English 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Pretorius


If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.

English is about developing effective communication skills, including written, spoken, and visual language. It is also about enriching our understanding of ourselves and our society by connecting with literature, history, society, and human nature. Language is vital to create understanding of ourselves, others, and the world around us.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students will learn about the conventions of different writing genres before crafting their own pieces of writing. The emphasis is on using controlled written language to form convincing ideas. Students will be exposed to a wide range of literature, promoting the growth of their own language skills.

Term 2
Students will be exposed to visual, oral and written texts, with a strong emphasis on student choice. Individuals are able to reflect on their strengths and engage in tasks to which support their own areas of interest. Developing confidence in oral communication is a significant goal.

Term 3
In Term 3, students will focus on reading a variety of texts for both pleasure and analysis. 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. Links between texts will assist students to form critical analysis.

Term 4
Preparation for exams will incorporate language 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.

Learning Areas:



English 3