Senior Years

Our Senior Years results at Wangaratta High School continue to excel, with VCE results in 2018 recording 20% of scored students achieving an ATAR above 80, 6 students with an ATAR above 90 and 41 out 44 students gaining first round university offers.


Our Senior Year students study a personalised learning program with a broad range of subjects that provide strong pathways options into any desired career or employment. 


The School offers a wide range of support to VCE students during their important

final years of study. These include:

  • Specialist subject teachers - to provide specialised knowledge and support for students
  • Mentor teachers - these teachers have regular contact with VCE students and are available to counsel and advise 
  • Teacher-librarians - to provide specialist knowledge of library resources and research techniques, programs and equipment 
  • VCE centre -this is a designated study space that VCE students have access to during and after school hours

Every student is part of a mentor group, made up of 20-25 students. Each mentor group has a mentor teacher who is responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with students and parents.  


Senior Years Course Structure

Wangaratta High School provides a broad range of opportunities for all students in the Senior Years. Students select their course based on their potential vocational pathway from the following course options:



Year 10

Our Year 10 students undertake a core and elective based curriculum.  At Year 10, the core subjects are English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Physical Education and the elective subjects, based on individual interests and pathway planning, are selected from languages, arts and design and technology.


Our Year 10 students also have the opportunity to select a VET subject or commence a VCE subject as part of an accelerated learning program and can also undertake a School Based Apprenticeship & Traineeship (SBAT).


Year 11 & 12 

Wangaratta High School offers the widest variety of subjects for study at VCE level in North-East Victoria and is committed to assisting our VCE students to develop effective study routines, strategies and skills as they undertake their final years of secondary school.


English Mathematics Science Humanities Languages
Foundation English Foundation Mathematics (Unit 1 & 2) Biology

Ancient History

English Further Mathematics (Unit 3 & 4) Chemistry Business Management  
Literature General Mathematics Physics Legal Studies  
English Language Specialist Mathematics Psychology History  
VCAL Literacy Mathematical Methods   VCAL Work Related Skills  
  VCAL Numeracy      
The Arts/ Performing Arts Health/ PE Technology VET  


(Unit 1 & 2)

Health & Human Development Food Studies (Unit 1 & 2) VCE/VET Certificate Community Services  
Media Studies Outdoor & Environmental Studies Product & Design - Wood or Textiles VCE/VET Music Industry (Sound Production Focus)  
Music Performance Physical Education Systems Engineering VCE/VET Music Industry (Performance Focus)  
Studio Art VCAL Personal Development   VCE Sport & Recreation  
Visual Communication        


Senior Years Information Booklet 2022