Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2016-2021; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2021
The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended and expires 31 December 2021.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended and expires 31 December 2021.
VCE Biology School-based assessment report (docx - 706.11kb)
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Biology examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
Frequently asked questions
Managing VCE Biology student investigations and scientific posters
Faculty discussion resource.
Planning for School-assessed Coursework for Biology
Supporting presentation from webinar delivered in Term 3, 2019.
Unit 3 Biology School-based assessment
Supporting presentation from webinar delivered in Term 1, 2020 .
Planning for assessment in VCE Biology
Supporting presentation from webinar delivered in Term 1, 2021.
A summary of the VCE Biology Study Design for Units 1 and 2: 2016-2021; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2021.
Video recording of implementation briefing conducted in Term 2 2015
Wolfram Resource Packages
These resource packages use Wolfram
Mathematica®. The Department of Education and Training (DET) has obtained Wolfram
Mathematica® software licenses for all staff and students at Government, Catholic and Independent schools in Victoria.
Modelling Contagious Diseases – this resource package investigates the spread of disease, the effectiveness of vaccines and herd immunity. Specifically designed for VCE Biology Unit 3, Outcome 2 it can also be adapted for Level 9-10 Science.
Modelling Contagious Diseases teacher overview and download instructions (docx - 345.2kb)
Modelling Contagious Diseases using Wolfram resource package (nb - 1.88mb)
Study design for implementation in 2022
Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2022. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2022. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.
For accreditation period 2022-2026
In 2021, schools must ensure they use the
VCE Biology Study Design Units 1–2: 2016–2021 and Units 3–4: 2017–2021.
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