VCE students get ready for general test

TEST: VCE students will sit the GAT on Wednesday. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

TEST: VCE students will sit the GAT on Wednesday. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

CONVICTED drug smuggler Schapelle Corby is sure to make a guest appearance in the General Achievement Test on Wednesday as hundreds of central Victorian students gear up to the sit the examine. 

Facebook page, OFFICIAL GATchphrase 2014, is encouraging VCE students to include the phrase Schapelle Corby in their essays.

However Bendigo Senior Secondary College assistant principal Linda Lyons strongly discouraged students from participating in the prank. 

"It has never been raised with me as an issue but I would hope my students would not do it," she said.

"We make it our responsibility to sit down with our students and talk them through the GAT process and explain why it is important.

"All students enrolled in one or more VCE subjects or scored VCE VET unit 3 and 4 sequences must sit the GAT.

"Although GAT results do not count directly towards a student's VCE results they play an important role in checking that school-based assessments and examinations have been accurately assessed and in calculating derived examination scores."

The three hour test will examine knowledge in science, mathematics, technology, humanities, the arts and written communication.

The college will host the largest number of students sitting the test across the state with more than 1000 studying VCE subjects. 

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