The VCE on a Northern Hemisphere Timetable (NHT) operates from July to June. Only authorised providers may offer VCE Physics on the Northern Hemisphere Timetable.
Study Design - Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2016-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2023
The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended and expires for the NHT on 30 June 2023.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended and expires for the NHT on 30 June 2024.
This study design is to be used for the 2022–2023 NHT.
VCE Physics School-based Assessment report.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
NHT examination specifications, past examinations and reports
Advice for teachers
Glossary of command terms
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
This glossary provides a list of terms commonly used across the Victorian Curriculum F–10, VCE study designs and VCE examinations and to help students better understand the requirements of command terms in the context of their discipline.
A summary of the VCE Physics Study Design for (Units 1 and 2 2016-2022, Units 3 and 4 2017-2022).
Managing VCE Physics student investigations and scientific posters
Faculty discussion resource.
Video recording of implementation briefing conducted in Term 2, 2015
2020 Physics Unit 3 School-assessed Coursework presentation
Study design for implementation in NHT 2023-2024
Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use on the NHT from July 2023 for Units 1 and 2. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2023. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.
For accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2023-2027 (NHT July 2023 to June 2028)
; Units 3 and 4: 2024-2027 (NHT July 2024 to June 2028)
In NHT 2022-2023, schools must ensure they use the
VCE Physics Study Design Units 1 and 2: 2016-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2023.
Curriculum Manager - Science
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Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.