18 Apr 2019 - 10:00am

2019 VATE Sample VCE Examination Papers

VATE publishes sample examination papers for VCE English, English as an Additional Language, Literature and English Language each year.

These are available for purchase by schools to assist Year 12 students in preparing for the end-of-year examinations.

In 2019, VATE will publish a modified sample exam for VCE Unit 3 English (Sections A and C).

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6 Mar 2019 - 11:00am

Meet the Assessors recordings


Recordings and PDFs of the 2019 MTA presentations are now available to purchase for English, EAL, English Language and Literature. When you purchase access to a 2019 MTA presentation, you are also able to view the corresponding 2018 MTA presentation.

Cost: Metropolitan teachers - $44.00. Rural teachers - $22.00.

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18 Feb 2019 - 11:00am

State Library VCE English and Literature Research Guide

State Library Victoria’s English and Literature research guide provides extensive resources for students and teachers on every text available to study at VCE level. 

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4 Feb 2019 - 11:00am

2018 VCE Exam Papers and Reports

The 2018 Examination Papers are not yet uploaded to the VCAA website due to copyright restrictions. It is expected they will be uploaded towards the end of Term 1.

The 2018 Examination Reports are available.


English as an Additional Language (EAL)

English Language

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18 Dec 2018 - 11:00am

A report on trends in senior English text lists

In collaboration with The University of Melbourne, VATE recently commissioned research into the trends associated with VCE English text lists, 2010-2019. The study, led by Dr Alex Bacalja and Dr Lauren Bliss, investigated a range of factors associated with the texts listed for study, including: text types, setting (time and place), protagonist sex and sexuality, authorship, fictionality, and themes.
The findings are designed to stimulate faculty discussions around text selection and to encourage English teachers to think critically about which texts are validated for study.

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20 Nov 2018 - 11:00am


Thanks to Reading Australia (Copyright Agency) and The Garret for this excellent resource on writer Alexis Wright, including discussion of her book Carpentaria (new text on 2019 VCE Literature text list):

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18 Nov 2018 - 11:00am

Great videos!

Great resources here for teachers of Literature (Othello), English Language, Shakespeare, Poetry.

Take a closer look at this wonderful selection of video clips made publicly available by English & Media Centre in UK.


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