Our English program of study ensures students successfully make and share meanings. Through curriculum engaging the development of reading, writing and speaking skills, students are challenged to improve their skills to assist them in their current and future lives. The English program also opens up a wide range of study paths.
Year 7, 8, 9 and 10
The English curriculum is built around developing students' knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment and to help create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them.
The range of literary texts includes media texts, novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction including texts from Asia, marginalised groups, and non-First Nations and First Nations People of Australia. Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts including narratives, procedures, performances, reports, discussions, literary analyses, transformations of texts and reviews.
English helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them.
Year 11 and 12
General English offers students opportunities to enjoy language and be empowered as functional, purposeful, creative and critical language users who understand how texts can convey and transform personal and cultural perspectives. Students are offered opportunities to become literate citizens by drawing on a repertoire of plays, novels, poems, short stories and media texts in order to interpret and create texts for personal, cultural, social and aesthetic purposes. They learn how language varies according to context, purpose and audience and how to use it appropriately and effectively for a variety of purposes. Students develop a sense of themselves, their world and their place in it.
The subject Literature focuses on the study of literary texts, developing students as independent, innovative and creative learners and thinkers who appreciate the aesthetic use of language, analyse perspectives and evidence, and challenge ideas and interpretations through the analysis and creation of varied literary texts. Students enjoy engaging in an array of novels, plays, poetry and short stories, while developing an understanding of the use of aesthetic features before manipulating these features in their own creative writing. A course of study in Literature promotes open-mindedness, imagination, critical awareness and intellectual flexibility — skills that prepare students for local and global citizenship, and for lifelong learning across a wide range of contexts.
The subject Essential English develops and refines students’ understanding of language, literature and literacy to enable them to interact confidently and effectively with others in everyday, community and social contexts. The subject encourages students to read or meaning and purpose while also appreciating a variety of contemporary texts. This course of study promotes open-mindedness, imagination, critical awareness and intellectual flexibility — skills that prepare students for local and global citizenship, and for lifelong learning across a wide range of contexts.