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Examination specifications and sample materials

Examination specifications (pdf - 43.49kb) (Version 3, February 2021)

Sample written examination (pdf - 379.15kb) (March 2018) 

Past examinations and examination reports

Examinations relating to the current study design

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


2020 VCE Sociology examination (pdf - 523.2kb)

2020 VCE Sociology examination report (docx - 89.81kb)


2019 VCE Sociology examination (pdf - 401.09kb)

2019 VCE Sociology examination report (pdf - 191.51kb)


2018 VCE Sociology examination (pdf - 505.71kb)

2018 VCE Sociology examination report (pdf - 417.85kb)

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
2017 Exam (pdf - 1.58mb) Exam (pdf - 103.74kb)
2016 Exam (pdf - 378.22kb) Exam (pdf - 98.47kb)
2015 Exam (pdf - 65.73kb) Exam (pdf - 111.26kb)
2014 Exam (pdf - 116.95kb) Exam (pdf - 245.21kb)
2013 Exam (pdf - 233.11kb) Exam (pdf - 263.35kb)
2012 Exam (pdf - 117.74kb) Exam (pdf - 331.95kb)
2011 Exam (pdf - 234.99kb) Exam (pdf - 193.57kb)
2010 Exam (pdf - 384.08kb) Exam (pdf - 55.44kb)
2009 Exam (pdf - 215.4kb) Exam (pdf - 66.52kb)
2008 Exam (pdf - 204.46kb) Exam (pdf - 62.59kb)
2007 Exam (pdf - 155.71kb) Exam (pdf - 95.29kb)
2006 Exam (pdf - 196.81kb) Exam (pdf - 118.22kb)


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.