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VCE Plus students excel

David Lee December 7, 2016
EDUCATIONAL BOOST… James Miller successfully completed La Trobe University’s VCE Plus in 2016. He has received a Certificate of Completion and also Recognition of Academic Excellence Award. Photo: Supplied.

EDUCATIONAL BOOST… James Miller successfully completed La Trobe University’s VCE Plus in 2016. He has received a Certificate of Completion and also Recognition of Academic Excellence Award. Photo: Supplied.

LA TROBE University’s VCE Plus students were acknowledged recently for the successful completion of the 2016 VCE Plus program.

VCE Plus provides an exciting opportunity for high achieving VCE students to complete two first year university subjects and have them recognised as part of their VCE.

Students enrolled in VCE Plus choose a pair of first year university subjects to study whilst completing Year 12 (one subject per semester). VCE Plus is offered at all La Trobe campuses and subjects are delivered online, face‑to‑face, or a combination of both. Students receive the opportunity to experience life at La Trobe University, add to their ATAR and challenge themselves academically.

La Trobe University head of Shepparton campus, Sue Nalder said, “Studying at university is very different from a school experience. With less time spent in class and more time studying independently, students are more responsible for their education.

“As a VCE Plus student of the university, students may attend tutorials, lectures, workshops and lab classes alongside the general first year student population.

“Classes are generally held on campus. Lectures are recorded and are available online. Most subjects also have further online learning material available, such as podcasts and lecture notes.

“The on-campus classes for VCE Plus subjects are generally held after school hours.

“All tutorials, lectures, workshops and lab classes are delivered by La Trobe University lecturers and tutors.

“A range of support services are also available for students to access to assist with the transition to the adult learning environment.”