Accreditation period Units 1 and 2 2016-2020
Units 1 and 2 accreditation expires 31 December 2020.
Accreditation period Units 3 and 4 2017-2021
Units 3 and 4 accreditation expires 31 December 2021.
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.
A summary of the VCE Biology Study Design for Units 1 and 2: 2016-2020; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2021.
Managing VCE Biology student investigations and scientific posters
Faculty discussion resource.
Frequently asked questions
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)
The VCAA is seeking feedback on the consultation draft of the proposed VCE Biology Study Design from students, teachers and other key stakeholders. The consultation questionnaire can be completed until 6 September 2019.
This is an online questionnaire, conducted on behalf of the VCAA by a third party. Before commencing, read the important information within the
consultation questionnaire regarding the Collection Notice and Privacy Statement. By submitting your responses, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and consent to, the terms of the Collection Notice and Privacy Statement.