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English Language

Accreditation period 2016-2023

The accreditation period for English Language has been extended until 31 December 2023.

Study Design

VCE English Language Study Design (pdf - 1.57mb) (updated February 2020)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for English Language Units 1-4: 2016-2023.

English Language Study Design amendments (February 2020)

English requirement for satisfactory completion of the VCE

School-based assessment

View VCE English Language School-assessed Coursework report.

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE English Language examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Glossary of command terms
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.

Study summary
A summary of the VCE English Language Study Design for 2016-2023.

Frequently asked questions (updated February 2020)


Study review

Study Review Plan (docx - 85.43kb) (updated May 2022)

The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE English Language which will be conducted in 2022.

Consultation register

Consultation on the proposed VCE English Language Study Design will be conducted in 2022. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2022. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the registration form.

Curriculum Manager

Annelise Balsamo
Curriculum Manager - English
tel: + 61 3 9059 5141

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.