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HSC  |  English (Studies)

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Course Description

This course is designed to meet the specific needs of students who wish to refine their skills and knowledge in English and consolidate their literacy skills. The English Studies course provides students with opportunities to become competent, confident and engaged communicators and to study and enjoy a breadth and variety of texts. Students explore the ideas, values, language forms, features and structures of texts in a range of personal, social, cultural, academic, community and workplace contexts. Through responding to and composing texts students strengthen their ability to access and comprehend information, assess its reliability, and synthesise the knowledge gained from a range of sources for a variety of purposes.


English (Studies)


2 (Preliminary and HSC)

Course Type

Board Developed

Topics studied in Year 11

  • Common Module: Achieving Through English
  • At least one other unit made up of numerous units which cover the remainder of Years 11 and 12

Topics studied in Year 12

  • Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences
  • At least two other units made up of numerous units which cover the remainder of Years 11 and 12

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.

However, this course is designed for students wishing to improve their everyday language skills.

How can this course help you in the future?

Not recommended for students wishing to go to University. 

Students interested in TAFE or trade-related careers are strongly advised to complete this course as it provides ample opportunities for students to improve their real world language skills.