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Examination specifications and sample materials

Examination specifications (Version 5, December 2021)

Sample written examination (Version 3, January 2020)

Assessment criteria and expected qualities (Version 4, December 2021)

Sample answer book (September 2020)

Past examinations and examination reports

Examinations relating to the current study design

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


2022 VCE English examination

2022 VCE English external assessment report


2021 VCE English examination

2021 VCE English external assessment report


2020 VCE English examination

2020 VCE English examination report


2019 VCE English examination

2019 VCE English examination report


2018 VCE English examination

2018 VCE English examination report


2017 VCE English examination

2017 VCE English examination report

Examinations relating to previous study designs

Students and teachers should note that, with the introduction of a new study design, the following past examinations are not necessarily a guide to the current VCE examination for this study.

YearPast examinationsExamination reports
2016​Exam ​Report
2015​ ​Exam ​Report
2014​ ​ExamReport
2012 Exam Report
2011 Exam Report
2010 Exam Report
2009 Exam Report
2008 Exam Report
2007 Exam Report
2006 Exam Report
2005 Exam Report
2004 Exam Report
2003 Exam Report
2002 Exam Report
2001 Exam Report


For examinations published prior to 2011, see the examination acknowledgements webpage.