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Every Victorian Year 12 student to get special consideration in VCE

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Every Year 12 student in Victoria will be individually assessed to determine a fair university admissions ranking, or ATAR.

Every Year 12 student in Victoria will be individually assessed to determine a fair university admissions ranking, or ATAR.

The major change means every student will be viewed as a special consideration case because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

"What we're announcing today is that every single VCE student will be individually assessed and any adverse impacts from COVID-19 will be reflected in their ATAR ranking," Deputy Premier James Merlino announced.

"This is quite an extraordinary change. So every single student will be individually assessed."

Every Year 12 student in Victoria will get special consideration because of the coronavirus pandemic.

School closures, long absences, wellbeing and mental health will all be taken into consideration when determining student's ATAR.

Year 12 students have been front of mind for the Deputy Premier, who is also the Education Minister.

"Every other year level, we've got time. So we've got time at the end of this year and next year to catch up students who need that catching up," Mr Merlino said.

"We've got time to re-engage those students who have disengaged from school.

"But for our Year 12 students, this is it. This is their last year of school."

Students sitting their VCE exams in Victoria.

Mr Merlino said students could go into their exams with confidence knowing they would not be disadvantaged as a result of COVID-19.

Schools will be asked to rank their students based on where they expect them to be right now.

He also announced a further $28.5 million of mental health and wellbeing support for vulnerable and disadvantaged students.

The VCE exams will go ahead as scheduled.

Students should be receiving their VCE scores and ATAR before the end of the year.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/victoria-year-12-vce-special-consideration-atar-coronavirus-lockdown/f6a7235a-cf8a-4709-8583-6cee216ce19b

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