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Advice for teachers -
Environmental Science


The VCE Environmental Science Advice for teachers  provides curriculum and assessment advice for Units 1 to 4. It contains advice for developing a course with examples of teaching and learning activities and resources for each unit.

Assessment information is provided for school-based assessment in Units 3 and 4 and advice for teachers on how to construct assessment tasks with suggested performance descriptors and rubrics.

The course developed and delivered to students must be in accordance with the VCE Environmental Science Study Design Units 1 and 2: 2016–2021; Units 3 and 4: 2017–2021.


Advice on matters related to the administration of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) assessment is published annually in the VCE and VCAL Administrativ​e Handbook. Updates to matters related to the administration of VCE assessment are published in the VCA​A Bulletin.

Teachers must refer to these publications for current advice.

VCE Environmental Science study design examination specifications, past examination papers and corresponding examination reports.

Graded Distributions for Graded Assessment.