Adjusted Study Design for 2020 only
Teachers should note that they should only access the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. Deletions are in red coloured text and strike through while changes are in blue coloured text and highlighted. It is imperative that the revised 2020 Adjusted Study Design is used for the remainder of 2020.
Examinations will be based on the key knowledge and skills contained in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design. The 2020 Adjusted Study Design includes adjustments to the key knowledge and skills and the scope of the assessment. Teachers can be assured that students will only be externally assessed on the content in the 2020 Adjusted Study Design.
Adjusted: Texts and Traditions adjusted passages for special study in 2020
A list of set texts and passages for special study for use in 2020 only.
Frequently asked questions for 2020 Adjusted Study Design
Frequently asked questions raised during the VCE adjusted study design webinar for VCE Texts and Traditions.
VCE Texts and Traditions School-based Assessment report.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE Texts and Traditions examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.
Frequently asked questions
Includes frequently asked questions raised during the VCE Text and Traditions implementation briefings held in 2016.
A list of suitable resources for VCE Texts and Traditions.
A summary of the VCE Text and Traditions Study Design for 2017-2022.
Study Review Plan
The Study Review Plan provides key information on the review of VCE Texts and Traditions, being conducted in 2020/21. The Study Review Plan is currently being updated to reflect the new timelines due to the 12-month extension to the accreditation periods for all currently accredited VCE study designs. The updated Study Review Plan will be published soon. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).
Consultation on the proposed VCE Texts and Traditions Study Design will be conducted in 2020/21. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2020/21. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the
Study Design - Accreditation period 2017–2022
The accreditation period has been extended and expires 31 December 2022. Do not use in 2020 refer to the Adjusted Study Design for 2020 at the top of this webpage.
2020 Prescribed texts (updated October 2019)
A list of set texts and passages for special study for 2020.
VCAA principles and procedures for prescribed VCE lists (June 2020)
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