The College continues to maintain an excellent standard at VCE. Over 80% of our students go on to Tertiary education.
The College offers over 35 VCE and VCAL subjects, as well as a wide variety of VET courses. The VET course provides students with an industry recognized certificate in addition to the VCE.
To promote an “achievement culture” at Patterson River Secondary College our aspirational VCE students enhance their academic studies by regularly attending Access Monash tutoring sessions from 3.15 – 5.15 every Tuesday night in the College Library. Monash University students tutor students in a range of VCE subjects including English, Psychology, Maths Methods and Physics.
English High Flyers
The English High Flyers Club takes place fortnightly from 3-15 – 4-30. It is led by two Year 12 English teachers, with the purpose of offering opportunities for extension and revision. The sessions are targeted at capable students who would like to participate in small group sessions to extend and deepen their knowledge and skills. However, if numbers permit, the sessions sometimes cater for students who need to revise and develop foundation English skills. Sessions cover discussion of texts, prompts for Context, Issues analysis skills, as well as SAC and exam preparation.