English - HSC

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English Extension 2

In the Library

  • The Young Writers Showcase series features outstanding major works by HSC English Extension 2 students.
  • You can find copies of the Young Writers Showcase in the HSC Information area shelves on LG2 in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.
  • This series contains a broad selection of the highest scoring major works presented by English Extension 2 students from 2011 to current.
  • They include short stories, poetry, critical responses and scripts plus a reflection statement from each student about their creative process.

Using the library catalogue for Extension 2

Use the library catalogue to find publications and criticism in your chosen genre, as well as writing guidebooks. Search by Subject using the term ‘authorship’; for example:

  • short story authorship
  • poetry authorship
  • motion picture authorship
  • nonfiction authorship
  • authorship handbooks manuals

Options include browsing by nationality (eg. short stories American) or genre alone (eg. playwriting).

Eresources for Extension 2

See the eresources pages at left for recommendations of specific databases for different genres of writing:

Extension 2 Reflection Statements


20th Young Writers Showcase


Advice on English Extension 2 Major Works from NESA