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Examination specifications and sample materials

Examination specifications (Version 3, February 2021)

Sample written examination (April 2019)

Past examinations and examination reports

Examinations relating to the current study design

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


2021 VCE Philosophy examination

2021 VCE Philosophy external assessment report
2021 VCE Philosophy external assessment report


2020 VCE Philosophy examination

2020 VCE Philosophy examination report
2020 VCE Philosophy examination report


2019 VCE Philosophy examination

2019 VCE Philosophy 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
2018 Exam Exam
2017 Exam Exam
2016 Exam Exam
2015 Exam Exam
2014 Exam Exam
2013 Exam Exam
2012 Exam Exam
2011 Exam Exam
2010 Exam Exam
2009 Exam Exam (amended 29 April 2014)
2008 Exam Exam
2007 Exam Exam
2006 Exam Exam
2005 Exam Exam
2004 Exam Exam
2003 Exam Exam
2002 Exam Exam


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