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Notice 78 2020

Notice to Schools 78/2020 – 18 June 2020

Publication of the 2020 VCE examination timetable

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and VASS Administrators

The 2020 VCE examination timetable has been endorsed by the VCAA Board and is now available online.

The 2020 timetable has been developed using 2020 VCE and scored VCE VET Unit 3–4 enrolments and addresses the following key priorities:

  • Minimise the number of students required to sit more than two examination on any one day.
  • Minimise the number of clashes where students have two examinations in the same session.
  • Avoid scheduling another examination on the same day as English and English as an Additional Language (EAL).
  • Best accommodate the marking and processing requirements of each of the VCE written examinations, providing the VCAA with sufficient time to ensure students receive their final VCE results in 2020.

The examination dates and times for the 2020 VCE written examinations will now display in VASS, however Student and Assessment Timetables for the 2020 VCE written examination period are not yet finalised. This information will be available on VASS in the week beginning Monday 5 October 2020.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure students are made aware that the 2020 VCE examination timetable is now available on the VCAA website.

Critical dates

Wednesday 12 August 2020 – Extended Investigation Critical Thinking Test, 10–11.10am

Wednesday 9 September 2020 – General Achievement Test (GAT), 10am–1.15pm

Monday 12 October to Sunday 8 November 2020 – Performance and Languages oral examinations and Extended Investigation oral presentations

Tuesday 20 October 2020 – Languages (CCAFL) written examinations

Wednesday 21 October 2020 – Auslan examination

Tuesday 10 November to Tuesday 1 December 2020 – VCE written examinations

Additional information

The 2020 VCE examination timetable will be included in the VCE Exams Navigator 2020, which will be distributed to schools in Term 3.

The VCAA rules and materials and equipment approved for use in the GAT and VCE written examinations are outlined on the VCAA website and will also be included in the VCE Exams Navigator 2020.

The 2020 GAT instructions, answer book and multiple-choice answer page are also available on the How to complete the GAT webpage.

Schools are reminded that all students enrolled in one or more VCE or scored VCE VET Unit 3–4 sequence, including VCAL students, are expected to sit the GAT.