To obtain a VCE, all students are required to satisfactorily complete three units from the English group, including a Units 3/4 sequence selected from:
- English/English as an Additional Language
- English Language
Specific eligibility requirements apply to students who wish to study English as an Additional Language (EAL).
All of the English group studies are rigorous, with elements that challenge students in different ways. English/EAL remains the most common and accessible English study for all VCE students, and is recommended for all students in Units 1/2.
Students may select multiple English group subjects in Units 1/2, and subsequently decide which subject combination to study in Units 3/4. It is also possible, and advisable for talented English students to complete more than one English group subject in Unit 3/4.
Advice Year 10 into 11
In considering their pathway, all students are encouraged to consult with their Year 10 English teacher, who will be well placed to evaluate each student’s strengths and preferences.
Students may choose from any of the three English group subjects: English/EAL, English Language and Literature. It is recommended for some students when choosing to study Units 1/2 English Language or Units 1/2 Literature that they consider studying English/EAL alongside these subjects to keep their options open. Students may then choose which English group subject(s) to pursue in Units 3/4.
Students considering English Language or Literature as their only English group subject should have a consistent record of academic achievement and learning behaviours.
Advice Year 11 into 12
At the end of Year 11, students decide which subject they would like to complete as their English group subject in Year 12. Students considering English Language or Literature as their only English group subject in Unit 3/4 should have a consistent record of academic achievement and learning behaviours.
Students may be asked to interview with the Head of English to confirm their selections.