What is VCE English all about?
VCE English focuses on how English language is used to create meaning in written, spoken and multimodal texts of varying complexity. Literary texts selected for study are drawn from the past and present, from Australia and from other cultures. Other texts are selected for analysis and presentation of argument. The study is intended to meet the needs of students with a wide range of expectations and aspirations, including those for whom English is an additional language.
The study is made up of four units.
Unit 1 Reading and creating texts
Unit 2 Reading and comparing texts
Unit 3 Reading and creating texts
Unit 4 Reading and comparing texts
There are no prerequisites for entry to Units 1, 2 and 3. Students must undertake Unit 3 prior to undertaking Unit 4. Units 1 to 4 are designed to a standard equivalent to the final two years of secondary education.
The award of satisfactory completion for a unit is based on a decision that the student has demonstrated achievement of the set of outcomes specified for the unit. This decision will be based on the teacher’s assessment of the student’s performance on assessment tasks designated for the unit.
Levels of Achievement
Units 1 and 2
Assessment tasks and an end of unit examination.
Units 3 and 4
School assessed coursework and end-of-year examination
Percentage contributions to the study score in VCE English/EAL are as follows:
- Unit 3 school-assessed coursework: 25 %
- Unit 4 school-assessed coursework: 25%
- End-of-year examination: 50 %