English

Overview

Studies in English aim to develop and extend a student’s language competencies in reading, writing, speaking and listening. At this level, students are beginning to explore and respond to more complex ideas and issues through reading and viewing a wide range of texts.

Texts to be studied may include plays, news articles, short story collections, poetry anthologies, novels and film texts. Responses to texts will be required both in writing and verbally, at different points in each unit.

In English, students study the effect of audience and purpose on texts and start to apply this knowledge when constructing appropriate written and spoken texts of their own. Emphasis is also placed on development of skills and work habits that will assist students in future studies.

To complement their English studies, students currently in the Enhanced Learning Program (ELP) class and students who show exceptional talent in English may be advised to select the Extension English course. This offers an enriched learning experience within the curriculum area.