How to Ace VCE in 2018: SACs, Scaling, and Study Strategy [Free Event]

By ATAR Notes in VCE
4th of December 2017

How do you ace VCE? It might not be as difficult as you think!

Across December 16 and 17, you can find out – with help from ATAR Notes. We’re running free sessions on how to ace VCE.


Demystify VCE and learn from the best

Our two keynote speakers are Tim Howe and Jessica Lieng.

Tim is one of ATAR Notes’ most experienced lecturers, and teaches Psychology at our VCE Tutorial Centres. He achieved an ATAR of 98.65, plus five raw 40+ study scores. He knows a thing or two about the VCE system, and will run you through how to understand the VCE system. The technical side is lost on many VCE students and, whilst it’s not the be all and end all, a solid understanding can certainly give you an advantage going into Year 12. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, but Tim will explain things like SAC moderation, subject scaling, and how VCAA actually goes about establishing your ATAR. In 2018, Tim is studying Science and Education at Monash University, and is sure to give you a couple of his own study tips.

Jessica now studies Commerce at the University of Melbourne, having achieved an incredible 99.85 ATAR in 2016. Things weren’t always smooth sailing for Jess; she was almost failing Year 11 English, before working her way to an eventual 48 raw study score – plus two perfect 50s. Jess will give you her key study tips that helped her along the way, including motivationstudy strategies and VCE organisation. Her tips are straight-forward but effective, meaning you can implement them right away to ensure you have the best chance of scoring highly in VCE. After all, knowing the content in VCE is only half the battle – and Jess knows that better than anybody.

Together, Tim and Jess (Jim? Tess?) will cover everything you need, and will be more than happy to answer any questions you have on the day.


When and where?

There are two events: one at our CBD Tutorial Centre, and the other at our Mulgrave Tutorial Centre. Details below:


CBD EVENT: Saturday 16 December

Time: Saturday 16 December, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Location: Level 6, 171 La Trobe Street (right next to the State Library and Melbourne Central Station)

Details of how to get there can be found here.



MULGRAVE EVENT: Sunday 17 December

Time: Sunday 17 December, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Location: 271 Wellington Road

Details of how to get there can be found here.