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Algorithmics (HESS)

Accreditation period 2017-2021

The accreditation period for VCE Algorithmics (HESS) has been extended until 31 December 2021.

VCE Algorithmics (HESS) contains Units 3 and 4 only.

VCE Algorithmics (HESS) Review Panel 2020

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified people to participate in the curriculum review process for VCE Algorithmics (HESS).

Review panels are made up of a diverse range of stakeholders. Regional members have the potential to participate via teleconference. 

For further information and to apply, see Notice to Schools 141/2019.

Study design

VCE Algorithmics (HESS) Study Design (pdf - 879.73kb) 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Algorithmics (HESS) Units 1-4: 2017-2021.

VCE Algorithmics (HESS) Study Design amendment (August 2017)

2019 Alternative methods of computation
Details of the two alternative methods of computation for Unit 4, Area of Study 3.

2020 Alternative methods of computation
Details of the two alternative methods of computation for Unit 4, Area of Study 3.

2019 Programming language requirements
Details of suitable programming language requirements for Unit 3.

2020 Programming language requirements
Details of suitable programming language requirements for Unit 3.

School-based assessment

View VCE Algorithmics (HESS) School-based Assessment report

View 2019 administrative information for School-based Assessment - Algorithmics (HESS) (January 2019)
Contains SAT assessment and authentication information, including forms and assessment sheet.

View 2019 general advice on the School-based Assessment Audit
​Contains information on the School-based Assessment Audit​.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Algorithmics (HESS) examination specifications, past examinations and reports.