NSW HSC English Standard Modules Print Workbook

Author: Shelley McNamara, Publisher: Qwiller

HSC Standard English is a practical hybrid writing and study guide designed to prepare students for HSC English Standard Paper 2 – Modules. Effective writing strategies for imaginative and analytical writing and modelled responses written to syllabus requirements are included to help students develop their understanding of the prescribed texts and comprehensively write responses for each module in the HSC English Standard Examination, Paper 2.

This workbook includes material on:

  • syllabus requirements for each module
  • understanding Module A: Language, Identity and Culture
  • analysis of language forms and features in all prescribed texts for Module A & Module B
  • how writers use language imaginatively in the prescribed texts for Module C
  • analytical writing strategies and modelled responses
  • craft of writing strategies and modelled responses
  • sample Paper 2 exam and marking criteria

Through using this book students will gain a thorough understanding of how texts communicate key ideas and concepts relevant to the Standard Modules through language forms and features and key ideas and concepts. Using this book allows students to:

  • work independently or with the guidance of a teacher while directed by syllabus-based modelled responses
  • develop their analytical writing skills for Module A & Module B
  • develop their imaginative, discursive and persuasive writing skills for Module C
  • reflect on their own process of writing imaginatively
  • develop knowledge of and skills in writing about their prescribed texts
  • develop skills in connecting key concepts in their prescribed texts for school-based assessment


  • 1 Paper 2 Syllabus Requirements
  • 2 Module A: Language, Identity and Culture
  • 3 Analytical Writing
  • 4 Module C: The Craft Of Writing
  • 5 Sample HSC English Standard Exam
  • 6 The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories by Henry Lawson
  • 7 Small Island by Andrea Levy
  • 8 Contemporary Asian Australian Poets by Adam Aitken, Kim Cheng Boey and Michelle Cahill (eds)
  • 9 Inside My Mother by Ali Cobby Eckermann
  • 10 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler
  • 11 Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
  • 12 Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah by Alana Valentine
  • 13 Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung
  • 14 One Night the Moon by Rachel Perkins
  • 15 The Castle by Rob Sitch
  • 16 Reindeer in My Saami Heart by Janet Merewether
  • 17 Feed by MT Anderson
  • 18 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • 19 Coast Road by Robert Gray
  • 20 Selected Poems of Oodgeroo Noonuccal
  • 21 Namatjira by Scott Rankin
  • 22 A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • 23 Stasiland by Anna Funder
  • 24 The Truman Show by Peter Weir
  • 25 Frank Hurley - The Man Who Made History by Simon Nasht
  • 25 The Craft of Writing and Prose Fiction
  • 26 The Craft of Writing and Nonfiction
  • 27 The Craft of Writing and Speeches
  • 28 The Craft of Writing and Poetry
  • List of Texts
More Information
Year Level Year 12
Edition 1st
Date of Publication August 2019
ISBN 9781925624786
Subject English, English Standard
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