Essential English (Stage 2) 20 Credits, TAS, 2 Semesters

Entry Recommendations: A ‘C’ grade or higher in Stage 1 English or English Studies, and by discretion of the English Coordinator.

In Stage 2 Essential English students respond to and create texts in and for a range of personal, social, cultural, community, and/or workplace contexts. Students understand and interpret information, ideas, and perspectives in texts and consider ways in which language choices are used to create meaning.

The capabilities covered in Stage 2 Essential English connect student learning within and across subjects in a range of contexts. They include essential knowledge and skills that enable people to act in effective and successful ways.

Literacy is critical in the development of the skills and strategies needed to express, interpret, and communicate information, ideas, and perspectives. In Essential English literacy skills are developed through a focus on comprehending and creating written, spoken, visual, and digital texts, and using and modifying language for different purposes in a range of social and cultural contexts, including study, work, and community life. Essential English develops an awareness of the sociocultural aspects of language in social, community, workplace, and/or imagined contexts.

In this subject, students are expected to extend communication skills through reading, viewing, writing, listening, and speaking. Consider and respond to information, ideas, and perspectives in texts selected from social, cultural, community, workplace, and/or imaginative contexts. Examine the effect of language choices, conventions, and stylistic features in a range of texts for different audiences. Analyse the role of language in supporting effective communication, and create oral, written, and multimodal texts that communicate information, ideas, and perspectives for a range of purposes. .

School Assessment 70%

  • Responding to Texts 30%
  • Creating Texts 40%

External Assessment 30%

  • Language Study (30%)