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Stage 2
English Literary

SACE Stage 2 – English Literary Studies (Year 12)

SACE Credits


Does this subject include an exam?



Minimum of B grade in Stage 1 English Literature or A grade in Stage 1 English recommended

Course Content

Students will undertake three content areas:

Responding to Texts:

  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (novel) – Jonathon Safran Foer

  • Australian Poetry

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Michel Gondry

  • Cosi (play) – Louis Lowra

Creating texts

  • Transforming texts: Spoken word or monologue

  • Prose based on perspective

Comparative study

  • Between a shared text and independently chosen text

Learning Requirements

In this subject, students are expected to:

  • understand the interplay between author, text, and context

  • analyse how ideas, perspectives, and values are represented in texts and how they are received by audiences

  • analyse and compare texts, through the identification of the structural, conventional, and language and stylistic features used by authors

  • use evidence to develop critical reasoning and support sustained argument to justify critical interpretation of a text

  • develop analytical responses to texts by considering and challenging other interpretations

  • create oral, written, and/or multimodal texts that experiment with stylistic features by using and adapting literary conventions

  • express ideas in a range of modes to create texts that engage the reader, viewer, or listener


Admission to any university course, especially language-rich subjects and English majors at tertiary level and for TAFE studies.

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