An important step towards VCE preparation is knowing which subjects to select.
Chances are, you’ve faced that ‘What do you want to do with your career?’ question from family and friends. The answer may be something you’re still figuring out.
That's OK, but be mindful that soon you’ll need to select which subjects you would like to study for VCE. It’s likely these subjects will influence what you choose to do beyond high school.
Before making your subject choices, take the time to consider a few factors that could make the task easier.
To pass VCE, students need to complete three units from the English group, including a unit 3-4 sequence, and at least three sequences of Unit 3–4 studies from other subjects.
When choosing what these other subjects will be, it’s important to know that some subjects will keep your options open more so than others. A maths or science subject, for example, is likely to be a prerequisite for anyone interested in a career in engineering or IT.
You may not know the exact program you wish to study in the future, but if you have a general idea, look at the entry requirements for a wide range of courses and find the prerequisite subjects they have in common. Including these in your VCE program will open the door to more options after highschool.
Don’t stress, VCE hasn’t arrived just yet! But when it does, you’ll be armed with the information you need to make the choices for your future.
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