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VCE Geography Study Design 2016 - 2020

The new VCE Geography Study Design, Advice to Teachers Handbook, Summary and Resources documents are now published on the VCAA website. The VCE Geography Advice for Teachers Handbook 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.

Also downloadable is a new Resources document with relevant web links and texts for the new 2016 course.

All four Units 1 to 4 Geography will be implemented in 2016.

The VCAA and GTAV partnered to provide free Implementation Workshops in March and April 2015 in metropolitan and regional venues. A webinar of one of the briefing sessions is available to ensure that all schools and teachers have access to this valuable professional learning.

The GTAV will also be providing extensive professional learning to support this exciting new course during the year including at our highly regarded Annual and November conferences.

We extend our sincere thanks to the VCAA's Monica Bini and all of the VCE Review Panel Members and writers for their work on this world class curriculum and in particular acknowledge the high degree of consultation with and support of Victorian geography teachers in its development.

Production is already underway for four VCE text books - one for each unit. The GTAV plans to have these available in time for Early Start VCE Programs in November 2015.

Barbara Petchenik
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