Victorian certificate of Education YEAR 11

(Arts Stream)

Course Outline

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Year 11 course, offered in the dynamic context of Singapore, represents a pivotal stage in the journey towards university and further studies. Rooted in a holistic educational philosophy, the curriculum is meticulously designed to provide students with a rigorous yet engaging learning experience.
Learning Outcomes
  • Comprehensive Subject Mastery
    Gain an in-depth understanding of selected subjects, ensuring readiness for Year 12’s intensive curriculum.
  • Advanced Critical Thinking
    Develop the capacity to critically evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information, a vital skill for future academic pursuits.
  • Effective Communication
    Master the art of articulating thoughts, both in written form and verbal discourse, aligning with academic and real-world demands.
  • Research Aptitude
    Acquire essential research techniques, enabling them to source, appraise, and reference information effectively.
  • Problem Solving Abilities
    Address challenges methodically and innovatively, leveraging a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application.
  • Time Management & Study Skills
    Learn to allocate time efficiently, prioritize tasks, and adopt effective study habits to optimize learning.
  • Cultural Awareness
    Cultivate a broader understanding of diverse global perspectives, particularly valuable given Singapore’s multicultural milieu.
  • Ethical Consideration & Integrity
    Understand and uphold the principles of academic honesty and ethical considerations across varied subjects.
  • Collaborative Skills
    Engage productively in group tasks and projects, appreciating the value of teamwork and diverse viewpoints.
  • Career and Further Studies Orientation
    Gain insights into potential academic pathways post-VCE, aligning studies with career aspirations and strengths.

Method On campus
Assessment Methods Coursework and Quizzes | Assignment | Exam (Practical and Paper-based)
Maximum Duration 12 months | No refund for failure to
complete course

Subject Recommendations, Study Methods and Entry Requirements

Core Subjects
  • English/English as an Additional Language (Compulsory)

Choose one or both from below:

  • Mathematics/Mathematical Methods
  • Psychology
Language Electives

Choose one or two subjects from the list below:

  • Chinese First Language/Chinese as additional Language
  • French
  • Korean
  • Japanese
Arts Stream
  • Visual Communication & Design
  • Media
Mode of study
  • Full-time
  • On campus
  • Minimum age: 16 years at the start of the course
  • Language: Pass entrance Language assessment test (achieve at least a minimum of CEFR A2)
  • Completion of Minimum GCE N’ Level, Grade 9 Lower/Junior Secondary School or equivalent

Course Information

The VCE Year 12 Arts program with a specialization in Visual Design and Communication is a journey of artistic exploration and creative expression. This program provides a comprehensive platform for students to delve into the world of visual arts, honing their skills and perspectives in a dynamic and interconnected global context.

Admission Requirements

GCE ‘N’ Level/Grade 10 or Equivalent


Portfolio | English requirements

Submission of an Art Portfolio

C6@GCE ‘O’| IELTS 5.5 | TOEFL 46 | DUOLINGO 85 | Equivalent.

Course Intake | Duration


12 months, 24 teaching weeks

S$18000 (Singaporean) / S$26000 (SPR)

Audition & Interview

Presentation of Art Portfolio is required

15 Mins Interview

Course Mode


Learning Methods

Delivery modes:

Hitmaker Programmes are conducted and delivered using the hybrid model of both online and blended learning approaches. The method allows students to learn flexibly with non-practical modules delivered online.

    • On-campus

Depending on the modules, assessment/examination may vary in way of:

    1. Course Assignment – Student is required to complete and submit instructions in the form of a written assignment
    2. Practical Examination – Student is assessed (especially music performance) in the form of live performance judging
    3. Application/Computer-based Examination
    4. Workshop Assignments – Student is assessed in a group context and normally given a set of tasks to complete
    5. Paper-based Examination
Teacher-student Ratio

The teacher to student ratio shall depend on factors such as:

1. The nature of the course/module:

      • Private Instructions | 1:1

2. The size of the premises:

      • Ensemble | 1:10
      • Tutorial | 1: 8
      • Music Production | 1:5
      • Instrumentals | 1:5
      • Lecture | 1:25

Covid Advisory – Due to the restrictions, class size is kept to the limitation of 1 – 2 metres distancing measures. Student shall expect a smaller class sizes or smaller cohort sizes.

Course Fees
Programme Fees

Full Fees JAC Funding
S$18,000.00 S$26,000.00

JAC Foundation Scholarship subsidises course fees for students, enabling them to fulfil their full potential. It also sponsors and supports costs for programmes and musical instruments. Eligible students will be given JAC Foundation Scholarship forms along with their Letters of Offer.

Application & Audition Fees

1. Pre-enrollment fees

Application fee S$50.00
Audition fee(If applicable) S$150.00

2. Enrollment fees

Registration fee S$300.00
Study Resources & Facility S$1,000.00


The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is typically completed in years 11 and 12 in Victoria, Australia. VCE subjects are divided into units, each covering a semester of study, with units 3 and 4 usually taken sequentially in year 12. Assessment is both internal and external, with internal assessments including School Assessed Coursework (SACs) and School Assessed Tasks (SATs), and external assessments consisting of examinations set by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) for units 3 and 4. To receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), students must complete at least three units of English and twelve additional units. External exams are conducted in late October and November, with some subjects having additional oral or performance tests. The General Achievement Test (GAT) is an essential part of the assessment process, and a variety of subjects have specific assessment formats, including oral examinations for language studies and performances for arts subjects​

  • Year 11 (Units 1/2): Assessment is entirely internal through School Assessed Coursework (SACs) and in some subjects, School Assessed Tasks (SATs).

The scoring system for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) involves both qualitative and quantitative measures, especially for Year 12, which affects the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Here’s a general guide to how scoring works for both years:

Year 11 (Units 1/2):

  • Assessments result in a ‘Satisfactory’ (S) or ‘Non-Satisfactory’ (N) designation for each outcome within a unit.
  • Some schools may provide additional grades or scores for internal tracking and feedback, but these do not contribute to the VCE certification or ATAR.
  • The primary focus is on whether students have met the outcomes rather than on specific grades or scores.


EXPECTED AWARD CONFERMENT DATE | within 1 month after successful completion of all modules

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