Year 11 – English

Level: Stage 1
Prerequisites: Year 10 English

Course Summary:

Stage 1 English has an emphasis on responding to texts, creating texts, and intertextual study. Students critically and creatively engage with a variety of types of texts including novels, film, media, poetry, and drama texts. Stage 1 English articulates with the Stage 2 English subjects.

Course content:

Semesters 1 & 2:

  • Responding to Texts - study of poetry, a novel, a play and film, including an oral presentation.
  • Creating Texts - a creative writing task, a transformative task with a writer’s statement.


  • Each task is worth 25% per semester for a SACE grade and an exam worth 10% also occurs at the end of each semester.