YEAR 10 ENGLISH (VCE English preparation)

Students planning on a future VCE pathway should select Year 10 English (VCE English Preparation.)

This course is designed to develop and extend a student’s language competencies in reading, writing, speaking and listening. At this level, students are beginning to explore and respond to more complex ideas and issues through reading and viewing a wide range of texts.

Texts to be studied may include plays, news articles, short story collections, poetry, novels and films. Responses to texts will be required both in writing and verbally at different points in each unit.

In Year 10 English, students study the effects of audience and purpose on texts and start to apply this knowledge when constructing appropriate written and spoken texts of their own. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills and work habits that will assist students in future VCE studies.


Students planning on a future VCAL pathway should select Foundation VCAL Literacy. This course is designed to further develop a student’s specific literacy skills that will be required for future success in Intermediate and Senior VCAL studies.

PLEASE NOTE: It is compulsory for all Year 10 students to select either Year 10 English or Foundation VCAL Literacy.