or 'nicer' marking habits in individual classroom teachers across the state when grading SACs. The exact number by which the study score is altered may shift from year to year as it is calculated based on the number of students who undertake the subject, the spread of student results/marks in the subject and the desirability of the subject as a whole.
VCE students must take an English-based subject, and then can choose from any other subjects to make up their 4-subject VCE. The ATAR is calculated using the student's best 4 subjects and 10% of their next 2 subjects.
In order to assess general knowledge and skills, all VCE students undertaking Units 3 and 4 of a subject must also sit the General Achievement Test (GAT). This mark is used as a substitute in the case that you cannot sit a final exam.
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