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VCE In China

Northcote High School's VCE Partner schools

Northcote High School is the only Government school in the State of Victoria to be registered to work with Chinese schools to offer the Victorian Certificate of Education. Our Chinese partner schools are:

Hengshui No 1 High School

Near Hengshui,
Hebei Province, China
(Located in countryside 12 kms to the south of the city, east of Hengshui lake)
Baotou Foreign Languages School    Also known as No1 Senior Middle School of  No1 Machinery Group, Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China
(Located in the residential district 3kms east of the CBD)
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What VCE has done for me - VCE in China students discuss

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Why Study the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)?
为什么选择澳大利亚维多利亚省的证书教育 (VCE)?


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1. The VCE is an internationally-recognised senior secondary certificate.

It offers opportunities for Chinese students to continue their education at leading universities around the world. The VCE offers excellent preparation for successful study at leading English language universities. More than 3,500 Chinese students have completed the VCE since it began in China. More than ninety percent of Chinese VCE graduates have gone on to study at universities in Australia, the USA, the UK and Canada!

2. Because Melbourne, Victoria, is the world's most liveable city for University students!

Again and again, Melbourne is named as the world's most liveable city. The title is awarded to the city with the highest score for stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. When you go to University, you'll be living in a safe and vibrant city that offers world-class study options, services and the widest range of things to do.



3. Because six of Victoria's 10 Universities are in the top-ranked universities of the world.

Victoria is a global knowledge hub and we attract the world's best academics and researchers. (click here to follow link to University rankings)



4. And because 175,000 international students studied in Victoria in 2016!

Often called Australia's cultural capital, Melbourne is home to the attractions that make the Australian lifestyle so appealing!



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Resources and Links for Students


Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Northcote High School

AIDE Education

Study Melbourne!

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)

Learning English

Other Resources for Students and Teachers

Past Exam Archive

VCE Unit 1-2 Study Designs

VCE Unit 3-4 Study Designs


Resources for Western Teachers thinking of work in China

Recruitment sites that offer good advice

Employment, Customs and traditions in China

Living and travelling in China's Environment