English 1-2

  • Analyse how the media influence their audience through words and images
  • Learn how to write and perform your own persuasive oral presentation
  • Study novels, poems, film and the media

Subject Code: V1EEN
Year Level: 11

There are two areas of study for each unit: Reading and Creating Texts and Analysing and Presenting Arguments.

Unit 1
  • You respond analytically to one text and creatively to another
  • We look at the way language and argument complement one another and interact to position the reader
Unit 2
  • You study two texts and compare the way meaning has been constructed by an author/director/playwright
  • We look at the way language and argument complement one another and interact to position the reader
  • What does this mean for me?

Our class reads and analyses texts and completes written responses. You creatively write in a range of formats and styles, drawing on various texts. We examine particular media texts and the ways in which authors persuade readers to share a particular point of view. You read texts (short stories, novels, plays, films and poetry) closely and critically analyse the ideas and content. We also compare the way similar ideas are conveyed differently depending on the mode through which they are presented.

  • text essays
  • creative writing
  • oral presentations
  • expository writing
  • comparative response
  • exam
What sort of student would like English?

Someone who:

  • Enjoys reading, responding in writing and discussing ideas.
  • Is interested in examining current affairs and the role the media plays in our society.
  • Likes to work with ideas, to think creatively and write extended responses.
Suggested Pre-Requisites

Standard English, Intro to English Language or Intro to Literature.


VCAL Intermediate Literacy

  • Learn literacy skills to apply to real world scenarios
  • Focus on building your reading, writing and oral communication skills
  • Gain skills that will be relevant to what field you would like to work in

Subject Code: V4VLI
Year Level: 11

What will I learn?

Literacy is designed to develop your knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to reading and writing and oral communication and their practical application in the contexts of everyday life, family, employment, further learning and community. Where possible, Literacy tasks are based on real world examples, making what you learn relevant to what you want to do after school. 

Literacy skills corresponding with these social contexts include reading and writing for: self-expression, practical purposes, knowledge and public debate.

What will I do?
  • Read and write letters and emails, instructions, debates and learn more about topics that interest you.
  • Give presentations and listen to what other people have to say. When you have to do these things as a part of projects in other subjects you can even add them to your Literacy folio.
  • Suggest topics and will have input into how you demonstrate your learning.
  • As you move up through the VCAL Certificates you will be expected to read and write longer and more complex texts.

Intermediate students can undertake VCE English as an alternative to this subject (with English Learning Leader approval)