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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2021



Subject Name English
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects Successful completion of Year 11 English or English Literary Studies is recommended
Staff Contact Shannyn Daniel


Students will develop English skills and in particular the communication process. They will recognise the conventions of different text types and contexts, and consider the role of language in communications between individuals, groups and organisations.

Throughout the year, students may:

  • Respond to Texts
    Students demonstrate a critical understanding of the language features, stylistic features, and conventions of particular text types and identify the ideas and perspectives conveyed by texts.
  • Create Texts
    Students create a range of texts for a variety of purposes. By experimenting with innovative and imaginative language features, stylistic features, and text conventions, students develop their personal voice and perspectives.
  • Undertake a Comparative Analysis
    Students complete a written comparative analysis of two texts and evaluate how the language features, stylistic features, and conventions in these texts are used to represent ideas, perspectives, and/or aspects of culture, and to influence audiences.


Responding to Texts  30%

  • Students complete three responses to texts. Two of the responses must be written, and one must be oral. The written responses should total a maximum of 2000 words, and the oral/multimodal response should be a maximum of 6 minutes.

Creating Texts  40%

  • Students complete four created texts, one of which is the writer’s statement. The three texts should total a maximum of 3000 words, and the writer’s statement should be a maximum of 1000 words. An oral and/or multimodal text or writer’s statement should be of equivalent length.

Comparative Analysis  30%

  • The comparative analysis must be a product of independent study, but it is appropriate for teachers to advise and support students in choosing texts to compare. The comparative analysis should be a maximum of 2000 words. 

Additional Information

Year 12 English attracts two adjustment factor points for University entrance and meets the English prerequisite for interstate universities.