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Philosophy

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.

Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
VCE Philosophy Study Design

Details on the adjustments to the areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Philosophy Units 1-4 for 2020 only.

Adjusted: Philosophy prescribed texts for use in 2020 only
Prescribed texts for VCE Philosophy for use in 2020 only. 

School-based Assessment

View VCE Philosophy School-based Assessment report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Philosophy examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Study Design - Accreditation period 2019–2024

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. 

VCE Philosophy Study Design 

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Philosophy Units 1-4: 2019-2024.

Philosophy prescribed texts for 2020
Prescribed texts for VCE Philosophy 2020. 

VCAA principles and procedures for prescribed VCE lists (June 2020)

Curriculum Manager

Monica Bini
Curriculum Manager - VCE Philosophy, VCE Extended Investigation
tel: + 61 3 9032 1693
email: Monica.Bini@education.vic.gov.au

Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.