In the Victorian Essential Learning Standards Level 6 is broadly associated with Years 9 and 10 of
schooling. By the time students reach Year 9 they are well into adolescence and beginning to see
their future as adults, looking towards their future roles in life. They have a growing interest in the
pathways they intend to pursue, so they are increasingly aware of the world outside the school.
For some this means preparation for work or work-specific training and for others it means
preparation for post-compulsory schooling on the way to a career.
The key characteristics of students at this level include:
- developing deep thinking framework that follows a process from conception to application
- developing skills for increasingly sophisticated and specialised learning in order to effectively
participate in their communities and workplace
- participating in projects where they may initiate and apply skills.