Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2016-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2022
The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended to 31 December 2022.
The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended to 31 December 2022.
2020 and 2021 English/EAL text list (updated August 2020)
The approved English/EAL text list for study in 2020 and 2021.
2022 English/EAL text list
The approved English/EAL text list for study in 2022.
VCAA principles and procedures for prescribed VCE lists (June 2020)
English requirement for satisfactory completion of the VCE
VCE English School-based Assessment report.
VCE English as an Additional Language School-based Assessment report.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE English examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
VCE English as an Additional Language examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
A summary of the VCE English and English as an Additional Language Study Design for 2016-2022.
Frequently asked questions
A set of frequently asked questions for the revised VCE English and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Study Design (accreditation period 2016-2022).
Conversations about the revised study design (May 2016)
Set of filmed conversations between experienced VCE English and EAL teachers about aspects of the revised study design.
Implementation briefing materials (May 2016)
Presentations, participant workbooks and video recordings from 2016 Implementation briefings.
Unit 3 Sample course plan
This sample course plan for Unit 3 has been designed to support teachers of combined English and English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes.
2019 English/EAL text list
2018 English/EAL text list
2017 English/EAL text list
2016 English/EAL text list
2015 English/EAL text list
Study Review Plan
Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE English and English as an Additional Language which will be conducted in 2020/2021. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).
Consultation on the VCE English and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Study Design is now closed.
The review panel will consider all responses to the consultation draft before a final draft of the study design is prepared.
The final draft of the study design will be considered by the Board of the VCAA. Any updates on the progress of the review will be published in the
Curriculum Manager - English as an Additional Language
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Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.