English Literary Studies

SACE Code2ELS20
LevelStage 2
Learning AreaEnglish
DurationYear
SemesterFull Year
Pre-requisiteNone. Successful completion of Stage 1 English Literary Studies or equivalent is recommended.
Additional CostsNone
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Students who enjoy reading, viewing, reflecting, and analysing a variety of texts, including novels, prose, poetry, drama, articles, and film. Students with strong critical skills and a wide vocabulary are well suited to this course.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • Encounter different opinions about texts
  • Exchange and develop ideas
  • Find evidence to support a personal view
  • Learn to construct logical and convincing arguments
  • Consider a range of critical interpretations of texts
  • Construct a variety of responses to text
  • Create texts independently for a range of genres

How will I be assessed?

Students provide evidence of their learning through up to nine assessments, including the external assessment component.

School assessment: 70%

  • Assessment Type 1: Responding to Texts (50%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts (20%)

External assessment: 30%

  • Assessment Type 3: Text Study
  • Comparative Text Study (15%)
  • Critical Reading (15%) NOTE: Critical Reading is a 90 minute examination

Students who complete 20 credits of Stage 2 English Literary Studies with a C– grade or better will meet the literacy requirement of the SACE.

Pre-requisite

None. Successful completion of Stage 1 English Literary Studies or equivalent is recommended.

Last updated: 27 July 2021