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.
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.
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.
Planning for School-assessed Coursework for Biology
Supporting presentation from webinar delivered in Term 3, 2019.
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)
Consultation is now closed.
The VCE Biology review panel will consider all responses to the consultation draft before a final draft of the study design is prepared.
The final draft of the study design will be considered by the Board of the VCAA in December 2019. Updates on the progress of the review are published in the
VCAA Bulletin regularly.