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All WSSC students will either complete the General Achievement Test (GAT) or a trial GAT on Tuesday the 18th of June. There will be no classes on this day.

VCAA GAT 2024 – Information for Students

Who? What? Where?
Year 12 Students GAT WSSC Stadium
Year 11 Students – Studying a Unit 3/4 class GAT WSSC Stadium
Year 11 Students – Not studying a Unit 3/4 class Trial GAT Sports Centre
Year 10 Students Trial GAT Galvin Hall and TT12/13

*NB: Students will be notified of their venue via a notification on the school portal prior to the day.

GAT Times

The GAT is split in to two sections:

Section A: 9:00am – 11:15am

Section B: 1:15pm – 3:00pm

Who Sits the GAT?

Section A Only

  • Students enrolled in VCE Vocational Major (VM) Unit 3/4 who are not enrolled in any VCE or scored VCE VET Unit 3/4 subjects

Both Sections A and B

  • Students enrolled in one or more VCE or scored VCE VET Unit 3

All trial GAT students will sit both Sections A and B.

What is the GAT?

The General Achievement Test (GAT) is a pen-and-paper test of general knowledge and skills taken by students in the course of completing their senior secondary studies.

The GAT plays an important role in the quality assurance of VCE assessments and also provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate they meet the Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Standards expected at a senior secondary level.

No special study is needed. Past study of subjects like English, Mathematics, Science and History prepares students for the GAT by building their general knowledge and skills in writing, numeracy and reasoning.