Notice to Schools 110/2020 – 12 August 2020
VCE English and English as an Additional Language Text List for 2020 and 2021
Principals/Directors, VCE coordinators and teachers of VCE English and English as an Additional Language
The 7 Stages of Grieving has recently had its publication date updated on the VCE English and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Text List for study in 2020 and 2021. Originally, the text list cited the play as published in 1996; however, the 1996 edition is no longer in print or available for sale. The play was revised in 2002, and this is the edition currently in print and available for sale. The text list now indicates 2002 as the date of publication for the play.
Please note: the revision of the play in 2002 included a new scene (‘Walking across bridges’). This scene is not in the 1996 edition.
While there is a suggested edition for every text on the text list, these editions are not mandated; students and teachers are able to use any edition they have available to them. The Chief Assessors of English and EAL are aware there are two editions of the play and no student will be disadvantaged if they write on the 1996 edition of
The 7 Stages of Grieving.
Principals/Directors should ensure that VCE coordinators and teachers of VCE English and VCE EAL are aware of the change.
For any concerns or queries, contact Annelise Balsamo, Curriculum Manager – English on (03) 9032 1691.