English in Year 12
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English in Year 12 Downloadable Text Articles


Insight Text Articles on all current VCE English/EAL texts are available from the Insight Publications website - click on the 'Purchase and download' buttons below.

Customers who have purchased the latest English in Year 12 (or Year 12 English Skills) can download these articles for free. Click on the 'Purchase and download' button and select an article, then proceed to the Customer Information page. Find the code near the front of your book and enter it next to 'coupon code'. This will remove the cost of your article.

Students and teachers of EAL should look out for our forthcoming titles EAL: Studying Texts and EAL: Studying Contexts (available in Term 3). Owners of these textbooks will also be able to download free text articles on current Year 12 texts.

Please note that existing members will no longer automatically be able to download free Year 12 text articles unless they purchase the current edition of English in Year 12, Year 12 English Skills or one of the EAL titles.

Other customers can purchase and download Insight Text Articles for $5 each.

Purchase English in Year 12 Text Articles



  • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  • Brooklyn, Colm Toibin
  • Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood
  • In the Country of Men, Hisham Matar
  • Ransom, David Malouf
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid
  • Things We Didn't See Coming, Steven Amsterdam
  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
  • Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks

Short stories

  • Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, Raymond Carver


  • Cosi, Louis Nowra
  • Henry IV Part I, William Shakespeare
  • Twelve Angry Men, Reginald Rose



  • Selected Poems – Gwen Harwood
  • The War Poems – Wilfred Owen

Film texts

  • The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (Director: Rolf de Heer), 2001
  • On the Waterfront (Director: Elia Kazan), 1954

Nonfiction texts

  • Bypass: the story of a road, Michael McGirr
  • Dear America – Letters Home from Vietnam, Bernard Edelman
  • Stasiland, Anna Funder
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The imaginative landscape

  • One Night the Moon (Director: Rachel Perkins)
  • Peripheral Light, Selected and New Poems, by John Kinsella
  • The View from Castle Rock, Alice Munro
  • Tirra Lirra by the River, Jessica Anderson

Whose reality?

  • Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
  • Spies, Michael Frayn
  • The Lot, by Michael Leunig
  • The Player (Director: Robert Altman), 1992


Encountering conflict

  • Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht
  • Paradise Road (Director: Bruce Beresford)
  • The Quiet American, by Graham Greene
  • The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif, R Hillman and N Mazari

Exploring issues of identity and belonging

  • Growing Up Asian in Australia, Alice Pung
  • Skin, dir. Anthony Fabian
  • Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Ray Lawler
  • The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers