At Al-Taqwa College, term 2 has been busy and action packed!! That’s probably the best way to explain it. We’ve had many new opportunities and challenges for both staff and students. Already, our Year 12 students have impressed their teachers with their dedication to their studies and our Year 10 and 11 students are working hard to meet the demands and challenges of VCE. At Al-Taqwa College, there has been a positive sense of purpose and a real focus on learning in and out, of classrooms.
To further support our VCE students during their final years of schooling we have introduced a variety of initiatives and workshops. This year as a new initiative we have developed a partnership with Connect Education. Our senior department have introduced comprehensive workshops by Elevate Education as well as provided online educational support by Edrolo.
What is Connect Education?
Connect Education is an organisation that works to empower students to learn more and aim to achieve higher ATAR results. Connect education will provide Al-Taqwa students with regular tutoring, mentoring and revision focused workshops for Units 3 and 4 allowing students to start focus on exams at an earlier stage. VCE students will also be provided with comprehensive notebooks and weekly handouts to support students learning.
At this stage, Connect Education will provide regular English tutoring for Year 12 students every Saturday (10.00-11:30am). During Term 2 holidays, Connect Education will provide revision and exam focus lectures for our Year 11 and 12 students that are subject specific and provide resources to support our students.
On Monday 8 May, Elevate Education provided our Year 11 and 12 students with high impact seminars and workshops to help students improve VCE study techniques, increase motivation, build confidence, and lift exam performance. The following seminars included Study Sensi, time management and students elevation workshops.
What is Edrolo?
Edrolo is a comprehensive, premium, interactive online video and exam simulation resource for the VCE and has been assessed as a fantastic resource, providing our students with the best opportunity to perform to their potential throughout their VCE studies.
- Theory Master: Interactive video courses mapped to the Study Design and presented by expert teachers, with 100s of videos and interactive quiz questions per subject.
- Exam Master: Simulated practice exams with video solutions for every question, incorporating unique insights and diagnostic study tools enabling students to identify and target their individual areas of weakness.
Upcoming VCE Events:
On Wednesday 14 June (10.00am-1:15pm) the Year 11 and 12 students will sit for their VCAA General Achievement Test (GAT). The GAT is a three hour test of general knowledge and skills in:
- Written communication
- Mathematics, science and technology
- Humanities, the arts and social sciences.
Each represents a body of general knowledge and skills that students are likely to have built up through their school years. In order to prepare for the GAT exam, we encourage our Year 11 and 12 students to familiarise themselves with previous GAT exam papers (see link: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/exams/gat/gat.aspx).