Senior School

Senior Years (10, 11 & 12)

A comprehensive and well-tailored education will enable a young person to pursue the career of their choice, and also maintain a healthy and balanced approach to a life of continued learning.

McClelland's whole-college approach to developing independent and personalised learning as a life-long skill, is fast gaining positive recognition, with initiatives to support personalised learning skills and resilience first introduced in Year 7 now having a marked impact at senior levels. We are very proud of our VCE results with many of our graduates pursuing tertiary studies at University and TAFE.

In addition to a comprehensive range of studies for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), students at McClelland are also provided with opportunities to pursue studies in Vocational Educational and Training (VET). Courses options include Automotive, Building and Construction, Childcare, Hospitality, Horticulture, SES - Rescue, Fitness and Training, Music, Art and Design, etc. McClelland cooperates with other training facilities allowing students to undertake study combinations that most suit their skills, interests and personal needs, including specialist 'off-campus' studies of choice.

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is an innovative and increasingly popular qualification which offers students an alternative pathway to work and/or further study. VCAL incorporates a substantial amount of practical learning time each week through job placement, and successful VCAL graduates gain important life skills related to literacy, numeracy, work, industry, and personal development. VET courses also integrate extremely well into the VCAL program.

In order to ensure greatest chances for success, a personal counselling program is conducted so that students enrol in senior courses which are most appropriate to their skills, interests and future goals.