Subject information

Stage 1 English as an Additional Language is designed to improve students’ general proficiency in the English language. There is an emphasis on communication, comprehension, analysis, and text creation. This subject leads to Stage 2 English as an Additional Language, which has a focus on developing students’ academic literacy skills, and may also lead to other Stage 2 English subjects.

Students who want to enrol in English as an Additional Language will be required to apply to the SACE Board for eligibility.

Students who complete this subject with a C grade or better will meet the literacy requirement of the SACE.

Stage 1 subject code: 1EAL10 or 1EAL20

Credits: 10 or 20

Stage 2 subject code from 2017: 2EAL20

Credits: 20

Stage 1 subject outline 2018 [DOC 135KB]

Stage 2 subject outline 2018 [DOC 147KB]


Changes to moderation sample selection

The SACE Board no longer selects Stage 2 moderation samples for school assessed materials. Teachers are responsible for selecting the moderation sample.

Read more about moderation sample selection, including FAQs and an instructional video.

Subject changes update

Summary of subject outline changes English 2018 [DOC 27KB]

SACE Preclusions - Stage 2 English and mathematics subjects 2017 [DOC 34KB]

2017 Stage 2 sample examination paper

Please contact the SACE officer, for a copy of the sample examination paper for 2017.

Contact – Stage 1
Rosa Bollella
SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
+61 8 8372 7529
Contact – Stage 2
Meridie Howley
Senior SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
+61 8 8372 7525