English is the only compulsory subject.

English students will be assessed in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Viewing
  • Representing.

ESL, Standard and Advanced English are assessed through school based assessments and external exams.

Fundamentals and English Studies students are assessed through school based assessments only - there are no external exams.


Some rules apply for the different courses, so choose carefully.


ESL Course Entry Requirements:

    • Student has used English as the language of instruction for five years or less.
    • Student has been educated overseas.
    • Student with an interrupted education
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Ilander students from Indigenous communities where standard English is not the language of the local community. ~