YEAR 11 & 12

At Brighton Secondary College, we offer a range of senior programs:

  • VCE – Victorian Certificate of Education
  • VET/ASBA – Victorian Education and training/Australian School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • IBDP – International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. For more information, click here.

There are over 70 studies available in VCE, and those available at Brighton Secondary College are listed in this handbook with an outline of each sty and related assessments for Year 11 (Units 1 & 2). Detailed information relating to Year 12 (Units 3 & 4) studies can be found on the VCAA website.


Highly performing and highly dedicated Year 10 students may be offered the opportunity to study one Unit 3 & 4 study as part of their Year 11 program. Students will be selected on the basis of their performance in Year 10 and end of semester reports.


Highly performing and highly dedicated Year 11 students are encouraged to consider the opportunity to study a first-year university study (Extension Study) as part of their final year in Year 12. A large range of studies are available at a number of tertiary institutions. Selection of places in these studies are extremely competitive and highly sought after. For those students who become involved, it is a very worthwhile and academically motivating experience.


VET (Vocational Education & Training) programs have a particular industry focus and provide students with curriculum based competencies that are developed and assessed to a standard deemed appropriate by industry. The program is normally delivered one half day per week over a two year period during Years 11 and 12. Senior School students at Brighton Secondary College are able to undertake a VCE/VET program offered by TAFE Colleges or other Registered Training Organisations. All VET classes are off campus, mainly at either Holmesglen TAFE or Sandringham Secondary College.