English Literature

English Literature

Course Summary

VCE Literature provides opportunities for you to develop an awareness of other people, places and cultures and explore the way texts represent the complexity of human experience. This subject equips you with skills to examine the evolving and dialogic nature of texts, the changing contexts in which they were produced and notions of value. You’ll develop an understanding and appreciation of literature, and an ability to reflect critically on the aesthetic and intellectual aspects of texts. The study of Literature enables you to consider the power and complexity of language, the ways literary features and techniques contribute to meaning and the significance of form and structure.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop critical and creative responses and deepen your understanding of the meaning of texts by studying literacy elements such as narrative, the characters, the language and structure of the text
  • Explore the impact of culture as an influence on understanding and interpretation of the text
  • Complete frequent and detailed reading and writing
  • Reflect and develop individual interpretations
  • Explore adaptations and transformations, creative responses to texts, literary perspectives and close analysis

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Texts Hire $13

Unit 3 & 4

Texts Hire $63

Pearson English Skills Workbook $51 (if not purchased previously)

Learning Area Contact

English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb