VCE Planner Year 10 Guide: Taking pain out of VCE choices

Ricki Tran, Banya Halefom and Minh Truong reckon the guide will assist Year 10s make well

Ricki Tran, Banya Halefom and Minh Truong reckon the guide will assist Year 10s make well informed and prudent choices. Picture: Rob Leeson

VICTORIAN Year 10 students are all facing a VCE dilemma; and it is not exams … the teens are choosing their subjects for the VCE.

The vital VCE subject choice is important as it dictates which university and TAFE courses they can pursue in 2018.

And to help them with this pivotal decision, today the Herald Sun runs the VCE Planner Year 10 Guide, a must-have, 16-page resource for Year 10 students choosing VCE subjects for university entry in 2018.

It includes vital information on how the VCE system works, seeking a tertiary place and the selection process, crucial advice on choosing subjects and prerequisites for the uni and TAFE courses offered in 2018.

St Albans Secondary College Year 10 students Minh Truong, 15, Ricki Tran, 15, and Danya Halefom, 15, reckon the guide will assist Year 10s in making well informed and prudent choices.

Minh says he is considering studying psychology when he finishes school and is choosing his VCE subjects accordingly: “I’ve also been considering law or working as a policeman. I really enjoy helping people,” he said.

Ricki is attracted to health sciences with nursing the ultimate goal and so she is conscious of the maths and science prerequisites.

But she advises Year 10s to keep calm and make the best choices for them.

“Have a broad mind and just enjoy yourself, pick anything that you enjoy,” she said.

Meanwhile Danya, who is tossing up between the law and being an economist, also has some good advice for her Year 10 cohort.

After the prerequisites are considered in the mix, she says students should study something they like.

“Pick something you are good at but that you also enjoy,” Danya said.

Herald Sun  – Tuesday 21 July, 2015