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  • VCE Handbook 2021

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    Table of Contents Key Personnel ...........................................................................................................................................................4

    Academic Board.................................................................................................................................................................. 4

    Heads of Faculty/Department ........................................................................................................................................... 4

    Heads of Year Level ........................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Important Dates .........................................................................................................................................................5

    Glossary of Terms .....................................................................................................................................................6

    The Victorian Certificate of Education Structure and Regulations ............................................................................7

    Administration of the VCE ................................................................................................................................................. 7

    Policy Making ...................................................................................................................................................................... 7

    Successful Completion of the VCE .................................................................................................................................. 8

    Assessment ......................................................................................................................................................................... 8

    School Assessed Coursework (SAC) *Units 3 & 4 only ............................................................................................... 9

    School Assessed Task (SAT) *Units 3 & 4 only ............................................................................................................ 9

    Examinations ....................................................................................................................................................................... 9

    Performance & Oral Examinations ................................................................................................................................... 9

    General Achievement Test (GAT) .................................................................................................................................. 10

    Satisfactory Completion of a VCE Unit.......................................................................................................................... 10

    Extensions ......................................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Resubmission of work ...................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Lost or Damaged Work .................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Special Provision .............................................................................................................................................................. 12

    Special Examination Arrangements ............................................................................................................................... 12

    Derived Examination Score (DES) ................................................................................................................................. 12

    Consideration of Disadvantage (Units 1 and 2 only) ................................................................................................... 13

    Record Keeping ................................................................................................................................................................ 14

    Authentication ................................................................................................................................................................... 14

    Attendance Policy ............................................................................................................................................................. 15

    Unauthorised Absences .................................................................................................................................................. 16

    Reporting and Interviews ................................................................................................................................................. 16

    Study Scores ..................................................................................................................................................................... 16

    Distance Education .......................................................................................................................................................... 17

    Selecting VCE Units ......................................................................................................................................................... 17

    Changes and withdrawal from VCE studies ................................................................................................................. 18

    VCE Study Options .......................................................................................................................................................... 19

    Study Descriptions ...................................................................................................................................................20

    Accounting Units 1-4 ........................................................................................................................................................ 20

    Biology Units 1-4 ............................................................................................................................................................... 21

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    Business Management Units 1-4 ................................................................................................................................... 22

    Chemistry Units 1-4 .......................................................................................................................................................... 23

    Computing Units 1-2 ........................................................................................................................................................ 24

    Drama Units 1-4 ................................................................................................................................................................ 25

    Economics Units 1-2 ........................................................................................................................................................ 27

    English/EAL Units 1-4 ...................................................................................................................................................... 28

    English Language Units 1-2 ............................................................................................................................................ 29

    Environmental Science 1-4 ............................................................................................................................................. 30

    Food Studies Units 1-4 .................................................................................................................................................... 31

    Geography Units 1-4 ........................................................................................................................................................ 32

    Global Politics Units 3-4 .................................................................................................................................................. 33

    Health and Human Development Units 1-4 .................................................................................................................. 34

    History Units 1-4 ............................................................................................................................................................... 35

    Languages: Japanese (Second Language) Units 1-4 ................................................................................................ 37

    Legal Studies Units 1-4 .................................................................................................................................................... 38

    Literature Units 1-4 ........................................................................................................................................................... 39

    Mathematics ...................................................................................................................................................................... 4

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