​​​​Music Style and Composition – Exams and Examination Reports


Music Style and Composition replaced Music Styles in 2011. 

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Exam Specifications and Advice

Externally assessed task

Written exam

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Past Exams and Examination Reports

Past exams are made available after any copyright issues are finalised. Exam Reports are prepared by the Chief Assessor and provide feedback on student performance in past examinations. Exam Reports for written exams contain some answers.

Current Study Design

The following exams relate to the current study design.

YearPast Exam PapersExamination Reports
2018 Exam (pdf - 319.35kb) Externally assessed task (EAT)  (pdf - 171.21kb)
Exam (pdf - 249.05kb)
2017 Exam (pdf - 324.89kb) Externally assessed task (EAT)  (pdf - 49.43kb)
Exam (pdf - 259.54kb)

Previous Study Designs

Students and teachers should note that, with the introduction of a new study design, the following examination papers are not necessarily a guide to the current VCE examination in this study.

YearPast Exam PapersExamination Reports
2016 Exam (pdf - 306.39kb)

Externally assessed task (EAT) (pdf - 49.57kb)
Exam (pdf - 110.11kb)

2015 Exam (pdf - 67.47kb)

Externally assessed task (EAT) (pdf - 61.56kb)
Exam (pdf - 182.63kb)

2014 Exam (pdf - 69.68kb)

Externally assessed task (EAT)
(pdf - 294.07kb)

Exam (pdf - 189.2kb)  

2013 Exam (pdf - 179.85kb) Exam (pdf - 187.46kb)
2012 Exam (pdf - 54.2kb) Exam (pdf - 172.25kb)
2011 Exam (pdf - 231.1kb) Exam (pdf - 168.84kb)
2010 Exam (pdf - 76.25kb)
Audio zip file (zip - 6.49mb)
Exam (pdf - 57.83kb)
2009 Exam (pdf - 233.08kb) Exam (pdf - 59.23kb)
2008 Exam (pdf - 68.96kb)
Audio zip file (zip - 2.15mb)
Exam (pdf - 58.33kb)
2007 Exam (pdf - 201.33kb)
Audio zip file (zip - 1.21mb)
Exam (pdf - 99.31kb)
2006 Exam (pdf - 54.75kb) Exam (pdf - 130.96kb)
2005 Exam (pdf - 181.06kb) Exam (pdf - 109.44kb)
2004 Exam (pdf - 325.93kb) Exam (pdf - 64.09kb)

Each year since 1997 schools have been sent a CD ROM containing that year’s VCE exams and GAT. Please ask the librarian or the VCE Coordinator at your school about access to past exam papers on this CD ROM. Exams prior to 1997 are not available.

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Other Information for VCE Music Style and Composition

Curriculum materials relating to VCE Music Style and Composition.

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