VCE Winter School 2018

Thursday 5 July - Friday 13 July

This winter the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne offers VCE students an unparalleled opportunity to prepare for History: Revolutions, Australian History, Literature, Italian, French and Indonesian exams with scholars and teachers who are experts in their fields.

Please note: This VCE Winter School is open to Year 10, 11 and 12 students.

Literature

Thursday 5 July and Friday 6 July

Success in the Literature exam depends on strong skills in close reading and textual interpretation. Concentrating on eight of the most popular VCE Literature texts, participants are able to select from a program consisting of lectures delivered by leading academics. The two-hour long lectures, specially designed for VCE students, will refer to specific passages and typical exam questions led by experienced literary scholars such as Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Professor Deirdre Coleman. The lecture will then be followed by an interactive Q&A session, designed to build skills essential to the subject. Margot Thompson, an experienced VCE Literature teacher, will also deliver lectures on successful examination strategies and techniques.

Cost: $40 per lecture

History: Revolutions

Tuesday 10 July and Wednesday 11 July

Success in the History: Revolutions exam depends on a robust understanding of the causes and outcomes of revolutions. The Winter School program begins with a brief introduction on the nature of revolutions with internationally acclaimed historian and VCE expert Professor Peter McPhee, followed by experienced VCE examiner, Elizabeth Morgan. Students can also choose from individual two-hour lectures on each of the four revolutions, delivered by leading academics and teachers in the field. Each lecture concentrates on causes and outcomes, giving an indispensable overview and referring to past and typical exam questions and tasks.

Cost: $40 per session
$20 for half of session 6 (Students may nominate either Lenin or Robespierre; for both is $40)

Australian History

Wednesday 11 July

The Australian History Winter School program brings together a team of experts led by Dr Kat Ellinghaus. Participants will be guided through the key themes of Australian history and receive specialist advice in what makes an excellent performance on the Australian History exam. Lectures covering Unit 3 will be geared towards deepening participants' understanding of these periods and topics. Lectures covering Australian Units 4 will provide a comprehensive survey of the material.

Cost: $30 per session, $80 for the day

French

Thursday 12 July

Sessions in French are presented by academics from The University of Melbourne and teachers in the field. The program begins with a combined session for Italian and French students exploring key themes and hearing from past examiners and VCE students. Following sessions will cover a variety of lectures and smaller break out classes that focus on strategies and practices of writing, oral, listening and reading skills.

Cost: $90 for the day

Italian

Thursday 12 July

Sessions in Italian are presented by academics from The University of Melbourne and teachers in the field. The program begins with a combined session for Italian and French students exploring key themes and hearing from past examiners and VCE students. Following sessions will cover a variety of interactive seminars and smaller break out sessions that focus on strategies and practices of writing, oral, listening and reading skills.

Cost: $90 for the day

Indonesian New!

Friday 13 July

This year for the first time, we are offering sessions in Indonesian presented by The University of Melbourne and teachers in the field. We begin with a presentation on the importance and value for studying Indonesian beyond high school and will hear from past examiners and VCE students who will share their experiences and tips on how to do well on the exams. Following sessions will be broken up into smaller workshop groups that will focus on reading, listening and writing skills for both first and second language students. These workshops are designed to equip students not only with the necessary language skills needed to succeed but also to provide students a taste of what it is like to study Indonesian at university.

Cost: $90 for the day

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VCE Winter School 2018 flyer

VCE Winter School 2018 flyer