MELBOURNE | The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) last week granted authorisation to the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) to teach Classical Greek (Ancient Greek) Units 1-4 at VCE level, starting in 2014.
The Greek Community of Melbourne will be offering Ancient Greek to VCE students, as well as to students from Year 7-10. Those students wishing to complete Ancient Greek at VCE level are required to have studied the subject for two years prior to beginning Ancient Greek studies at VCE level. We wish to remind interested people that the subject of Ancient Greek is scaled up; for example in 2013 this meant an additional 16 marks for those students who received a score of 30.
“Education is one of the foremost priorities of the Greek Community and for many years our organisation has invested in providing support for the promotion of our language and culture”, said Mr Theo Markos, Education Coordinator of the GOCMV.
“The fact that our application to teach Ancient Greek at VCE level was approved by the relevant authorities is not only significant for our language schools but also for the Greek community at large. We are the only Greek Language School in Victoria to receive such accreditation and as of next year our first Ancient Greek Students will undertake the subject at VCE after two years of studying the subject”.
Parents who wish to enrol their children in Classical Greek are advised to call the Community’s offices on: 9662 2722 or email [email protected]