Oxford VCE English - Units 3+4 (2012-2014): Student Book + obook/assess (Print & Digital)

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Availability: Out of Stock Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780195578225 Brand/Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: Australian CurriculumEnglishEnglish

Part of the series Oxford VCE English 3 & 4.

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Oxford’s premium senior English title Oxford VCE English 3&4 has been fully revised to provide users with more content flexibility, while still offering the most up-to-date coverage of all Areas of Study for VCE English Units 3&4.


  • delivers AOS 2 context chapters online, updated annually as the text list changes
  • offers additional online resources including selected AOS 1 articles and complete practice exams
  • offers innovative digital resources including an obook with textbook


  • Student Book
  • obook

The stand-alone digital obook offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of all Areas of Studies for VCE English. Featuring yearly updates for all context in AOS 2, Oxford VCE English 3&4 obook is the ideal solution for schools looking for a flexible digital resource that will help students to achieve success in all outcomes and the end-of-year examination.


Part 1 Reading and Responding

  • 1 Overview of AOS 1
  • 2 Understanding structure, features and conventions
  • 3 Understanding characters
  • 4 Understanding ideas, themes and values
  • 5 Interpreting texts
  • 6 Assessment resources

Part 2 Creating and Presenting

  • 1 Overview of AOS 2
  • 2 Assessment resources

Part 3 Using Language to Persuade

  • 1 Overview of AOS 3
  • 2 Persuasive language, persuasive texts
  • 3 Analysing persuasive texts
  • 4 Presenting a point of view
  • 5 Assessment resources

obook-only content

AOS 2 – Creating and Presenting

Exploring Issues of Identity and Belonging

  • 1 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, by Ray Lawler
  • 2 Skin, directed by Anthony Fabian
  • 3 Growing Up Asian in Australia, edited by Alice Pung
  • 4 The Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers
  • 5 Assessment tasks

Whose Reality?

  • 1 The Lot, by Michael Leunig
  • 2 Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
  • 3 The Player, directed by Robert Altman
  • 4 Spies, by Michael Frayn
  • 5 Assessment tasks

The Imaginative Landscape

  • 1 Peripheral Light, by John Kinsella
  • 2 The View from Castle Rock, by Alice Munro
  • 3 Tirra Lirra By the River, by Jessica Anderson
  • 4 One Night the Moon, directed by Rachel Perkins
  • 5 Assessment tasks

Encountering Conflict

  • 1 Life of Galileo, by Bertolt Brecht
  • 2 The Quiet American, by Graham Greene
  • 3 The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif, by Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman
  • 4 Paradise Road, directed by Bruce Beresford
  • 5 Assessment tasks

About the Authors

Michael Horne is Head of English at Ave Maria College in Essendon. He has a number of years experience teaching VCE English and Literature. Michael has presented at VATE conferences for Area of Study 2 – Creating and Presenting.

Ryan Johnstone has ten years experience teaching English and ESL in Australia and England. He is currently the Deputy Head of English at Scotch College in Hawthorn. Ryan has presented for VATE on the new VCE English/ESL Study Design.

Susan Leslie taught VCE English for ten years and assessed VCE English exams for a number of years. She has recently been travelling overseas as well as developing the Oxford VCE English series.

ISBN 9780195578225
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 12,
Author(s) Michael Horne, Ryan Johnstone& Susan Leslie

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