Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
Teachers should note that they should only access the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. Deletions are in red coloured text and strike through while changes are in blue coloured text and highlighted. It is imperative that the revised 2020 Adjusted Study Design is used for the remainder of 2020.
Examinations will be based on the key knowledge and skills contained in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. The 2020 Adjusted Study Design includes adjustments to the key knowledge and skills and the scope of the assessment. Teachers can be assured that students will only be externally assessed on the content in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design.
Please note: corrections have been made to the VCE Adjusted Study Design for 2020 to fix inconsistencies and errors in the original adjusted version (published on 1 May 2020). The corrections made were:
- page 42 – correction to the first paragraph to include the development model
Teachers need to ensure they access and download the updated version provided above.
Applied Computing: Software Development: Programming requirements
Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design (updated 7 July 2020)
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Applied Computing: Software Development.
The VCE Applied Computing Study Design comprises:
Units 1 and 2: Applied Computing
Units 3 and 4: Data Analytics
Units 3 and 4: Software Development
VCE Applied Computing: Software Development: Administrative information for School-based Assessment in 2020 (updated 7 July 2020)
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Applied Computing: Software Development examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
Adobe Connect videos
Contains links to Adobe Connect video recordings and transcripts.
2020 VCE Applied Computing: Software Development School-assessed Coursework professional learning presentation
2020 VCE Applied Computing: Software Development School-assessed Task professional learning presentation
2020 VCE Applied Computing: Software Development Unit 3 Outcome 1 assessment task development template
Study Design - Accreditation period 2020-2024
The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2024.
Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage.
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