Year 12 – English

Length: Full Year (20 SACE credits)
Contact: English Leader

Recommended Background

Grade C or higher in Stage 1 English, or by teacher recommendation.

Course Description

Stage 2 English focuses on the development of three components:

  • Creating Texts: Students create three texts for different purposes and create an accompanying writer’s statement. They learn to create texts for a range of imagined and real-world audiences, purposes and contexts such as a narrative, TED Talk, feature article, podcast, interview or theatre review
  • Responding to Texts: Students create three analytical responses to texts studied in class. The texts may
  • include: novel, film, drama or poetry
  • Comparative Analysis: Students complete a comparative analysis of two independently chosen texts. With the support of their teacher, they analyse two chosen texts and develop a comparative response.


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Performance Standards, as outlined by the SACE Board. Grades A+ to E- will be used for reporting purposes.

School-based assessment:

  • Creating Texts (40%)
  • Responding to Texts (30%)
  • External assessment:
  • Comparative Analysis (30%).

Note: Students may incur costs for excursions and performances that support learning within this subject. For example, an excursion to the State Theatre Company may be part of the Stage 2 English course