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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 | Learning requirements

Learning requirements

The learning requirements summarise the knowledge, skills, and understanding that students are expected to develop and demonstrate through their learning in Stage 2 English.

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. analyse the relationship between purpose, context, and audience in a range of texts
  2. evaluate how language and stylistic features and conventions are used to represent ideas, perspectives, and aspects of culture in texts
  3. analyse how perspectives in their own and others’ texts shape responses and interpretations
  4. create and evaluate oral, written, and multimodal texts in a range of modes and styles
  5. analyse the similarities and differences when comparing texts
  6. apply clear and accurate communication skills.