Senior Sub-School (Years 11 & 12)

Introducing the Team:

Students in the Senior School are supported by a team of Student Managers and Educational Support staff that can be contacted any time.


The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is awarded on behalf of the State Government of Victoria to students upon successful completion of Years 11 and 12 and allows entry to tertiary institutions. Students in Year 12 are assessed using school coursework and external examinations. Outstanding students can extend their studies by undertaking a university subject within the VCE. Students can also complete a VET program as part of their VCE studies.

The minimum requirements for obtaining the VCE is satisfactory completion of 16 units including:

  • At least 3 units of English or English Literature
  • At least 3 sequences of units 3-4, other than English


  • A unit is equal to a semester and approximately 100 hours duration
  • VET in Schools programs can contribute to the completion of VCE
  • VTAC advises that for the calculation of the ATAR, satisfactory completion of both Units 3 & 4 English is required

Further information about the VCE can also be found at:


In accordance with the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) requirements, Fountain Gate Secondary College believes students should attend all timetabled and pre-arranged classes. We believe that this will allow students sufficient class time to successfully complete set class work, School Assessed Tasks (SAT’s) and School Assessed Coursework (SAC’s).

You can view your child(ren)s attendance by logging into Compass.

Awards at VCE

Throughout the year, VCE students have the opportunity to be awarded with Legend or Superstar awards. These awards acknowledge students who have achieved outstanding academic results, improved in subject areas or behaviour and who have demonstrated positive traits beyond the classroom.

VCAA information: Key dates, including GAT and exams

Gateway Program (Year 11)

Once a week, Year 11 students have a scheduled Gateway class. This class is designed to assist and advise students on academic, social and future-planning pathways. The broad purpose of Gateway is to ensure each student's learning needs are being met, and encouraging them to make good academic choices so they can plan for their future. 

Student travellers, please advise both schools if absent on a travelling day.