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Japanese Second Language

Examination specifications and sample materials

Oral examination

Adjusted oral examination specifications for 2020 (pdf - 127.07kb) (June 2020)

Oral examination assessment criteria and descriptors (pdf - 138.65kb) (May 2020)

Watch Oral examination procedure and advice (May 2020)

Written examination

Adjusted written examination specifications for 2020 (pdf - 145.54kb) (June 2020)

Written examination assessment criteria and expected qualities for Section 2 – Part B and Section 3 (pdf - 150.73kb)
(Version 2, July 2020)

Sample written examination (pdf - 1.02mb) (May 2020)

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

Past examinations and examination reports

Examinations relating to the current study design

A new VCE Japanese Second Language study design is being implemented in 2020.

Examinations relating to previous study design

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
2019 Exam 
Audio zip file
Oral exam  
Written exam
2018 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam
Written exam
2017 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam   
Written exam
2016 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam
Written exam
2015 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam
Written exam
2014 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam
Written exam
2013 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam
Written exam
2012 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam
Written exam (amended 8 August 2013)
2011 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam
Written exam
2010 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam
Written exam
2009 Exam
Audio zip file
Oral exam
Written exam
2008 Exam
Audio zip file
Exam
2007 Exam
Audio zip file
Exam
2006 Exam
Audio zip file
Exam
2005 Exam
Audio zip file
Exam
2004 Exam
Audio zip file
Exam
2003 Exam
Audio zip file
Exam
2002 Exam Exam

 

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.