Subject information

Stage 2 English Literary Studies will be taught for the first time in 2017.

The subject focuses on the skills and strategies of critical thinking needed to interpret texts. Through shared and individual study of texts, students encounter different opinions about texts, have opportunities to exchange and develop ideas, find evidence to support a personal view, learn to construct logical and convincing arguments, and consider a range of critical interpretations of texts.

Subject code: 2ELS20

Credits: 20

Subject outline 2018 [DOC 153KB]


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 sample examination paper

To illustrate the possibilities in the Critical Reading 90-minute examination, three examples have been developed for teachers and students.


Electronic examination

Stage 2 English Literary Studies students will be the first SACE students to sit an electronic examination on November 7, 2018.

The SACE Board recognises the role of Stage 2 English Literary Studies teachers in supporting student preparation for examinations.

Throughout Term 1, the SACE Board will provide teachers and students with information to support preparation for the examination.
External assessment marking

Teachers are reminded that Part A of the external assessment component (the Comparative Text Study) is to be marked out of 30.

Ready to submit marks? Go to Schools Online.
Michael Randall
SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
+61 8 8372 7491