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Our English subjects help students to develop their English language abilities in both general and more advanced contexts. Students must complete a SACE English subject with a C grade or better to meet the literacy requirement of the SACE.
If English is not a student’s first language, the recommended subject is English as an Additional Language.
Through this subject, students build their English language proficiency and skills, including reading, listening, speaking and writing. They study texts presented in a variety of ways, including written, oral, and through a combination of communication styles. This helps students to develop an understanding of the text structures and language features in English.
At Stage 1, the focus is on a student’s general proficiency in using and understanding English.
In Stage 2, students build their academic English language skills and their confidence in creating texts for different purposes.
This subject provides the foundation English language skills needed for many university courses.
This subject is for students seeking to meet the SACE literacy requirement, pursue a career in a vocational area, or continue English at Stage 2. The focus areas are communication, understanding, analysis and text creation.
In Stage 1 English students respond to texts, create texts and explore the relationship between texts. These include novels, film, media, poetry and drama texts.
In Stage 2 English, students look at the relationships between author, text and audience. They explore how language and style shapes ideas and views.
In Stage 2 English Literary Studies, students learn critical thinking skills for interpreting texts. Through shared and individual study, students see different opinions about texts.
SACEi global | Resources
The following links and guides will help new teachers and leaders to get started with SACE International