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General Achievement Test (GAT) – Wednesday 13 June

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General Achievement Test (GAT) – Wednesday 13 June
by Andrew Bryson - Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:08 AM

Over the past two weeks Year 11 and 12 students have received information outlining the upcoming General Achievement Test (GAT) to be held on Wednesday 13 June (10am - 1.15pm). All VCE or VCAL students enrolled in one or more VCE or scored VCE VET Units 3 and 4 subjects are required to sit the GAT.

The GAT is a test of general knowledge and skills in:

  • Written Communication

  • Mathematics, Science and Technology

  • Humanities, the Arts and Social Sciences 

The GAT is an essential part of the VCE assessment procedures and although GAT results do not count directly towards a student’s VCE results, they play an important role in checking that school-based (SACs / SATs) and external assessments have been accurately assessed, and in calculating Derived Examination Scores.

As the GAT is a test of general knowledge and skills there is no formal coursework or study that the student can undertake in preparation for this. However, during recent assemblies useful strategies and the structure of the GAT were explained to students providing them with a better understanding of the GAT.

Further information relating to the GAT is attached for your reference and can also be accessed via the VCAA website. To view these details click HERE.

If you have any questions relating to the GAT please contact your son’s House Leader, Ms. Sarah Pyle (Head of Senior School) or Ms. Kalli Koniaras (Head of Learning 10-12).

VET in schools (VETis)

Due to the scheduling of the GAT, we are aware that this may clash with many students who access a VETis program running externally to the College.  As the GAT is an external requirement across all secondary schools a number of VETis classes may be cancelled for this date.  Students are asked to check this with their external Trainer.

In the case that your son’s class has not been cancelled, it is a requirement that they attend school on this date to complete the GAT.

If you have any questions relating to your son’s attendance of this date please contact Ms. Fran Davey (VET Coordinator).