12 Essential English

SACE Stage 2:  20 Credits / 2 Semesters / English

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/en/web/essential-english/stage-2

Pre-Requisite:  Stage 1 Essential English 


In this subject students respond to and create texts in and for a range of personal, social, cultural, community, and/or workplace contexts. Students understand and interpret information, ideas, and perspectives in texts and consider ways in which language choices are used to create meaning.

Topics may include

Assessment type 1: responding to texts

  • website analysis
  • advertising response
  • biography review

Assessment type 2: creating texts

  • letter to the editor
  • newspaper report
  • procedural text

Assessment type 3: language study

  • choice topic


Students are assessed against the SACE stage 2 performance standards for English:

  • communication
  • comprehension
  • analysis
  • application

School assessment

  • assessment type 1: responding to texts
  • assessment type 2: creating texts

External assessment

  • assessment type 3: language study

Additional Information


Last Updated: June 2023