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Algorithmics (HESS)

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 Algorithmics (HESS) Study Design (pdf - 318.63kb) 

Details on the adjustments to the areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Algorithmics (HESS) Units 3 and 4 for 2020 only.

VCE Algorithmics (HESS) Study Design amendment (August 2017)

2020 and 2021 Alternative methods of computation
Details of the two alternative methods of computation for Unit 4, Area of Study 3.

2020 and 2021 Programming language requirements
Details of suitable programming language requirements for Unit 3.

Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design (updated 7 July 2020)
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Algorithmics (HESS).

School-based assessment

VCE Algorithmics (HESS): Administrative information for School-based Assessment in 2020 (updated 7 July 2020)

VCE Algorithmics (HESS) School-based Assessment report

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE Algorithmics (HESS) examination specifications, past examinations and reports.


Study review

Study Review Plan (updated January 2020)

The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Algorithmics (HESS) which will be conducted in 2020.

Consultation register

Consultation on the proposed VCE Algorithmics (HESS) Study Design will be conducted in 2020. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2020. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the registration form.

Study design - Accreditation period 2017-2022

The accreditation period for VCE Algorithmics (HESS) has been extended and expires 31 December 2022.

VCE Algorithmics (HESS) contains Units 3 and 4 only.

Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage.

VCE Algorithmics (HESS) Study Design (pdf - 879.73kb)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Algorithmics (HESS) Units 3 and 4: 2017-2022.

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