Ignatian Newsletter: 2024 - Edition #9

General Achievement Test (GAT)

Written by
Dominic Denton
Year 10-12 Programs Coordinator

The 2024 General Achievement Test (GAT) will take place on Tuesday 18 June. All students enrolled in a Unit 3 and 4 VCE/VCE-VM Sequence will sit the GAT. Timetabled Unit 3 and 4 classes will not run on this day.

The GAT is in 2 parts:

• Section A (9:00am-11:15am) assesses skills in literacy and numeracy (all Unit 3 and 4 VCE/VCE-VM students must attend).

• Section B (1:15pm-3:00pm) assesses general knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, technology, the arts and humanities (Unit 3 and 4 VCE students only).

The GAT is a pen-and-paper test of general knowledge and skills taken by students in the course of completing their senior secondary studies. The GAT plays an important role in the quality assurance of VCE assessments and also provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate they meet the Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Standards expected at a senior secondary level.

No special study is needed. Past study of subjects like English, Mathematics, Science and History prepares students for the GAT by building their general knowledge and skills in writing, numeracy and reasoning.

Year 12 students will receive information on the GAT in their upcoming Personal Development lesson on June 11th period 5. Year 11 accelerated students will also attend this lesson.

For more information on the GAT please click the link below:

vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/GAT/2024GATBrochure.pdf" target="_blank">General Achievement Test 2024 Information for Students (vcaa.vic.edu.au)