Essential English (Stage 1) 20 Credits, 2 Semesters

Entry Recommendations: nil


This course is recommended to students who do not wish to continue the study of English into Year 12 and/or will struggle to achieve the ā€˜Cā€™ minimum for the literacy requirement of the SACE. Essential English provides students with a focus for informed and effective participation in education, training, the workplace and their personal environment. In Stage 1 Essential English students read, listen, speak, respond to and compose texts, to establish and maintain connections with familiar and unfamiliar communities.


Assessment in this subject is school based with between 4-5 summative tasks per semester. At least one task from each of the categories listed is required and a minimum of one should also be delivered as an oral, or multimedia presentation.

  • Responding to Texts
  • Creating Texts