Essential English

Semester, Full Year

Essential English is an option for students to complete their literacy requirement as an alternative to English. This subject should not be chosen without consultation with a students Year 10 English Teacher and the English Coordinator as it will only lead to the Stage 2 Essential English course and not the other Stage 2 English classes.

This subject is designed for:

  • Students who are seeking to meet the SACE literacy requirements but are struggling with mainstream English
  • An English language development focus for students who are new arrivals in Australia
  • Students who are planning to pursue a career in a range of trades or vocational pathways. There is an emphasis on practical communication, comprehension, analysis and text creation.


Assessment will be according to the new SACE subject outline and aligned with the Australian Curriculum.