Term 3, Issue 01: Senior Pathways | Siena College
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Senior Pathways

Updated General Achievement Test (GAT) for Unit 3/4 Students

All students completing one or more Unit 3/4 (Year 12) subjects need to sit for GAT on Wednesday, 7 September 2022. As per previous years, there will be no VCE classes on this day for Year 11 and 12 students. Year 11 students who do not study an accelerated subject do not need to attend. However, all Unit 3/4 students, including those who study dance and languages externally, are required to attend. The GAT does not contribute to subject study scores nor the final ATAR. However, it is used by VCAA in moderation and also for any student who may need a derived exam score, if they cannot attend a final exam.

The exam format and duration have also changed, as it will now include all VCAL students in the first section, apart from the VCE students. Section A will assess Literacy and Numeracy; and Section B will assess skills in Mathematics, Science, Technology, and the Arts and Humanities, with an increased focus on critical and creative thinking skills. A dictionary and a scientific calculator can also be used.

We will run an information session and a trial writing task in the middle of Term 3. Please find sample questions and other information here.

How to Help Motivate Your Child
Wednesday, 27 July 2022 at 6.30pm (AEST)

Our first Parent Support webinar of Term 3 is taking place in just a few days. All parents are welcome.

Here is what Elevate will be covering:

✅ What impact does praise and reassurance have on motivation?

✅ What are the best types of goals to be setting with young people?

✅ How can you help to create meaningful and lasting motivation?

Please register here.

Anita Galli

Head of Senior Pathways
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