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Essential English Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 3.0 - For teaching in 2023.
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 Essential English.

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. extend communication skills through reading, viewing, writing, listening, and speaking
  2. consider and respond to information, ideas, and perspectives in texts selected from social, cultural, community, workplace, and/or imaginative contexts
  3. examine the effect of language choices, conventions, and stylistic features in a range of texts for different audiences
  4. analyse the role of language in supporting effective communication
  5. create oral, written, and multimodal texts that communicate information, ideas, and perspectives for a range of purposes.