VCE Studies

Casey Grammar School - VCE Studies

For many students, the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the pinnacle of their school-based education, and our comprehensive two-year VCE program recognises the importance of this stage of that journey.

The VCE program at Casey Grammar is spread over four semesters and students are supported at each stage of their studies by teachers who are knowledgeable, passionate and experts in their specific subject areas.

We offer a broad selection of VCE subjects — from Business Management and Biology to Literature and Legal Studies. So, every student, no matter how diverse their interests or future study and career plans, will find subjects that engage and inspire them.

Each subject contains four units. Units 1 & 2 are usually undertaken in Year 11 and Units 3 & 4 are completed in Year 12.


Each unit per semester comprises:

  • 50 – 60 hours classroom hours
  • 30 hours of structured homework
  • 20 – 30 hours of independent study or revision

We expect our VCE students to satisfactorily complete a minimum of 22 units during the two years of the program. They should:

  • Have 3 sequential units from the English group
  • Complete 6 units per semester in Year 11
  • Complete 5 units per semester in Year 12

VCE Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Art Creative Practice
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Computing
  • Chemistry
  • Data Analytics
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Foundation Math
  • General Math
  • Health & Human Development
  • History
  • Industry & Enterprise
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Media
  • Music
  • Outdoor and Environment Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Product Design & Technology
  • Psychology
  • Software Development
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Visual Communication Design
  • ** option to undertake a VET study


The Pathways model is a list of courses, based on subjects, that provide clear pathways to tertiary studies, university and TAFE programs, and different areas of employment.

Pathways is simply a guide for students and they are free to pick any subjects from each block of subjects on the VCE Blocking Sheet, but please remember, that tertiary institutions may require prerequisites. To check that student choices meet any prerequisites, refer refer to VICTER 2016 when making selections.


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