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Senior School (Year 11)
Senior School (Year 11)

Senior School (Year 11)

  • ID:EKC610002
  • Level:Grade 11
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Fees (AUD)

* Application Fee, Arrival Support Fee, Accommodation Placement Fee, School Transfer Fee, Enrolment Amendment Fee, Default Administration Fee, Refund Administration Fee

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

Students must have achieved at least 60% on average in each core academic subject over the past two years.

English Requirement

To meet the minimum English language requirements for secondary school students, a student must provide documented evidence that the student has:

• been taught at a school for at least 2 years where English is the primary language of instruction; or

• achieved:

» a general IELTS test score of at least 5.5 for Year 10 entry; or

» a general IELTS test score of at least 6.0 for Year 11 entry; or

» an AEAS score of 66 or higher; or

» an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 69; or

» an EIKEN score of Grade 3 or higher for Year 10 entry; or

» an EIKEN score of Grade Pre-2 or higher for Year 11 entry.

If the above requirements cannot be met, then before commencing in a Victorian government school, the student must:

• undertake additional English language studies in a Victorian government school as part of their course, if available; or

• successfully complete an English language course in Victoria at a private provider.

Other Requirement

Less than 19 year



Course Information

Years 11

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
The VCE is a senior secondary certificate of education.
It involves completing 22 units over two years.
The Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) is responsible for the administration of both the VCE and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).
The VCE includes VCE studies and programs from Vocational Education and Training (VET)

In Year 11 students undertake 12 units (6 subjects) of Units 1 and 2

The certificate is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete at least 16 units including at least 3 of an approved English and at least 3 Unit 3 & 4 sequences of subjects other than English.

Subject offerings: (English, EAL or Literature is compulsory)

Business Management
English (EAL)
English Literature
Food Studies
Health & Human Development
History (20th Century)
History (Revolutions)
Industry and Enterprise

IT Informatics
IT Software Development
Languages: Chinese 1st Language
Languages: Italian
Languages: Japanese
Languages: Vietnamese 1st language
Legal Studies
Mathematics: Foundation, Further, General, Methods, Specialist

Music Performance
Physical Education
Product Design and Technology: Wood & Textiles
Studio Arts
Visual Communication and Design

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

VCAL is an alternative Years 11 and 12 qualification program based on adult learning and youth development principles. It is suitable for students seeking a pathway to further VET studies and/or employment.

The content, negotiated to suit students’ interests and learning needs involves hands-on learning and encourages personal development.

Students undertake a work placement and participate in a VET program.

An Intermediate VCAL certificate can be gained at the end of the first year and a Senior VCAL certificate at the end of the second year.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET program participation allows students to complete the VCE or VCAL certificate and also gain a nationally recognised qualification in an industry area. Students may then choose to enter the workforce or continue study at TAFE or university.

Subject offerings:

  • Sport and Recreation – Fitness or Football

  • Interactive Digital Media (Multi-Media)

  • VET Music Industry (Technical Production)

Essendon Keilor College also partners with Registered Training Organisations to provide access to VET courses outside the school. This may incur some costs and the program must be approved by the principal.

These courses have included: Animal Studies, Allied Health, Business Administration, Childcare, Community Services and Dance.

Higher Education Studies

Students who completed a corresponding 3/4 subject in Year 11 with an excellent result are eligible for the Extension Study program. The College will make the final decision regarding participation on a case by case basis.


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