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What is the Northern Hemisphere Timetable (NHT)?

The conventional VCE program adheres to the Victorian academic timetable, commencing in January and concluding in October/November. In contrast, a Northern Hemisphere Timetable (NHT) course aligns with the academic timetable of the Northern Hemisphere, commencing in May and concluding in July of the following year.

For example, a VCE subject studied on a Northern Hemisphere Timetable will commence six months earlier than the traditional school timetable, allowing it to be completed midway through the subsequent year. A Year 11 student has the option to undertake a VCE Unit 3&4 in the middle of that year and finish the subject during the midway point of their Year 12 program.

Northern Hemisphere Timetable (NHT)

At a glance

Manage VCE workload

Distribute your final exams throughout the year instead of having to complete all of them at the end of Year 12.

Introduce flexibility

Start your subjects at different times, providing you with the option to join a course later or take breaks when necessary.

Smooth transition

A smoother transition between academic years, creating a more gradual progression in your learning journey.

Online assessments

Mid-year assessments will be online and final exams will be taken at an examination centre.

What are the requirements for an NHT VCE enrolment?

  • Be currently enrolled in a VCE program at a home school.
  • Meet any prerequisites associated with the chosen VCE subject.
  • Provide school liaison details upon enrolment to ensure administrative requirements are met.
  • Maintain a commitment to attending classes, completing assignments, and participating actively in the chosen subject.
  • Final exams will still be taken at an examination centre.
  • Students must be enrolled in a VCE program at another school to be eligible for this pathway and can undertake a maximum of two courses at a time through Haileybury Pangea.
  • The General Achievement Test and VCE Unit 3&4 examinations are undertaken at the student’s home school.
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Northern Hemisphere Timetable at Haileybury Pangea

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do students complete VCE SACS/Exams?
How does a subject run?
Are lessons recorded so students can go back and revisit them later?
What happens if a student misses a class?
How many students are in an online classroom?
I have a question that isn't answered here. How can I find out more information?

How do students complete VCE SACS/Exams?

At the time of exams and SACS, students will be notified which location they can attend to complete them.

How does a subject run?

Haileybury Pangea offers 2-3 periods of live lessons per subject per week. This is complemented by self-paced work. Students will be able to access their teacher for support outside of lesson time.

Are lessons recorded so students can go back and revisit them later?

All classes are live and compulsory to attend. If you are absent, your parent/guardian must notify the School. Key instruction will be available as part of the self-paced learning to be completed in your own time.

What happens if a student misses a class?

All classes are compulsory to attend. If you are absent, your parent/guardian must notify the School. Key instruction will be available as part of the self-paced learning to be completed in your own time.

How many students are in an online classroom?

Haileybury Pangea offers small class sizes allowing students to benefit from individual attention and brilliant teaching.

I have a question that isn't answered here. How can I find out more information?

You can visit our general FAQ's page or contact us by using the enquiry form. You can also call us on (03) 9904 6115.


Why study an NHT subject at Haileybury Pangea?

Watch the video below to hear Haileybury Pangea's Head of House (Years 5-12), Natasha Eshuis, talk about the benefits of studying a VCE subject following the Northern Hemisphere Timetable at Haileybury Pangea.

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