GAT Day - 14th June
Year 11 and 12 Students
All students completing a Unit 3 and 4 VCE or scored VCE VET subject will be sitting the GAT on Wednesday, 14th June.
The GAT runs From 10am to 1.15pm. All students completing the GAT are required to be at the College by 9.40am in full school uniform. Buses will be running as usual on this day. Any Year 11 student not taking a Unit 3 or 4 VCE subject are not required at school on this day.
- All students need to know their student number and will be required to record this on their GAT paper. Students can have this written on a piece of paper to bring in with them if they don’t know it by heart. Student Numbers are available from the Student Office so please ensure you have yours prior to the exam.
- Students are permitted to bring into the GAT: pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, an English dictionary, a student number card and a clear drink bottle.
- Items NOT permitted to bring into the GAT: any paper, thesaurus, text books or study guides, pencil case, correction fluid/tape, mobile phones or any electronic devices.
- If there is an emergency and students are unable to attend at the last minute, they just contact a Deputy Head of Campus or Year 12 Coordinator at Senior School as soon as they are able to.
The GAT (General Achievement Test) is an important task that is relevant to the moderation of your overall results at the end of the year. The GAT is a test of general knowledge and skills in written communication, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Humanities, The Arts and Social Sciences. The VCAA use students’ GAT scores as a basis for: contributing to statistical moderation of school-based assessment results; checking the accuracy of external assessment marking; and calculating the Derived Examination Scores. For further information, please refer to the VCAA website: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/exams/gat/aboutgat.aspx. If you wish to familiarise yourself with the layout of the GAT, and consider the type of questions asked, please follow the link to past GAT question books: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/exams/gat/gat.aspx.
YEAR 12 STUDENTS – GRADUATION GOWN FITTINGS and PORTRAITS:
All Year 12 students will be required to remain after the GAT to be fitted with a Graduation gown, and have their professional portrait taken, commencing 1.15pm. The College uses these portraits in the end-of-year Motivator publication, and they will be available to purchase by families after Graduation. Students are reminded that they should be neatly presented for these photos.
Mrs Jemma Burr and Mr Daniel Fanning
Year 12 Coordinators