English in Society

SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Mathew D’Aloisio

What guides the ways individuals respond in different situations and how do we use different forms of communication to interact in particular contexts?


In Stage 2 English in Society, students identify and understand how the intricate choices in language, and non-verbal and verbal communication influences the interpretation of ideas and information. This subject encourages students to consider and create their own texts for a range of personal, social, cultural and community contexts that connect to their own lives. Students are exposed to a range of different text types such as films, television shows and novels and are provided with opportunities to work with contexts outside of the classroom.


There is no exam for this subject as students are provided the opportunity to conduct a study on the use of language and communication in a particular situation and interaction.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Responding to texts – director’s commentary (30%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts – restaurant review & recount writing (40%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Language Study (30%)


English in Society is accepted for entry into tertiary courses.