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HSC  |  English (Advanced)

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Course Description

In the English Advanced course, students continue to explore opportunities to investigate complex ideas in challenging texts, to evaluate, emulate and employ powerful, creative and sophisticated ways to use language to make meaning, and to find enjoyment in literature. Students refine their understanding of the dynamic relationship between language, texts and meaning. They do this through critical study and through the skilful and creative use of language forms and features, and of structures of texts composed for different purposes in a range of contexts. Through study of the course modules students continue to develop their skills to question, reconsider and refine meaning through language, and to reflect on their own processes of responding, composing and learning.


English (Advanced)


2 (Preliminary and HSC)

Course Type

Board Developed

Topics studied in Year 11

  • Reading to Write
  • Narratives that Shape our World
  • Critical Study of Text

Topics studied in Year 12

  • Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences
  • Module A: Textual Conversations
  • Module B: Critical Study of Text
  • Module C: The Craft of Writing

What do you do in this course?

Read, discuss, analyse and compose texts of varying types for various purposes, all designed to enhance your ability to communicate effectively and understand the world we live in.

How can this course help you in the future?

This is the most challenging course in English. It is ideal for those who wish to go onto further tertiary education in every field.