Senior School Pathways
Cobram AGS is proud to be able to offer a tailored and flexible Senior School program. One of the benefits of being a Foundation to Year 12 school is that we establish strong relationships with our students over a significant period of their educational journey. These relationships assist in us being able to identify suitable pathways for individual students that match their interests and skills. At Cobram AGS, we encourage the pursuit of academic excellence within the context of being a community-orientated institution.
Whilst we emphasise the value of obtaining the VCE as the foundation of our Senior School program, our school offers a diverse range of educational pathways which give students of differing academic abilities and learning styles the opportunity to flourish.
These pathways include:
VCE Vocational Major
For those students who are more vocationally inclined, we now offer the VCE Vocational Major in Years 11 and 12. The VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) is a two-year applied learning program that sits within the VCE. The VCE VM offers students a hands-on experience in one or more industries, giving students an opportunity to finish school with an employability edge. It’s a great choice for students who prefer to learn in a real-world environment and don’t need an ATAR.
To learn more about the VCE VM, we suggest heading to the Victorian Government's website: https://www.vic.gov.au/about-v...
School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT)
Through some fantastic relationships with external providers, we can also facilitate opportunities for students to incorporate school-based apprenticeships, traineeships and TAFE courses into their studies whilst still actively pursuing their VCE. This is a great way for students to upskill and boost their prospects of securing employment following the completion of their schooling.
Structured Workplace Learning
Structured workplace learning provides students with the opportunity to integrate on-the-job experience with secondary study as part of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the VCE Vocational Major or the Victorian Pathways Certificate.
Structured workplace learning provides the opportunity for:
- enhanced skill development
- practical application of industry knowledge
- assessment of units of competency
- achievement of some learning outcomes
- enhanced employment opportunities
Project Ready is a full-year work readiness and personal development program incorporating CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering. It’s the fun, all-rounder VET that helps students complete their VCE Vocational Major and get job ready at the same time.
Currently, Cobram AGS offers Project Ready to students in Year 10.
To learn more about the program, head to the Project Ready website: https://projectready.vic.edu.a...
In 2024, we launched our inaugural Sports Academy. The Academy will assist the school’s talented rising sports stars to reach their full potential in their chosen sport. It is suitable for young athletes currently playing competitive sport and doing well in their chosen sport.
Opportunity to 'fast track' VCE subjects
Students that demonstrate exceptional academic performance have the opportunity to undertake VCE units early, in consultation with our Careers Advisor and Head of Senior School. The benefits of fast tracking a subject are that it allows for an increased number of opportunities for students to to improve their ATAR score, and or, a reduced load in Year 12. This reduced load in the final year of study can provide a significant competitive advantage for these students, particularly with regard to exam preparation.