While English is compulsory in the VCE, the college aims to provide the maximum choice to students regarding the specific English they select in their VCE program.

The college offers a range of VCE English Subjects: English, EAL, English Language and Literature. Students are encouraged to choose the English best suited to their interests, strengths and aspirations.

All of the VCE English subjects develop the fundamental literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.


English aims to develop student’s critical understanding and mastery of the English Language and to help them communicate in a wide range of social context.

English Language

This subject explores the underlying structures of language (grammar), how language is acquired, the role of Context in shaping language use and the development and nature of Australian English.


This course focuses specifically on all aspects of the reading and response to texts. Genres covered include the novel, drama and poetry. Students are encouraged to explore the wider social context of what they read and study and to consider the different ways texts can be interpreted.