Accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2016-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2023
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 2023.
2022 English/EAL text list (docx - 112.33kb)
The approved English/EAL text list for study in 2022.
2023 English/EAL text list (docx - 114.35kb)
The approved English/EAL text list for study in 2023.
VCAA principles and procedures for prescribed VCE lists (docx - 90.59kb) (June 2020)
English requirement for satisfactory completion of the VCE
View VCE English School-based Assessment report.
View VCE English as an Additional Language School-based Assessment report.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
View VCE English examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
View VCE English as an Additional Language examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Glossary of command terms
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
This glossary provides a list of terms commonly used across the Victorian Curriculum F–10, VCE study designs and VCE examinations and to help students better understand the requirements of command terms in the context of their discipline.
A summary of the VCE English and English as an Additional Language Study Design for Units 1 and 2: 2016-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2023.
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 Units 1 and 2: 2016-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2023).
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.
2020 and 2021 English/EAL text list
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 design for implementation in 2023
Teachers are advised that the study design listed below is for use from 2023 for Units 1 and 2. This is available to teachers in preparation for the implementation of the new study in 2023. Additional resources will be added progressively as they become available.
For accreditation period Units 1 and 2: 2023-2027; Units 3 and 4 2024-2027
In 2022, schools must ensure they use the VCE English and English as an Additional Language Study Design Units 1 and 2: 2016-2022; Units 3 and 4: 2017-2023.
Curriculum Manager - English as an Additional Language
tel: + 61 3 9059 5132
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.