VCE Extension Programs
Looking for options for your best History students?
VCE Extension Programs in History are available at the University of Melbourne. Applications for 2022 open on Wednesday 15 September 2021. All of the extension programs are recognised by the VCAA and provide a fifth or sixth subject ATAR bonus (e.g. a mark of 50-59% provides an ATAR contribution of 3.0, a mark of 70-79% provides an ATAR contribution of 4.0). There is no ATAR increment for IB students, but they are eligible for the other benefits.
Students must be reasonably high-achieving students in Year 11 (Units 1 & 2), and their school and parents must support their application. Extension programs can only be undertaken in the final VCE year. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.
Successful completion of these subjects will be counted towards a relevant degree undertaken at the providing university.
Find out more here:
- University of Melbourne Extension
Semester 1: HPSC10002 Science and Pseudoscience
Semester 2: HPSC10001 From Plato to Einstein
There are VCE extension programs in subjects other than History available through the University of Melbourne, and from RMIT Extension and Deakin Accelerate. The program at La Trobe University (VCE Plus) has not opened for 2021 uptake as yet, and the Monash University program is no longer offered.