Full Year

In English students analyse the interrelationship of author, text and audience with an emphasis on how language and stylistic features shape ideas and perspectives in arrange of contexts. they consider social, cultural, economic, historical and/or political perspectives in texts and their representation of human experience and the world.

Students explore how the purpose of a text is achieved through application of text conventions and stylistic choices to position the reader to respond to ideas and perspectives. Students then create their own imaginative, interpretive, analytical and persuasive texts that may be written, oral and/or multimodal.

This course is designed to be a traditional English course with a significant amount of flexibility in text choice and assignment direction. Students who want a balance of text analysis and text creation should choose this subject.

Students who did Essential English in Stage 1 should not choose this subject and should instead look at Stage 2 Essential English if they wish to study English in year 12.

Note: Only one of the English offerings may be attempted as a standard Stage 2 load.

School Assessment 70%

  • Assessment type 1: Responding to text 30%
  • Assessment type 2: Creating texts and Writer’s Statement 40%

External Assessment

  • Assessment type 3: Comparative Analysis 30%