Pearson English VCE is a flexible and complementary series that puts the learner at the centre by providing practical support with a focus on skills.

Skills Book

The Pearson English VCE Skills Book comprehensively covers the requirements of the Study Design.

Chapters include step-by-step guides for students.

  • Comparing texts – this chapter outlines what students need to compare, how to compare and essay formats and examples.
  • Creating texts – this chapter comprises detailed instructions about creating texts and writing a creative response.
  • Reading texts – this chapter guides students through the process of reading a text to responding and how to master the text response essay.
  • Presenting argument and analysing language – these two chapters outline in detail the process of understanding, using and analysing persuasive language to developing an argument and writing a response.

The Pearson English VCE Skills Book focuses on the skills students need to master VCE English. For extra support, Section 2 comprises chapters which guide and instruct students on improving their skills. The Pearson English VCE Skills Book is packaged with the eBook version.


Exam Guide

The Pearson English VCE Exam Guide unpacks the exam, helping students prepare for the final Unit 4 Exam.

Features of the Exam Guide include:

  • sample responses
  • practice questions
  • exam tips.


EAL Guide

The Pearson English VCE EAL Guide covers the VCE English and English as an Additional Language Study Design.

It covers the following topics:

  • Tips for EAL Learners
  • Note-taking
  • Writing the comparative text response
  • Analysing and presenting argument
  • Preparing for the Area of Study Listening to Texts

In Focus guides

The In Focus guides are individual study guides that support prescribed VCE texts.

Features of the In Focus guides include:

  • a detailed overview of the text
  • sample responses
  • practice questions.

Comparing guides

The Comparing guides are a complete set of resources and each guide will compare the two texts paired by VCAA.

Features of the Comparing guides include:

  • a detailed overview of the two texts
  • a comparison of the two texts
  • sample responses
  • practice questions.

Sample pages

Download sample pages from the following components of Pearson English VCE.

Pearson English VCE Skills Book
Pearson English VCE EAL Guide
Pearson English VCE Exam Guide 


Comparing guides

Comparing Ransom and Invictus
Comparing I am Malala and Made In Dagenham
Comparing The Longest Memory and Black Diggers
Comparing The Crucible and Year of Wonders 


In Focus guides

In Focus: The Lieutenant
In Focus: The Golden Age
In Focus: The Left Hand of Darkness
In Focus: Behind the Beautiful Forevers


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