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Stage 1 Essential English

Stage 1 – Essential English (Year 11)

SACE Credits

10 per semester

Does this subject include an exam?



Successful completion of Year 10 English or equivalent.

Course Content

Students will undertake learning and assessment in the following areas:

Responding to Text Types such as:

Short Story
Creating Text Types such as:

Workplace text
Descriptive writing
Informative text

Learning Requirements

In this subject, students are expected to:

develop communication skills through reading, viewing, writing, listening, and speaking
comprehend information, ideas, and perspectives in texts selected from social, cultural, community, workplace, and/or imagined contexts
identify and analyse how the structure and language of texts varies for different purposes, audiences, and contexts
express information, ideas, and perspectives using a range of textual conventions
create oral, written, and/or multimodal texts appropriate for purpose and audience in real and/or imagined contexts.


Students can study Essential English at Stage 2 level. Essential English is a useful preparation for all courses, especially Arts and Humanities at tertiary level and for TAFE studies, as well as providing preparation for effective communication in the workplace.

Learn more about SACE STAGE ONE

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