VCE Philosophy
Assessment and Examination Supplement for VCE Units 3&4
Second Edition

Lenny Robinson-McCarthy and Anna Symes

$25 inc GST
52 pages, 275x195mm, softcover

ISBN 9781921333-750

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The Book
VCE Philosophy: Assessment and Examination Supplement is an essential resource for both teachers and students, and offers crucial advice about preparing for assessments and examinations in VCE Philosophy. This text, which has been updated to reflect the changes made in 2015 to the set text list, includes:

  • How to handle different styles of responses in VCE Philosophy: short answers, extended responses, essay responses, dialogues, presentations and reflections;
  • How to prepare for assessment tasks and the year 12 VCE Philosophy exam;
  • Sample assessment tasks for Units 3 and 4;
  • A guide to the new exam format;
  • Practice exams and exam questions;
  • Annotated student responses;
  • Essential exam strategies – including how to manage time and satisfy mark allocations;
  • General advice for success in VCE Philosophy.

Geared primarily to VCE Philosophy Units 3 and 4, this text also offers advice relevant to success in Units 1 and 2 assessment tasks.

The Authors
Anna Symes (B.A., B.Mus., Dip.Ed, Grad.Cert.Gifted Ed.) has more than 20 years’ teaching experience in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Over a decade of teaching at St Leonard’s College, Melbourne, she established the school’s Philosophy program and presented inservice sessions to teachers of the subject around Victoria. Anna has been a consultant to the VCAA in the development of VCE Philosophy Curriculum since 2006 and has worked on state and international examination panels since 2001. She is currently tutoring on Educational Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Lenny Robinson-McCarthy (BA [hons], Dip. Ed, PhD) has taught VCE Philosophy at Preshil in Melbourne since 2001. She has also worked for the VCAA in areas relating to VCE Philosophy curriculum development and assessment and as a private tutor for students of VCE and IB Philosophy. In 2008 Lenny qualified as a Philosophy for Children educator and, under the auspices of VAPS, has designed and run workshops in Community of Inquiry for both primary and secondary school teachers. Lenny is also a published author of academic and creative works.