English | Stage 2 in 2017

Stage 2 English

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

English is a 20-credit subject at Stage 2.

In English students analyse the interrelationship of author, text, and audience, with an emphasis on how language and stylistic features shape ideas and perspectives in a range of contexts. They consider social, cultural, economic, historical, and/or political perspectives in texts and their representation of human experience and the world.

Students explore how the purpose of a text is achieved through application of text conventions and stylistic choices to position the audience to respond to ideas and perspectives. They have opportunities to reflect on their personal values and those of other people by responding to aesthetic and cultural aspects of texts from the contemporary world, from the past, and from Australian and other cultures.

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

Stage 2 subject code from 2017: 2ESH20

Credits: 20