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Stage 1 General English

Stage 1 – General 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:

  • Novel

  • Film

  • Poetry

  • Advertisement

Creating Text Types such as:

  • Narrative

  • Spoken word poetry performance

  • Descriptive writing

An intertextual study including a comparison of two texts such as a novel and film.

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 either English or English Literature Studies (if they achieve A grade in Stage 1 English) at Stage 2 level. English can be used for admission to any university course.  It is a very useful preparation for all courses, especially Arts, Humanities and Law at tertiary level and for TAFE studies.

Learn more about SACE STAGE ONE

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