Essential English

SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Mathew D’Aloisio

Essential English is a twenty credit (full year) subject designed to give students the opportunity to respond to and create texts in and for a range of personal, social, cultural, community and workplace contexts.


Students understand and interpret information, ideas and perspectives in texts and consider ways in which language choices are used to create meaning. This subject encourages students to create texts for a range of purposes, extend communication skills, and examine the effect of language choices and conventions for different audiences.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Responding to texts (30%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts (40%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Language Study (30%)


Essential English is accepted for entry into tertiary courses.