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English (Advanced)


Course: English (Advanced)

Course No: 15140

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course

Exclusions: English (Standard); Fundamentals of English; English (EAL/D)



In the Preliminary English (Advanced) course, students explore the ways that events, experiences, ideas, values and processes are represented in and through texts and analyze the ways texts reflect different attitudes and values.

In the HSC English (Advanced) course students analyse and evaluate texts, and the ways that they are valued in their contexts.



Preliminary Course

The course has two sections:

  • Content common to the Standard and Advanced courses is undertaken through a Common Module – Reading to Write: Transition to Senior English. Students undertake close reading from quality texts and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to appreciate, understand, analyse and evaluate these texts.


HSC Course

The course has two sections:

  • The HSC Common Module - Texts and Human Experiences - consists of both HSC Standard and the HSC Advanced course, where students deepen their understanding of how texts represent individual and collective human experiences. Students are provided with opportunities to appreciate, explore, interpret, analyse and evaluate the ways language is used to shape these representations in a range of texts in a variety of forms, modes and media.
  • Modules requires students to identify, interpret, analyse and evaluate the textual features, conventions, contexts, values and purpose of a variety of prescribed texts. They will develop detailed analytical and critical knowledge, understanding and appreciation of a substantial literary text. Students will explore how texts shape meaning, which involves questions of textual integrity, and the ways in which texts are valued. Students will study one elective from each of three Modules A, B and C.


Particular Requirements across Stage 6 English (Advanced) Course students are required to:

  • a range of types of texts inclusive of prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media and digital texts.
  • 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
  • texts with a wide range of cultural, social and gender perspectives
  • integrated modes of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing as appropriate.

HSC English (Advanced) Course requires the close study of:

  • At least four types of prescribed text, one drawn from each of the following categories: Shakespearean drama; prose fiction; drama or film; poetry; non-fiction or media or multimedia texts
  • A wide range of additional related texts and textual forms
  • Prescribed stimulus booklet.