Years 11 and 12 Acceleration


Acceleration into VCE Units 3 and 4 in Year 11 and Year 12 Higher Education Studies

Marist-Sion College offers subject acceleration as an elective option in Years 10 and 11. Students will only be able to undertake one acceleration subject as an elective in Year 11.

Students and parents/guardians should note that the study of a VCE Unit 3 and 4 sequence whilst in Year 11 is a bonus, not an alternative to the College requirement for VCE Year 12 students to study five Unit 3 and 4 sequences.

Acceleration is not available for VCE-VET students or VCAL students.

Students may apply to undertake an accelerated program in Year 11 and a Higher Education Study (accelerated University subject) in Year 12 if they meet the following criteria:

  • A combined subject total of 80%; and/or

  • Demonstrated strength and interest in a subject area

  • Consistently high work habit results

  • Approval from the relevant College Leadership

Students need to apply for acceleration by June 23, 2021. Application forms are available on SIMON to print:

Units 3 and 4 in Year 11: Click to download Application Form

Year 12 Higher Education Studies: Click to download Application Form

Information about Higher Education Studies is available at: Higher Education Studies General Information and Subjects Available.

Relevant College Leadership will examine applications. At this time, it may be determined that an interview is required. Students will be advised of the outcome of their application via an email from the Academic Office prior to Course Information Evening:

If successful: students will be able to apply for their acceleration subject as part of the subject selection process.

VCE Units 3 and 4 offered for acceleration to selected Year 11 Students

Below is a list of units available for acceleration. Please refer to the Unit Descriptions Tab for full details.

VCE Units that are actually taught will depend on VCE student demand, timetable grid placement, viable class size, teacher availability and College resources. This could mean that students may need to review their choice.

Unit 3 and 4 Accounting

Unit 3 and 4 Applied Computing: Data Analytics

Unit 3 and 4 Applied Computing: Software Development

Unit 3 and 4 Art

Unit 3 and 4 Biology

Unit 3 and 4 Business Management

Unit 3 and 4 Drama

Unit 3 and 4 English Language

Unit 3 and 4 Environmental Science

Unit 3 and 4 Extended Investigation

Unit 3 and 4 Food Studies

Unit 3 and 4 Further Mathematics

Unit 3 and 4 Health and Human Development

Unit 3 and 4 Legal Studies

Unit 3 and 4 Literature (invitation only)

Unit 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods (invitation only)

Unit 3 and 4 Music Performance (invitation only)

Unit 3 and 4 Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Unit 3 and 4 Physical Education

Unit 3 and 4 Product Design and Technology (Wood)

Unit 3 and 4 Psychology

Unit 3 and 4 Studio Art

Unit 3 and 4 Theatre Studies

Unit 3 and 4 Visual Communication Design