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Notice 109 2019

Notice to School 109/2019 – 11 September

VCE Literature Text list 2020: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and VCE Literature teachers

Picnic at Hanging Rock has been set for study in VCE Literature from 2020. The VCE Literature Text List 2020 nominates the 2008 Penguin edition for this text. Please note that Penguin no longer has the rights to this novel and it is now published by Text Publishing. The text is unchanged from the Penguin edition. As indicated in the VCE Literature Text List, the VCAA does not mandate a particular edition of a text for study – any complete edition can be set by schools for study. However, the passages set for close study (Part B) in the 2020 Literature examination will be taken from the 2019 Text Publishing edition. The VCE Literature Text List 2020 will be updated to reflect this change.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure that VCE Literature teachers and individuals responsible for ordering texts in schools are aware of the change of publishers for Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Critical dates


Additional information

For further information, contact Annelise Balsamo, Curriculum Manager, English: (03) 9032 1691.