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2015 VCE Examination Timetable

 

VCAA rules for the conduct of VCE external assessments

All students must read the VCAA rules for VCE examinations and the GAT. It is also their responsibility to be familiar with materials and equipment authorised for use in the GAT and VCE written examinations.

 

2015 VCE Examination Timetable

  • Students should check the starting time of each examination and arrive at least 30 minutes earlier, and be familiar with rules about late admission to examinations.
  • The start time for the afternoon session on Thursday 29 October, Friday 30 October, Tuesday 10 November and Wednesday 11 November - when only two sessions are scheduled - is 2.00 pm.
  • The start time for the afternoon session on all other days when three sessions are scheduled is 3.00 pm.
  • The reading period is included in the times shown in the timetable. Each examination commences with a 15-minute reading period unless otherwise specified.
  • All written responses must be in English, unless otherwise instructed in the question book for that particular examination.
  • If students are presenting for performance examinations, Languages examinations oral component or the Extended Investigation oral presentation they will be issued with individual examination advice slips. Photo identification and examination advice slips must be presented for entry to their assessment. In some cases, students in regional and rural areas may be required to attend venues in Melbourne.
  • The following examinations have an audio component: Music Style and Composition, Music Performance, VET Music Technical Production and all Languages except Indigenous Languages of Victoria, Classical Greek, Classical Hebrew and Latin.

 

Wednesday
10 June

10.00 am – 1.15 pm

General Achievement Test (GAT)

GAT Brochure (pdf - 287.51kb)

 

Wednesday
5 August

10.00 am – 11.10 am

Extended Investigation: Critical Thinking Test (computer-based)

 

Monday
5 October
to
Tuesday
27 October

Languages examinations oral component
(except Classical Greek, Classical Hebrew, Indigenous Languages of Victoria and Latin)​

Performance examinations:

  • Dance
  • VET Dance
  • Drama: Solo
  • Theatre Studies: Stagecraft Examination

Schools will notify students of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 3 August.

Monday
5 October
to
Sunday
1 November

Performance examinations:

  • Music Investigation
  • Music Performance
  • VET Music

Schools will notify students of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 3 August.

Monday
12 October
to
Friday
16 October

Extended Investigation Externally-assessed Task oral presentation

Schools will notify students of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 3 August.

 

Monday
19 October

1.55 pm – 5.00 pm

Classical Hebrew

This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

 

Tuesday
20 October

2.00 pm – 4.40 pm

Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Khmer, Macedonian, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish

Each examination commences with a 10-minute reading period.

2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Arabic, Korean First Language, Korean Second Language

Each examination commences with a 15-minute reading period.

 

Wednesday
21 October

8.00 am – 6.00 pm

Auslan

Students are scheduled in one of the three two-hour sessions. Each session is preceded by 10 minutes of reading/viewing time.

 

Friday
23 October

1.55 pm – 5.00 pm

Classical Greek

This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

 

Wednesday
28 October

9.00 am – 12.15 pm

English

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Thursday
29 October

9.00 am – 11.45 am

Psychology

2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Economics

Friday
30 October

9.00 am – 11.45 am

Biology

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Further Mathematics
Examination 1

Monday
2 November

9.00 am – 10.45 am

Further Mathematics
Examination 2

11.45 am – 2.00 pm

Algorithmics (HESS)

Indigenous Languages
of Victoria

Japanese
First Language

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Business Management

Tuesday
3 November

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Wednesday
4 November

9.00 am – 10.15 am

Mathematical Methods
(CAS) Examination 1

11.45 am – 1.30 pm

Product Design and Technology

Theatre Studies

VET Equine Studies

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Health and Human
Development

Latin

Thursday
5 November

9.00 am – 10.45 am

VET Community Services

Drama

VET Hospitality (Kitchen
Operations)

VET Information and
Communications
Technology

11.45 am – 2.00 pm

Australian Politics

Music Style and
Composition

Physical Education

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Mathematical Methods
(CAS) Examination 2

 

Friday
6 November

9.00 am – 10.15 am

Specialist Mathematics
Examination 1

11.45 am – 2.00 pm

Environmental Science

Literature

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Accounting

VET Interactive Digital Media
(computer-based)

Sociology

Monday
9 November

9.00 am – 10.45 am

Agricultural and Horticultural Studies

Art

VET Business

VET Furnishing

VET Integrated Technologies

11.45 am – 2.00 pm

History: Revolutions

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Classical Studies

Outdoor and
Environmental Studies

Specialist Mathematics
Examination 2

Tuesday
10 November

9.00 am – 11.45 am

Chemistry

2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Legal Studies

Wednesday
11 November

9.00 am – 10.45 am

Visual Communication Design

2.00 pm – 4.45 pm

Physics

Thursday
12 November

9.00 am – 10.45 am

VET Hospitality

Studio Arts

11.45 am – 2.00 pm

Geography

History: Renaissance Italy

IT Applications

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

English Language

Texts and Traditions

Friday
13 November

9.00 am – 10.45 am

Food and Technology

11.45 am – 1.30 pm

Dance

Music Performance

VET Sport and Recreation

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

History: Australian

Industry and Enterprise

IT: Software Development

Philosophy

Monday
16 November

9.00 am – 10.45 am

Systems Engineering

11.45 am – 2.00 pm

Chinese
First Language

German

Greek

Japanese
Second Language

Religion and Society

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Media

Tuesday
17 November

9.00 am – 10.45 am

VET Music Technical
Production

11.45 am – 2.00 pm

Global Politics

Vietnamese

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

French

Spanish

Wednesday
18 November

9.00 am – 10.45 am

VET Engineering Studies

VET Laboratory Skills

11.45 am – 2.00 pm

Indonesian
First Language

Indonesian
Second Language

Italian

3.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Chinese
Second Language

Chinese
Second Language Advanced

 

2015 VCE Exams Navigator

VCE Exams Navigator 2015 (pdf - 748.12kb) contains student information and the VCE examination timetable for 2015. This booklet will be sent out in July to all Victorian schools for distribution to students currently enrolled in a VCE or scored VCE VET Unit 3-4 sequence.

The booklet contains important information for students regarding VCE examinations including:

  • approved materials and equipment for VCE examinations
  • VCAA examination rules and their observance for the conduct of VCE examinations
  • 2015 VCE examination timetable
  • Special Provision
  • advice for students presenting for Performance and Languages oral examinations and the Extended Investigation oral presentation
  • 2015 VCE Results and ATAR Service.

 

2016 VCE Examination Periods

Examination periods for 2016

 

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Last Update: 24 June 2015