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Notice 13 2021

Notice to Schools 13/2021 – 10 February 2021

VCE English: Amendment to Section A criteria in the examination task book

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and Teachers of VCE English 

The VCE English examination includes assessment criteria on the final page of the examination task book (in 2020, page 14). The criteria for Section A on the examination paper has been amended in line with the English and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Study Design (2016–2022) and the Examination Specifications. The word ‘issues’ in Section A has been changed to ‘values’. This criterion for Section A now reads:

  • ‘knowledge and understanding of the text and the ideas and values it explores’.

This amendment will take effect for the 2021 VCE English examination.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure that VCE coordinators and VCE English teachers are aware of the amendment to the VCE English examination task book published criteria (Section A only).

Critical dates


Additional information

For more information, contact Annelise Balsamo, Curriculum Manager - English: (03) 9059 5141 or