VCE Student Handbook
At Darul Ulum College of Victoria, we aim to create the widest possible post-secondary options for each student. This is achieved through a combination of providing a variety of VCE studies, ongoing course and career counselling, maintaining high expectations and continuing to enhance our students’ connectedness to the College.
Since the graduation of the College’s first VCE cohort in 2010, the College has introduced a myriad of teaching aids and supportive programs in order to support and ease students’ VCE experience as well as maximise their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). These supportive measures include:
- Small class sizes which provide students with a greater opportunity for one-to-one teaching.
- Students have the option of undertaking Units 1 & 2 of several VCE subjects while still in Year 10 which will effectively lighten their study load once they reach Year 12.
- VCE subjects provided by the College for a particular year’s cohort are based upon the students’ choice and discretion in liaison with the careers advisors and the College’s administration.
- Students benefit from significantly increased face to face teaching hours as students are provided with more than double the teaching hours stipulated by the VCAA study designs for each subject.
- The College organizes study retreats wherein students can come to school over the weekend and are provided with additional classes and programs to consolidate and support their learning and personal growth.
- Students are also provided with tuition classes held either after-school or on the weekend on a needs basis.
- Students benefit from the early completion of Units 1 & 2 studies several weeks before the end of the year to allow for an early start to Units 3 & 4 studies.
- Teachers take into consideration the importance of completing VCE practice exams while planning their lessons and hence, leave ample time for students to complete practice exams and tests before final VCE exams in November.
- Students’ results are continuously analysed and parents are kept abreast with their child’s progress through individualised progress reports during the term and at the end of the semester.
- Students are provided with extensive career guidance through one-on-one career sessions as well as individualised career profiles.