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Re: Unit 3&4 VCAA GAT and Year 10 and 11 Trial GAT Thursday 29th July

Dear Parent/Guardian,
Due to the lockdown in Term 2, the annual Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) General Achievement Test (GAT) was postponed and a revised date has now been published. The 2021 VCAA GAT for all students undertaking a Unit 3&4 VCE or scored VET subject will be held on Thursday 29 July 2021 from 10.00 am to 1.15 pm.

Wodonga Senior Secondary College always strives to continuously improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students as they move into adulthood. In 2022 the VCAA will be implementing the new literacy and numeracy test which all Year 12 students will be required to sit as part of VCE and VCAL. As such, this year we will hold a Trial GAT on the same day for all year 10 and 11 students (year 11 students studying a Unit 3&4 subject will be required to sit the VCAA GAT with the Year 12s).

The Trial GAT for Year 10s and 11s will be done online (from home).
We have an experienced VCAA GAT marker providing us independent feedback on the student writing tasks. The writing results will be are used in conferencing with students in their English classes.

Your child matters and so does your support. We want to help build exam stamina over the years they are with us to achieve the best outcomes we can for your child and to ensure they have the best opportunity to satisfactorily undertake the new literacy and numeracy test from 2022 onwards. The results your child achieves from the Trial GAT will continue to inform our work around literacy and numeracy interventions for all students including high ability students.

In summary:

  • Thursday 29th of July
  • Unit 3&4 VCE/VET students sit VCAA GAT at school 10.00 am to 1.15 pm
  • All Year 10 and 11 students not sitting the VCAA GAT complete online Trial GAT from home

More detailed information will be provided closer to the date. If you have any questions, please contact the College.

Yours sincerely,

Nicole Jasinowicz                                     Brydie Hind
AP Curriculum                                           LT Student Outcomes


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