English Literary Studies

LevelStage 2
Learning AreaEnglish
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 analytical skills and a wide vocabulary are well suited to this course.

What will I learn?

This course is divided into three areas:

  1. Responding to texts: Students produce up to five responses to shared texts including extended prose, poetry, film, and drama texts. One of the responses is a critical perspectives task where students analyse a text from two critical perspectives. Students learn to construct logical and convincing arguments and consider a range of critical interpretations of texts.

  2. Creating Texts: Students produce two creating texts for a range of genres. Students produce one transformative text with an accompanying writer's statement and one creating text.

  3. Text Study: Students will complete a written comparative analysis of one shared text and one independent text. Students will also sit a 90 minute critical reading examination.

How will I be assessed?

School assessment: 70%

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

External assessment: 30%

  • Assessment Type 3: Text Study
    • PART A: Comparative Text Study (15%)
    • PART B: Critical Reading Exam (90 minutes) (15%)

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.


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

Last updated: 02 August 2022