Stage 2 | Subject outline | Version control

English as an Additional Language Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in Australian and SACE International schools from January 2024 to December 2024.
For teaching in SACE International schools only from May/June 2023 to March 2024 and from May/June 2024 to March 2025.
Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2017.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Evidence of learning

Evidence of learning

All Stage 2 subjects have a school assessment component and an external assessment component.

The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 2 English as an Additional Language:

School assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Academic Literacy Study (30%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Responses to Texts (40%)

External assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%).

Students provide evidence of their learning through seven assessments, including the external assessment component. Students complete:

  • two tasks for the academic literacy study (one oral and one written)
  • four tasks for the responses to texts (at least one oral and two written)
  • one examination.