VCE English

English is amongst the most popular VCE exams. A good knowledge of the texts involved as well as practicing responses should see you do well!


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The VCE English Course includes the following topics for study:

Context Analysis | Encounter Conflict

Context Analysis | Identity and Belonging

Context Analysis | The Imaginative Landscape

Context Analysis | whose reality?

Language Analysis

Persuasive Techniques

Short Story Analysis

Text | A Christmas Carol

Text | A Farewell to Arms

Text | A Human Pattern

Text | A Man for All Seasons

Text | A Passage to India

Text | A Separation

Text | All About Eve

Text | Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Text | Brooklyn

Text | Burial Rites

Text | Bypass

Text | Cat's Eye

Text | Cloudstreet

Text | Così

Text | Dear America

Text | Death of a Salesman

Text | Dreams From My Father

Text | Every Man in this Village is a Liar

Text | Foe

Text | Frankenstein

Text | Great Short Works

Text | Hard Times

Text | Henvy IV | Part I

Text | Home

Text | I for Isobel

Text | In The Country of Men

Text | Interpreter of Maladies

Text | Into the Wild

Text | Into Thin Air

Text | Invictus

Text | Island | Collected Stories

Text | Life of Galileo

Text | Life of Pi

Text | Look Both Ways

Text | Mabo

Text | Maestro

Text | Measure for Measure

Text | Medea

Text | Night Street

Text | Nineteen Eighty Four

Text | No Sugar

Text | Of Love and Shadows

Text | On the Waterfront

Text | Poet Gwen Harwood

Text | Poet John Donne

Text | Ransom

Text | Richard III

Text | Selected Poems | Gwen Harwood

Text | Selected Poems | Kenneth Slessor

Text | Stasiland

Text | Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Text | The Complete Maus

Text | The Lieutenant

Text | The Mind of a Thief

Text | The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

Text | The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Text | The Thing Around Your Neck

Text | The View from Castle Rock

Text | The War Poems

Text | The White Tiger

Text | Things We Didn't See Coming

Text | This Boy's Life

Text | Twelve Angry Men

Text | Wag the Dog

Text | Wild Cat Falling

Text | Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

Text | Wuthering Heights

Text | Year of Wonders

Text Response


There’s three sections in the VCE English Exam, where students answer one question from each section . One of the key tips for success in VCE English to make use of the available practice exam and past papers. Using the helpful resources on Studyclix for VCE English can also help students to to do well in exams. Some of the VCE English resources including videos, solutions, notes and practice material. Using these tools and resources can help replace VCE English tuition and improve your grade for the VCE English final exam.


According to the VCAA, “Through engagement with texts from the contemporary world and from the past, and using texts from Australia and from other cultures, students studying English become confident, articulate and critically aware communicators and further develop a sense of themselves, their world and their place within it. English helps equip students for participation in a democratic society and the global community..”


VCE English Study Design:


2020 English/EAL Text List:


2021 English/EAL Text List:


Changes to the English requirement for satisfactory completion of the VCE from 2018: