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According to new figures, less students are studying literature in VCE as it drops from the top 20 most popular VCE subjects. We were disappointed to hear this, as (unsurprisingly) the booking coordinators each have very fond memories of literature class at school.
Aside from the enjoyment of reading, literature provided us with valuable life lessons. The subject is about more than simply studying writing craft. It’s about understanding larger concepts and ideas, developing critical analysis and honing interpretation skills. It’s about both understanding the world we live in, and engaging with experiences outside our own worlds. It’s about contemplating broader themes of history, philosophy, politics, relationships and more.
Stories help us make sense of the world.
We encourage future VCE students to consider literature studies, a valuable and complimentary subject for any career path, and we hope you find as much joy, wisdom and life in books as we do.