Stage 1 – Year 11

SACE Credits

10 per semester

Does this subject include an exam?



Successful completion of Year 10 English at a minimum B grade achievement level.

Course Content

Students will undertake learning and assessment in the following areas:

Responding to Texts

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (play) – Oscar Wilde
  • Poetry – Student Negotiated
  • The Road (novel) – Cormac McCarthy
  • Macbeth (play) – William Shakespeare

Creating Texts

  • Narrative
  • Spoken Word

Intertextual Study

  • About a Boy (novel) – Nick Hornby
  • About a Boy (film) – Chris and Paul Wiez
  • Student Negotiated texts

Learning Requirements

In this subject, students are expected to:

  • analyse relationships between purpose, audience, and context, and how these influence texts and their meaning
  • identify ways in which ideas and perspectives are represented in texts
  • analyse how language and stylistic features and conventions are used to convey ideas and perspectives in texts
  • create oral, written, and/or multimodal texts for particular purposes, audiences, and contexts
  • identify and analyse intertextual connections
  • apply knowledge and understanding of accurate spelling, punctuation, syntax, and conventions


Stage 2 English Literary Studies; Admission to any university course, especially language rich subjects and English majors at tertiary level and for TAFE studies.