English Standard 2 Unit

ATAR Course


The course aims to develop proficiency in English to enhance the personal, educational, social and vocational lives of students.  It is the course that most students will undertake in Stage 6.

For Whom is the Course Intended?

The English Standard course caters for a broad range of abilities, from students who have basic literacy skills to those who are competent in reading and writing.

The course provides a wide experience in English, encompassing a varied range of quality literature from the past and modern reading and viewing studied in relationship to contemporary Australian culture and other cultures.  Emphasis is placed on providing students with the opportunity to become confident and effective communicators.


Students who are likely to attain a Grade C or D in Stage 5 are strongly advised to study the Standard English Course, if they wish to obtain an ATAR.


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.