SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Anita Kershaw & Salomé van Rensburg

Stage 2 English involves both creativity and analysis as students will analyse the interrelationship of author, text, and audience, with an emphasis on how language and stylistic features shape ideas and perspectives. The texts for analysis include a novel, a film, a play, and/or a media text such as an advertisement or television programme. Students will consider texts such as Malorie Blackman’s novel Noughts and Crosses, Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel and a performance from The State Theatre Company.


Students will also produce creative texts for different purposes, such as a narrative, a feature article, and/or a blog, and use a range of conventions and    stylistic features. Potential creative tasks for this subject include a persuasive piece and a blog inspired by students’ areas of interest.  You will also write a reflection on one or more of your creative pieces and consider the intricacies of the writing process. Lastly, for the major assessment, students will complete a comparative analysis of two independently chosen texts, which is scaffolded and supported by teacher guidance.  There is no exam in this subject.


School Assessment (70%)

School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Responding to texts – fictionalised interview with a director (30%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts – editorial, narrative and blog (40%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Comparative Analysis – a 2000 word independent study (with teacher guidance) (30%)


English is accepted for entry to tertiary courses.