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Examination specifications and sample materials

Examination specifications and sample questions (pdf - 606.49kb) (Version 3, March 2016)

Assessment criteria and expected qualities (pdf - 202.38kb) (Version 3, March 2016)

Past examinations and examination reports

Examinations relating to the current study design

The following examinations relate to the current VCE English Language study design and other curriculum materials.


2019 VCE English Language examination (pdf - 686.48kb)

2019 VCE English Language examination report (pdf - 221.86kb)


2018 VCE English Language examination (pdf - 492.57kb)

2018 VCE English Language examination report (pdf - 276.45kb)


2017 VCE English Language examination (pdf - 571.48kb)

2017 VCE English Language examination report (pdf - 90.03kb)

YearPast examination papersExamination reports
2016 Exam (pdf - 630.25kb) ​Exam (pdf - 115.16kb)

Examinations relating to 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 examination papersExamination reports
2015 Exam (pdf - 73.45kb)Exam (pdf - 307.66kb)
2014 Exam (pdf - 221.93kb) ​Exam (pdf - 325.63kb)
2013​Exam (pdf - 252.05kb)Exam (pdf - 322.04kb)
2012 Exam (pdf - 69.91kb) Exam (pdf - 326.34kb)
2011 Exam (pdf - 342kb) Exam (pdf - 229.04kb)
2010 Exam (pdf - 117.8kb) Exam (pdf - 70.58kb)
2009 Exam (pdf - 60.21kb) Exam (pdf - 68.95kb)
2008 Exam (pdf - 98.19kb) Exam (pdf - 108.48kb)
2007 Exam (pdf - 183.5kb) Exam (pdf - 118.11kb)
2006 Exam (pdf - 80.33kb) Exam (pdf - 162.94kb)
2005 Exam (pdf - 189.49kb) Exam (pdf - 169.74kb)
2004 Exam (pdf - 421.34kb) Exam (pdf - 81.18kb)
2003 Exam (pdf - 342.62kb) Exam (pdf - 81.6kb)
2002 Exam (pdf - 187.67kb) Exam (pdf - 60.52kb)
2001 Exam (pdf - 36.13kb) Exam (pdf - 53.69kb)


Past examinations are made available after any copyright issues are finalised. The Chief Assessor prepares examination reports summarising student performance in past examinations. Examination reports for written examinations contain some answers.