GAT for VCE & VET Students Tomorrow

Just a reminder that all students enrolled in one or more VCE or VET Unit 3&4 sequences MUST sit the GAT tomorrow.

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 GAT will take place in a single three-hour session. It will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 7 June, 2016, from 10.00am-1.15pm in Heyward Hall.

Students must be in the Gym at 8.45am for preparation.

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 ( It is expected that students will read past GAT papers in preparation. All Year 11 and 12 students are given a GAT preparation session prior to the date, which includes an information pamphlet and past GAT paper.


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 tertiary course selections

 Scott Murray
VCE Coordinator


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