English Literary Studies

SACE Stage 2

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English Literary Studies


SACE Stage 2

20 credits

This course provides a detailed study of literary texts. This focus enables students to refine their understanding of the effects of language, conventions and the creative process.

Course Content
Further Info
In this course students will:

  • be challenged with critically deconstructing and analysing a range of texts
  • look for fine details of the way authors compose texts
  • experiment with language
  • be open to understanding and interpreting a range of views
  • identify and interpret texts and draw connections between them
  • develop an academic and objective point of view


School Assessment

Responding to Texts 50%
Creating Texts 20%

External Assessment
Comparative Study 15%
Critical Reading Exam 15%


This course is designed for students from an English speaking background with a strong interest in and understanding of literature.