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Examination specifications and sample materials

Adjusted examination specifications for 2020 (June 2020)

Sample written examination (pdf - 572.25kb) (March 2017)

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

 Assessment criteria and expected qualities (pdf - 152.39kb) (March 2017)

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.


2019 VCE Literature examination (pdf - 966.2kb)

2019 VCE Literature examination report (pdf - 255.95kb)


2018 VCE Literature examination (pdf - 839.21kb)

2018 VCE Literature examination report (pdf - 312.43kb)


2017 VCE Literature examination (pdf - 889.08kb)

​2017 VCE Literature examination report (pdf - 192.81kb)

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
2016​Exam (pdf - 967.59kb)Exam (pdf - 142.8kb)
2015​Exam (pdf - 409.58kb) ​Exam (pdf - 263.91kb)
2014​Exam (pdf - 390.52kb) Exam (pdf - 276.61kb)
2013Exam (pdf - 156.34kb) (amended 16 January 2016)Exam (pdf - 261.92kb)
2012 Exam (pdf - 143.4kb) Exam (pdf - 272.96kb) (amended 28 February 2013)
2011 Exam (pdf - 712.51kb) Exam (pdf - 249.24kb)
2010 Exam (pdf - 764.44kb) Exam (pdf - 63.34kb)
2009 Exam (pdf - 261.98kb) Exam (pdf - 48.17kb)
2008 Exam (pdf - 247.27kb) Exam (pdf - 50.45kb)
2007 Exam (pdf - 393.85kb) Exam (pdf - 52.05kb)
2006 Exam (pdf - 176.67kb) Exam (pdf - 59.57kb)
2005 Exam (pdf - 315.49kb) Exam (pdf - 77.34kb)
2004 Exam (pdf - 750.71kb) Exam (pdf - 55.25kb)
2003 Exam (pdf - 1.82mb) Exam (pdf - 138.34kb)
2002 Exam (pdf - 199.04kb) Exam (pdf - 27.96kb)
2001 Exam (pdf - 178.09kb) Exam (pdf - 16.77kb)


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.