The study of English at VCE level contributes to the development of literate individuals capable of critical and creative thinking – essential skills in all fields of employment.
Through engagement with texts from the contemporary world and from the past, and using texts from Australia and from other cultures, students studying VCE English become confident, articulate and critically aware communicators and further develop a sense of themselves, their world and their place within it. English helps equip students for participation in a democratic society and the global community.
Images: Some of the current books read in VCE English
Units 1 & 2
In units 1 and 2 students read and respond to texts analytically and creatively. They analyse arguments and the use of persuasive language in texts and create their own texts intended to position readers to accept their point of view. Students develop their skills in creating written, spoken and multimodal texts. They also compare the presentation of ideas, issues and themes in texts.
Units 3 & 4
In units 3 and 4 students read and respond to texts analytically and creatively and they analyse arguments and the use of persuasive language in texts. Students compare the presentation of ideas, issues and themes in different texts and they also create an oral presentation intended to position audiences about an issue currently debated in the media.