2018 VCE examination timetable

 

VCAA rules for the conduct of VCE external assessments

All students must read the VCAA rules for VCE examinations and the GAT. It is also their responsibility to be familiar with materials and equipment authorised for use in the GAT and VCE written examinations.

 

2018 VCE examination timetable

  • Students should check the starting time of each examination and arrive at least 30 minutes earlier, and be familiar with rules about late admission to examinations.
  • The start time for the afternoon session on Thursday 1 November, Friday 2 November, Tuesday 13 November and Wednesday 14 November – when only two sessions are scheduled – is 2.00pm.
  • The start time for the afternoon session on all other days when three sessions are scheduled is 3.00pm.
  • The reading period is included in the times shown in the timetable. Each examination commences with a 15-minute reading period unless otherwise specified.
  • All written responses must be in English, unless otherwise instructed in the question book for that particular examination.
  • If students are presenting for Performance examinations, Languages examinations oral component or the Extended Investigation oral presentation they will be issued with individual examination advice slips. Photo identification and examination advice slips must be presented for entry to their assessment. In some cases, students in regional and rural areas may be required to attend venues in Melbourne.
  • The following written examinations have an audio component: English as an Additional Language (EAL), Music Performance, Music Style and Composition, VET Music Industry: Sound Production and all Languages including Chinese Language, Culture and Society, except Indigenous Languages of Victoria, Classical Greek, Classical Hebrew and Latin.

 

Wednesday
13 June

10.00am – 1.15pm

General Achievement Test (GAT)

GAT Brochure (pdf - 228.96kb)

 

Wednesday
1 August

10.00am – 11.10am

Extended Investigation: Critical Thinking Test (computer-based)

 

Monday
8 October
to
Tuesday
30 October

Languages examinations oral component
(except Classical Greek, Classical Hebrew, Indigenous Languages of Victoria and Latin)

Auslan Interactive Sign examination

Performance examinations:

  • Dance
  • VET Dance
  • Drama: Solo
  • Theatre Studies: Stagecraft examination

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 6 August.

Monday
8 October
to
Sunday
4 November

Performance examinations:

  • Music Investigation
  • Music Performance
  • VET Music Industry: Performance

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 6 August.

Monday
15 October
to
Friday
19 October

Extended Investigation Externally-assessed Task oral presentation

Students will be notified of dates, times and locations via advice slips from Monday 6 August.

 

Tuesday
23 October

1.55pm – 5.00pm

Classical Greek

This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

2.00pm – 4.40pm

Armenian, Bosnian, Chin Hakha, Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Karen, Khmer, Macedonian, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish

Each examination commences with a ​10-minute reading period.

2.00pm – 4.15pm

Arabic, Korean First Language, Korean Second Language

Each examination commences with a ​15-minute reading period.

 

Wednesday
24 October

9.25am – 12.30pm

Classical Hebrew

This examination commences with a 5-minute reading period.

8.00am – 6.00pm

Auslan Sign Comprehension and Sign Production Examination

Students are scheduled in one two-hour session. Each session is preceded by 10 minutes reading/viewing time.

 

Wednesday
31 October

9.00am – 12.15pm

English

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Thursday
1 November

9.00am – 11.45am

Psychology

2.00pm – 4.15pm

Economics

Friday
2 November

9.00am – 11.45am

Biology

2.00pm – 3.45pm

Further Mathematics
Examination 1

Monday
5 November

9.00am – 10.45am

Further Mathematics
Examination 2

11.45am – 2.00pm

Latin

3.00pm – 5.15pm

Business Management

Indigenous Languages
of Victoria

Tuesday
6 November

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Wednesday
7 November

9.00am – 10.15am

Mathematical Methods
Examination 1

11.45am – 1.30pm

Dance

Food Studies

VET Business

3.00pm – 5.15pm

History: Revolutions

Thursday
8 November

9.00am – 10.45am

Product Design and Technology

Theatre Studies

VET Hospitality

11.45am – 2.00pm

Health and Human Development

3.00pm – 5.15pm

Mathematical Methods
Examination 2

Friday
9 November

9.00am – 10.15am

Specialist Mathematics
Examination 1

11.45am – 2.00pm

Physical Education

3.00pm – 5.15pm

Accounting

History:  Ancient History

Music Style and Composition

Sociology

VET Creative and Digital Media
(computer-based)

Monday
12 November

9.00am – 10.45am

Studio Arts

VET Information, Digital Media and Technology

11.45am – 2.00pm

Chinese Language,
Culture and Society

Industry and  Enterprise

Literature

Outdoor and
Environmental Studies

3.00pm – 5.15pm

Specialist Mathematics
Examination 2

Tuesday
13 November

9.00am – 11.45am

Chemistry

2.00pm – 3.45pm

Visual Communication Design

Wednesday
14 November

9.00am – 11.45am

Physics

2.00pm – 4.15pm

Legal Studies

Thursday
15 November

9.00am – 10.45am

Agricultural and Horticultural Studies

Music Performance

VET Furnishing

VET Health

VET Hospitality: Kitchen Operations

VET Integrated Technologies

11.45am – 2.00pm

Australian Politics

Geography

Philosophy

3.00pm – 5.15pm

Computing: Software Development

Japanese First Language

Texts and Traditions

Friday
16 November

9.00am – 10.45am

Art

VET Equine Studies

VET Music Industry: Sound Production

VET Sport and Recreation

11.45am – 2.00pm

English Language

History: Australian History

3.00pm – 5.15pm

Classical Studies

Computing:  Informatics

Environmental Science

Monday
19 November

9.00am – 10.45am

Systems Engineering

11.45am – 2.00pm

Chinese First Language

Global Politics

Greek

Religion and Society

3.00pm – 5.15pm

Media

Tuesday
20 November

9.00am – 10.45am

Drama

VET Community Services

VET Engineering Studies

11.45am – 2.00pm

German

Spanish

Vietnamese First Language

Vietnamese Second Language

3.00pm – 5.15pm

Algorithmics

French

Wednesday
21 November

9.00am – 10.45am

VET Laboratory Skills

11.45am – 2.00pm

Indonesian
First Language

Indonesian
Second Language

Japanese
Second Language

3.00pm – 5.15pm

Chinese
Second Language

Chinese
Second Language Advanced

Italian

 

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