Year 12 at Western Port Secondary College
Year 12 is the culmination of 13 years of schooling. Study and achieving good results are obviously important, but at Western Port Secondary College, we aim to make the year a memorable one outside the classroom too.
Students have the opportunity to attend a two day camp at Somers in Term 1. This allows the year level to bond as a group whilst facing the challenges of the Giant Swing and High Ropes course, andguest speakers provide inspiration before Trivia and yoga allow everyone to wind down.
Students throw themselves into the life ofthe school in Year 12, knowing it’s their last chance to make the most of their opportunities. Year 12s are the ones who put the most effort into dressing up for the Swimming or Athletics sports. Students design their own special jacket and raise money to produce a 64 page magazine as a record of their year. This fundraising leads to a variety of activities – an Easter Breakfast, Pie Eatingcompetitions, a Muffin and Pyjama Day and sports day BBQs for instance.
A special Year 12 Study Room provides analternative to the Library during Study periods, and a place to relax overrecess or lunchtime.
In Pathways sessions once a week students rotate through health and relaxation sessions, extra English help, assistance with theirfuture goals and Study skills tips.
When exams are over the year ends with a formal themed Valedictory Dinner at the Mornington Racing Club. This is anexcellent opportunity for everyone to dress up and celebrate with friendsbefore starting their post-school lives.
VCE at WPSC
To achieve a VCE certificate and an ATAR score, students must successfully complete at least 16 VCE Units. This must include 3 units of English and 3 Year 12 subjects other than English. A unit is a semester of work and Units 1 and 2 are completed at Year 11, with Units 3 and 4 at Year 12. Most students attempt 12 units in Year 11 and 10 units in Year 12 but Year 10 students have the opportunity of completing a Year 11 subject and Year 11’s may complete a Year 12 subject as part of their program. This is valuable experience for their final year of school and may allow them to broaden their course.
Western Port Secondary offers a wide variety of VCE subjects. When a subject is not offered by the school students may choose to study through Distance Education. VET subjects are offered both on and off the school campus
Students are able to select from a range of subjects including:
- Business Management
- Health and Human Development
- History (Revolutions)
- Legal Studies
- Further Mathematics
- Mathematics Methods
- Specialist Mathematics
- Music (solo and group)
- Outdoor Education
- Physical Education
- Studio Art
- Visual Communication and Design
- VET Building and Construction
- VET Community Services
- VET Community Recreation
- VET Electrotechnology
- VET Hospitality
- VET Information Technology
- VET Justice
- VET Music Industry (Technical production)