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.
Please note: corrections have been made to the VCE Adjusted Study Design for 2020 to fix inconsistencies and errors in the original adjusted version (published on 1 May 2020). The corrections made were:
- page 25 – correction to the mark allocations to each Outcome in the Unit 4 assessment table
Teachers need to ensure they access and download the updated version provided above.
Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Religion and Society.
VCE Religion and Society School-based Assessment report.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Religion and Society examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
Developing school-based assessment
Information on developing School-assessed Coursework. A PowerPoint presentation which may be used as professional learning for staff.
Frequently asked questions
A list of frequently asked questioned raised during implementation briefings conducted in 2016.
A list of suitable resources for VCE Religion and Society 2017-2022.
A summary of the VCE Religion and Society Study Design for 2017-2022.
Study Review Plan
The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Religion and Society, being conducted in 2020/21. The Study Review Plan is currently being updated to reflect the new timelines due to the 12-month extension to the accreditation periods for all currently accredited VCE study designs. The updated Study Review Plan will be published soon. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).
Consultation on the proposed VCE Religion and Society Study Design will be conducted in 2020/21. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2020/21. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the
Study Design - Accreditation period 2017–2022
The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2022. Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage.
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