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Examination specifications and sample materials

Examination specifications (Version 3, February 2021)

Sample written examination (March 2017)

Assessment criteria and expected qualities (Version 2, January 2021)

Past examinations and examination reports

Examinations relating to the current study design

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


2021 VCE Literature examination

2021 VCE Literature external assessment report (updated 8 March 2022)

2021 VCE Literature external assessment report (updated 8 March 2022)


2020 VCE Literature examination

2020 VCE Literature examination report

2020 VCE Literature examination report


2019 VCE Literature examination

2019 VCE Literature examination report


2018 VCE Literature examination

2018 VCE Literature examination report


2017 VCE Literature examination

​2017 VCE Literature 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
2015​Exam ​Exam
2014​Exam Exam
2013Exam (amended 16 January 2016)Exam
2012 Exam Exam (amended 28 February 2013)
2011 Exam Exam
2010 Exam Exam
2009 Exam Exam
2008 Exam Exam
2007 Exam Exam
2006 Exam Exam
2005 Exam Exam
2004 Exam Exam
2003 Exam Exam
2002 Exam Exam
2001 Exam Exam


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