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Reporting and Assessments

VCE SAC Dates & Rules. 2017 Semester 1 & 2 

All Students studying subjects on the Senior Blocks:

Please find below the VCE and VET Rules and Dates Booklet, 2017 Semester 1 & 2

  • All Year 11 and 12 VCE subjects and some VET dates are included in this booklet
  • Use this dates booklet as a guide to plan your study and to keep on top of your formal assessment schedule
  • Please consult with your class teacher to find out the exact lesson of the week that your formal assessment will be scheduled
  • You should also by now be consulting a semester planner that will be available from your class teacher. That planner and this date booklet should enable you to keep informed of all the relevant assessment times for your senior subjects.
  • Year 11 VCE and Year 12 VCE VET units will have examinations in the June Assessment Period
  • All Students studying a Unit 3/4 VCE subject will be required for the GAT on Wednesday 14th June
  • Please note that VCAL students are not exempt from the GAT and will be required to attend

If you have any queries about assessment please consult your House Tutor or the curriculum Leader at your campus.

Emily McClelland

SENIOR YEARS CURRICULUM LEADER (EAST)

Barry Fisher

SENIOR YEARS CURRICULUM LEADER (WEST)

Reporting

There are four reporting times in the year:

  • Interim report – End of Term 1
  • Interim report – End of Term 3
  • Semester report -  End of Term 2
  • Semester report – End of Term 4

Interim (Mid-Semester) Reports

Interim reports are available on-line via our parent Portal. These reports do not contain a written comment.  Interim reports indicate current student progress. The education of students at St. Peter's College is a partnership with parents. As such, parents are encouraged to attend parent teacher interviews with their sons and daughters to discuss progress to date with teachers

The purpose of the mid-semester report is to offer a very brief overview of each student’s performance to date in each subject.  Should any concerns be identified it is anticipated that these could be addressed in the second half of the semester.

There are three categories of reporting for Mid-Semester Reports:

  • Completion of Set Work
  • Application to Learning
  • Level of Cooperation

Each of these categories will be measured on a four point scale:

  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Usually
  • Always

Students who receive a rating of 'Rarely' or 'Sometimes' will be required to make an interview with the subject teacher via the Synergetic Parent Portal.  This provides a vital opportunity to discuss aspects of learning that need to be addressed so that students reach their potential. 

Students who receive a rating of 'Usually' or 'Always' are welcome to make an interview with the subject teacher for feedback on their progress and advice on how they can extend themselves further during the second half of the Semester to further their learning.

Semester Reports

Tutor Group Reports

A Tutor Group report is written by each Learning Advisor.  These reports indicate to parents information about a student’s overall development and participation in the life of the College.  Tutor Group Reports provide an opportunity to report on aspects of student’s learning outside of the academic classroom situation.  This reflects the College’s commitment to the development of the whole person.

VCE Subject reports include four sections:

  • Coursework
  • Assessment tasks
  • Work related abilities
  • Comments

The Coursework and Assessment Tasks are reported in accordance with the College Assessment Policy.

The Work Related Abilities offer a brief assessment of the way in which each student has undertaken the tasks in each class.

Year 7 to 10 Subject Reports include four sections:

  • VicVELS Ratings,
  • Assessment Tasks,
  • Work Habits Continuums  
  • Comments.

All are reported in accordance with the College Assessment Policy, which in turn seeks to comply with CECV and Diocese of Sale guidelines.

2015 Reporting Grid

The VicVELS Grids and Work Habits continuums offer summative assessments of the way in which each student has undertaken their work in class throughout a semester.  The continuum provides a useful visual representation of progress between the previous and current semester.  The yellowed out box shows the expected level of achievement for a student who is working at standard.  The Comments part of the report offers written information which supplements and builds on that provided in the previous sections.