Exceptional opportunities

At Geelong Grammar School, students are provided the opportunity to choose the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) for study in Years 11 and 12.

Each programme has its own particular features and merits and is capable of being a suitable qualification for entry into local and overseas universities.

Leading into Year 11, students are guided by the School’s dedicated IB and VCE Co-ordinators, as well as their parents, teachers, the Head of Careers and Heads of House to choose their subjects and final course programme (VCE or IB Diploma).

Victorian Certificate of Education / VCE

The VCE caters to students of all abilities and interests and provides a suitable pathway for direct entry into the workforce or further study at universities, TAFE Colleges or private institutions. The course provides for a wide range of possibilities from narrow specialisation to a broad general education. Those who wish to concentrate their study on areas of interest such as the Arts, Sciences, Mathematics or Humanities subjects, may do so.

VCE Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme / IBDP

The IBDP is an international curriculum designed to cater for students who wish to prepare themselves for further study at a university. The programme requires students to work effectively across a broad cross-section of subjects and does not allow for the same specialisation as VCE. Of the six subjects studied, three must be taken at the Higher Level which is more advanced than the corresponding VCE subject (in Year 12).

The IB Diploma