English Advanced 2 Unit

ATAR Course


The course aims to develop critical and sophisticated use of English to enhance the personal, educational, social and vocational lives of students.

For Whom is the Course Intended?

The English Advanced course is designed for students who enjoy wide reading, writing both imaginatively and analytically, actively participating in class work and discussion, working independently and being challenged by new ideas.

It will appeal to accomplished users of language who have shown a particular interest in all aspects of English in Years 7 to 10, and who are self-motivated and organised learners.

Candidates with a passion for English should consider the Year 11 Extension 1 course as an additional 1 Unit. This is a pre-requisite if you are considering doing Extension 2 English for your HSC.


Students who are likely to attain a Grade A or B in Stage 5 are advised to study the English Advanced course.


Assessment will include HSC Examination – type tasks and a range of non-HSC Examination tasks such as creative responses and a multimodal presentation.

The external assessment is a written HSC Examination.


Subject costs are included in the College Resource Fee.

Other Costs: A mandatory component of both Year 11 and Year 12 courses is drama as performance text. Students are, therefore, expected to attend a live production in the course of their study. Parents will be notified of costs and details in an excursion letter closer to the date.