East Preston Islamic College (EPIC) offers a three-year senior program, providing students with the opportunity to commence their senior year studies in year 10. The program reflects our desire to assist students to have a strong future direction and develop skills that will lead them to a successful life beyond school.
We are proud to be able to offer a comprehensive and stimulating Senior Years program that will meet the diverse needs of students. Our students can complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). A range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) units are also offered, enabling students to combine their VCE studies with vocational training.
Year 10 is a time of preparation for Years 11 and 12 studies with a great emphasis on exploring career pathways and developing academic and vocational skills.
In addition to compulsory subjects such as English and Maths, all students will have the opportunity to undertake a VCE/VET study, giving them a valuable insight into the VCE and VCAL process. Extended counselling from within the school will support students in choosing subjects and planning their pathways through the senior years.
All Year 10 students also have access to work education programs that allow full exploration of future career options and development of employability skills.
A special one-week ‘Headstart’ program further prepares students for Year 11 and 12 studies.
In years 11 and 12, students complete either VCE or VCAL. Both are recognised qualifications providing pathways to further study or employment.
Our learning program in years 11 and 12 is designed to develop students’ autonomy, commitment and self-reliance. We believe these are crucial skills and dispositions that will help students transition smoothly to tertiary education, further training or employment.
We teach and support senior students on how to set their own learning goals and reflect on their learning. Ongoing feedback is integral to our teaching and learning framework, allowing students to identify their strengths and weaknesses and plan the next learning step.
At EPIC, we cultivate resilience and positivity in our students by showing the value of hard work and encouraging students to adopt growth mindset language.