Wishing VCE Students Good Luck In Their Exams

25 October 2016

VCE exams officially get underway today with 43,351 students across Victoria sitting their English exam at 9am today.

Minister for Education James Merlino wished students all the best in their VCE exams, and reminded them of the great resources available to help them prepare and stay focused over the next few weeks.

The exam period can be a stressful time for many students. The Department of Education has partnered with youth mental health organisation headspace to create resources to support students during their VCE exams.

The website includes tips on managing exams and study stress including:

  • Preparing a well-balanced study plan and goals
  • Taking time out for activities that bring stress levels down, such as exercise
  • Establishing a routine around meals so you don't get hungry before or while studying
  • Relaxing before bed time to slow the brain activity down
  • Asking for help from teachers, family, or friends and seeking professional help if the stress is too great

There’s more information available at Link

It’s important that students continue with their study routines and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle during the exam period, which ends on November 16.

Key facts on the 2016 VCE exams include:

  • Number of students sitting at least one exam: 84,603
  • Female students sitting at least one exam: 45,336
  • Male students sitting at least one exam: 39,267
  • Subjects with a written exam: 106
  • Examination centres in Victorian Schools: 511
  • Largest examination centre: Bendigo Senior Secondary College (1,079 students)
  • Smallest examination centre: Cann River P-12 College (five students)
  • Number of mature-age students sitting at least one exam: 605
  • Number of VCE languages being examined: 46

For more information on the VCE exams visit: Link .

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“VCE exams can be a very stressful time for many students and it’s important they talk to friends, family and teachers about any concerns they may have.”

“I encourage students to do their very best, but never lose sight of the bigger picture – there is life after Year 12 and there are many roads to future careers and further study.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

Was this page helpful?