Year 11 Subjects – English Literary Studies

Level: Stage 1
Prerequisites: Year 10 English with consistently strong performance in assignments and exams.

Course Summary

This subject prepares students for the expectations of Stage 2 English Literary Studies. The course focuses on the skills and strategies of critical thinking needed to interpret texts. Through shared and individual study of texts, students encounter different opinions about texts, have opportunities to exchange and develop ideas, find evidence to support a personal view, learn to construct logical and convincing arguments, and consider a range of critical interpretations of texts.

Course Content

Semesters 1 and 2:

  • Responding to Texts - study of a novel, poetry, a play and film, including a critical perspectives task
  • Creating Texts - a creative writing task and a transformative task with a writer’s statement
  • Comparative Text study


  • Each task is worth 20% per semester for a SACE grade and an exam worth 10% also occurs at the end of each semester.