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English Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2017.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Content


Stage 2 English is a 20-credit subject.

The content includes:

  • responding to texts
  • creating texts.

In Stage 2 English students read and view a range of texts, including texts created by Australian authors. In comparing texts students analyse the relationships between language and stylistic features, text types, and contexts. Recognising and analysing the language and stylistic features and conventions of text types in literary and everyday texts influences interpretation. Through close study of texts, students explore relationships between content and perspectives and the text and its context.

In the study of English, students extend their experience of language and explore their ideas through creating their own texts, and reading and viewing the texts of others. Students consider the powerful role that language plays in communication between individuals, groups, organisations, and societies. There is a focus on ways in which language defines, shapes, and reflects relationships between people.

Students appreciate how clear and effective writing and speaking displays a depth of understanding, engagement, and imagination for a range of purposes, audiences, and contexts.

A suggested text list is available on the subject minisite.

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