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Examination specifications and sample materials

Adjusted examination specifications for 2020 (pdf - 124.38kb) (June 2020)

Sample questions (pdf - 555.75kb) (Version 3, March 2016)

Please note: The sample questions have not been amended to reflect the adjustments made to the study design in 2020.

Assessment criteria and expected qualities (pdf - 130.15kb) (June 2020)

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.