VCE Pathways for Year 9 GAPP Students
At the end of Year 8, GAPP students will have two new subject options available to them. The options are to do VCE Maths Methods and/or Pre Med VCE Science in addition to the regular GAPP Level 3 studies.
Places in these subjects are limited and are only available on merit. Therefore, the opportunity to do these subjects will depend on:
a student’s performance throughout the year in Maths and Science,
the results of the common test which is held during Term 4, and
If a student is deemed suitable for these subjects, an offer will be made towards the end of Term 4.
VCE Pathways for Year 10 GAPP students
At the end of Year 9, GAPP Level 3 students have a variety of pathways open to them for the following year. These include completing:
Year 10, including the ACE program, Curie Challenge or Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and GAPP Level 4 subjects.
The choice of pathway depends on the student’s performance in their GAPP Level 3 studies. Individual classroom teachers will recommend a student’s suitability for VCE studies.
GAPP Level 4 subjects have been specifically designed to enhance, develop and extend students beyond the regular Victorian Curriculum.
VCE studies require students to be well organised and to show considerable responsibility and initiative. During Semester 2, teachers of Year 9 GAPP classes will be required to make recommendations about their students based on:
Ability to work independently
Ability to meet deadlines and submit work on time
Ability to be a cooperative class member and ability to listen to viewpoints of others
Each student will be individually counselled regarding career and VCE options during Term 3. Parents will be given advice at the VCE Parent Information Evening and the GAPP Parents Support Group meetings held during Term 3. Parents are also invited to discuss any matters with the Year 9 Coordinator, the Gifted Education Coordinator or the Assistant Principal.
Curriculum for GAPP Students
Pathways within the program will be determined by performance, teacher recommendations and parent/student wishes.
GAPP Level 1 – Year 7 students
Parallel select entry classes working at Year 7/8 curriculum level
GAPP Level 2 – Year 8 students
Parallel select entry classes working at Year 9 curriculum level
GAPP Level 3 - Year 9 students
GAPP Level 4 - Year 10 students - 7 subjects:-
At least one GAPP Level 4 English subject.
Minimum of two other GAPP Level 4 subjects and a maximum of 3 other VCE Unit 1&2 subjects (with the exception of 3-4 Biology only).
Can include a VET Unit 1&2 subject.
GAPP Year 11 - 6 subjects:-
GAPP Year 12 - 5 subjects:-
May include one Higher Education Study at either Monash or Melbourne University (subject to conditions)