Links to Foundation to Year 10

Links to Foundation to Year 10

Each senior secondary English subject draws upon, develops and emphasises different knowledge, understandings, skills and processes related to the strands of Language, Literature and Literacy used in the Foundation to Year 10 curriculum. The emphasis differs according to the nature of each subject. While each senior secondary English subject places a different emphasis on the three strands, each subject is expected to advance skills in each of the strands.



English retains a balance of each strand whereas Literature has its primary focus on engagement with and analysis of literary texts.

English as an Additional Language or Dialect

While students encounter, respond to, analyse and create a wide range of literary texts in EAL/D, the focus of the units is on language learning and the development of oral language and literacy skills in SAE.

Essential English

In Essential English, although literary texts remain an important component of the subject, the primary focus is on the development and demonstration of literacy and language skills in everyday, social and community contexts.


Literature has as its primary focus, engagement with and analysis of literary texts.