English Accelerated - Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Fry

English is about developing language skills that help us understand and communicate with the world around us. Literature  connects students with history, society and human nature. Language is vital to create understanding of ourselves and others, creating empathy. The ability to organise information in a logical, concise manner is essential in all aspects of study and employment.

This course is for Accelerated students and comprises of the following units:
- Writing Portfolio
- Close Reading of Unfamiliar Text
- Response to Written Text
- Personal Responses to Independently Read Texts
- Speech or Analysing Connections Between Texts

Course Overview

Term 1
Students will be exposed to a wide array of literature. They will learn about the the key ways language is used and the conventions of different genres. The analysis of text will enable students to experiment with their own writing, producing their own portfolio. The emphasis is on experimentation through challenging narrative voice, use of figurative language and established structure.

Term 2
In Term 2, students will focus on reading a variety of texts for both pleasure and analysis. Students will be exposed to visual, oral and written texts, with a strong emphasis on student choice. Relating personally to issues within literature is important, considering how it is a reflection of our society over time. Discussions will incorporate our own perspectives, opinions and values.

Term 3
Close study of a written text enables students to develop expertise. They work to solidify understanding of the purpose and crafting, and to convey this in a structured and supported manner. Developing confidence in oral communication is a significant goal.

Term 4
Preparation for exams will incorporate literary essays, vocabulary and text analysis. Study skills will be utilised by students, with support from staff. Individuals will be empowered to develop organisation and drive, through goal setting and personal reflection.


English Extension - Level 3


If you did not gain an Excellence endorsement from Level 1 English, you will need HOD approval.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91106 v2 English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
Term: 3, Week: 10
A.S. 91101 v2 English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
Term: 1, Week: 10
A.S. 91100 v2 English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
Term: 4, Week: 4
A.S. 91098 v3 English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
Term: 4, Week: 4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

This course enhances the opportunity to gain Level 2 Literacy and University Entrance. The academic nature of the subject matter promotes skills required in tertiary institutions. Trades, Armed Forces, Broadcaster, Reporter, Interpreter, Training Consultant, Librarian, Curator, Communications, Marketing Manager, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor, Lawyer, Publisher, Account Executive, Account Supervisor, Actor/actress, Administration, Administrative & Program Director, Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr., Advertising, Advertising Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative, Announcer, Application Developer, Archivist, Area Coordinator, Assistant Account Executive, Assistant Editor/Production Editor, Associate Company Manager, Associate Director of Publicity, Associate Editor, Associate/Public Accountant, Attorney, Author, Bank Officer, Book Publisher, Bookstore manager, Broadcast Advertising Manager, Broadcasting, Business Operations Senior Planner, Buyer, Career Counselor, Certified Public Accountant, Child Care Specialist/Teacher, Columnist, Commodities Trader, Communication, Communication Skills Trainer, Communications Assistant, Community Affairs Specialist, Computer Manager/Consultant, Confidential Assistant Exec


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