Senior School Program

Years 10 to 12

Giving students every advantage

The shift from adolescence to early adulthood is a crucial stage of a child’s development.

Teaching and learning styles in the Senior Program promote self-management and self-discipline. They also improve individual learning styles and encourage students to become resilient independent learners.

Haileybury Rendall School students will have access to the VCE in Years 10 to 12. This is an internationally recognised certificate delivered by Haileybury in Victoria, China, Timor-Leste and the Philippines.

What is the VCE?

The VCE is the Victorian Certificate of Education. Students work towards their VCE over two or three years.

There are two levels of subject

  • Units 1 and 2 are at Year 11 level with Unit 1 in the first semester and Unit 2 studied in the second semester.
  • Units 3 and 4 are at Year 12 level with Unit 3 in the first semester and Unit 4 in the second semester.

Therefore, Year 10 students studying a Units 1 and 2 subject and Year 11 students studying a Units 3 and 4 course are effectively studying that subject in advance.

To complete the VCE, students must satisfactorily complete at least 16 units (at least eight subjects). At least three of these Units must be English Units with two of these being Units 3 and 4 and at least three Units 3 and 4 subjects (in addition to the English group) must be satisfactorily completed. Hence all Units 1 and 2 and Units 3 and 4 subjects are to be satisfactorily (S) completed.

Students at Haileybury Rendall School will typically complete:

  • at least two Units 1 and 2 subjects in Year 10
  • none, one or two Units 3 and 4 subjects in Year 11 with the remainder being Units 1 and 2 subjects
  • five Units 3 and 4 subjects in Year 12.

How many and at which level students study subjects will depend on their ability and interest in a subject. Students will be assisted with selecting subjects to suit them.

What is Vocational Educational Training (VET)?

VET is also available to students. These can be counted in the VCE. Depending on interest, Haileybury Rendall School offers VET in the following subjects on site:

  • Automotive
  • Baking and Cooking.

Further subjects will be available through Charles Darwin University and these will vary depending on student need and available places.

What is Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)?

VCAL is an alternative program to the VCE. This has a hands-on vocational focus and can be completed in one or two years with Year 11 students undertaking a Foundation or Intermediate Certificate and Year 12 students undertaking the Senior Certificate. Selected students will participate in this program as determined by their interests and academic performance prior to Senior School. VCAL students complete compulsory units in:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Work related
  • Personal Development
  • Students also study a VET subject as described above.

Download the Senior School Information Booklet