Essay Writing, VCE English

VCE English Exam Section A: Text Response

The VCE English exam is probably one of the toughest exams out of all the VCE subject exams. Split into 3 essays, it is a HUGE 3 hours!

If you have a teen who is doing VCE English 3/4 (aka Year 12 English) in 2022 or 2023, here’s the breakdown of Section A of the dreaded exam.

What is it?

  • An analytical essay about ONE text studied during the year.

What’s so hard about it? 

  • The depth that students are expected to go into
  • Accurately interpreting the prompt

What can we do to help our teens? 

  • Expose them to a WIDE range of prompts – the worst scenario is when our teens are confronted with a totally new prompt they haven’t thought about before! 
  • Help them brainstorm and plan for many prompts before the exam/SAC 
  • Equip them with enough quotes to cover all possible themes and topics

Too overwhelmed to help your teen? Contact us today and let’s chat about how we can help!


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