GAT Testing For Year 12

WHAT IS THE GENERAL ACHIEVEMENT TEST (GAT)? 

All students enrolled in one or more VCE or VET Unit 3&4 sequences MUST sit the GAT.

The General Achievement Test (GAT) is a test of your general knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Written communication
  • Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Humanities, the Arts and Social Sciences.

THE TIME AND THE TASKS

The GAT will take place in a single three-hour session.It will take place on Wednesday 10 June, 2015, from 10.00am-1.15pm in Heyward Hall. Students must be in the Gym at 9am for preparation on this day.

Writing Task 1: 30 minutes

Writing Task 2: 30 minutes

70 Multiple-choice questions: 2 hours

TOTAL: 3 hours

Sample questions, previous GAT papers and answers to multiple choice questions are available on the VCAA website (http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au). It is expected that students will read past GAT papers in preparation. All Year 11 and 12 students will be given a GAT preparation session prior to the date.

HOW IS THE GAT USED?

The VCAA will use the GAT scores as a basis for:

  • contributing to statistical moderation of School-assessed Coursework
  • reviewing school assessments in School-assessed Tasks
  • special provision and derived examination scores
  • checking the accuracy of examination marking.
  • Some universities use it in the Middle Band of tertiary selection

Scott Murray

VCE Coordinator

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