The Discipline of English encourages students to learn to appreciate, enjoy and use language.
Students develop a sense of the richness of the English language and its power to evoke feelings, to form and convey ideas, to inform, to discuss, to persuade, to entertain, and to argue.
Key Study Areas
In Year 7 English, students read, write and present a range of short narrative, persuasive and poetic texts before learning how to make an expository text response to a novel. They are also introduced to reading conferences through our reading program.
In year 8 English, students develop their skills in creative, expository and persuasive response to set texts, as well as making a critical inquiry in response to a short play. They continue to be supported in independent reading through our reading program.
In year 9 English, students develop their skills in film analysis, oral point of view and creative response to a novel as well as learning foundational language analysis skills. They continue to be supported in independent reading through our reading program.
In Year 10 English students explore, analyse and create a wide range of texts and media in print and electronic forms, including imaginative literature, popular fiction and non-fiction, personal writing, everyday communication, film and other multimedia texts. They complete assessment tasks that mirror those they will encounter in their VCE.
In Year 11 English students will read a range of texts, particularly narrative and persuasive texts, in order to comprehend, appreciate and analyse the ways in which texts are constructed and interpreted. Students will develop competence and confidence in creating written, oral and multi modal texts.
In Year 12 students read and respond to texts analytically and critically. They analyse arguments and the use of persuasive language in texts. They also compare the presentation of ideas, issues and themes in texts. They create an oral presentation intended to position audiences about an issue currently debated in the media.