English Extension 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 5AEN or ENX1, you will need HOD approval.

The Extension English course is about developing effective communication skills within written, spoken, and visual language. There is a focus on connecting literature with society in order to take ideas out of the vacuum of the text. Extrapolating these ideas allows us to enrich our understanding of the world around us, as well as our place in it. There is an extended text component to this course, wherein you will be challenged to consider these connections between text, self, and society. 

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
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.

Learning Areas:



English 3, English Extension 3

Career Pathways

Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Journalist, Solicitor, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Barrister, Author, Primary School Teacher