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English - Extension 1

1 unit for Year 12 Course

Board Developed Category A

Exclusions: English Standard; English Studies; English EAL/D

Prerequisite: Students are expected to have studied the English Extension (Year 11) Course.

Corequisite: Students are expected to be studying or have studied English Advanced Year 12 Course.

Course Costs: $10.00 

In the English Extension 1 Year 12 Course, students explore, investigate, experiment with and evaluate the ways texts represent and illuminate the complexity of individual and collective lives in literary worlds.

Students will develop skills to work independently to experiment with language forms, features and structures and to engage with complex levels of conceptualisation.

The course has one common module, Literary Worlds, with five associated electives.

Students must complete one elective chosen from one of the five electives offered for study.

The electives are

  • Literary homelands
  • Worlds of upheaval
  • Reimagined worlds
  • Literary mindscapes
  • Intersecting worlds

Particular Course Requirements

Across Stage 6 the selection of texts should give students experience of the following as appropriate:

  • texts which are widely regarded as quality literature, including a range of literary texts written about intercultural experiences and the peoples and cultures of Asia
  • a range of Australian texts, including texts by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander authors and those that give insights into diverse experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • a range of types of texts drawn from prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media, multimedia and digital texts.

In the English Extension 1 course students are required to study:

  • at least three prescribed texts for the elective study which must include two extended print texts (as outlined in the English Stage 6 Prescriptions: Modules, Electives and Texts Higher School Certificate 2019–2023 document)
  • at least TWO related texts.

Course Contact: Ms Kim Desborough, Head Teacher: English (Relieving)