SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Mathew D’Aloisio

How do we make sense of the books we read and the films we see, and why do we respond to ideas and perspectives in texts the way we do? In English, students apply their worldviews, values and interpretations to a range of texts to consider the interconnectedness of purpose, audience and language features.


In this subject, students have the opportunity to engage with literature, cinema and mass media, and create their own innovative texts to address a range of contexts. English encourages students to use their interests and respond to a studied text in critical and creative ways that delve into the intentions of authors, filmmakers and playwrights.


There is no exam for this subject as students are provided with the chance to conduct an independent comparative study of two texts that aligns with their interests.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Responding to Texts – fictionalised interview with a director (30%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts – blog writing and a writer’s statement (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.