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Years Seven and Eight English seeks to help students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature to expand the scope of their experience.  The study of English “helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them” (ACARA, 2014).

In Years Seven and Eight, students interpret, create, evaluate, discuss and present a wide range of texts to inform and persuade. This includes media texts, advertising, multimodal texts, novels and films. Through study of these texts students explore themes of human experience, ethical dilemmas and interpersonal relationships from a Biblical perspective.

The primary focus on English in Years Seven and Eight is on the development of skills, encompassing analysis, comprehension, reading and writing skills.

Students are assessed against two modes: Receptive (reading, listening and viewing) and Productive (speaking, writing and creating).

Year Seven and Eight English seeks to help students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature to expand the scope of their experience.  The study of English “helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them” (ACARA, 2014).

Years Nine and Ten English seeks to help students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature to expand the scope of their experience.  The study of English “helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them” (ACARA, 2014).


In Years Nine and Ten, students interpret, create, evaluate, discuss and perform a wide range of texts to inform and persuade. This includes media texts, online texts, poetry, multimodal texts, novels and plays. Through study of these texts students explore themes of human experience, ethical dilemmas and interpersonal relationships from a Biblical perspective.

Students are assessed against two modes: Receptive (reading, listening and viewing) and Productive (speaking, writing and creating).

Senior English is a prerequisite for every tertiary course and forms an essential foundation for communication in every occupation. The course is designed to improve students’ analytical, critical reading and viewing, as well as personal form and creative expression. As such, undertaking this course will require significant effort and time dedicated to reading and researching outside of class time, as well as extensive time dedicated to constructing, drafting, presenting and submitting quality, in-depth assessment pieces.


The Senior English course focuses on four main areas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Identity. Each of these areas will be discussed in depth, through examinations of historical and current ethics, ideologies, and philosophies in fiction and non-fiction works. All of these areas ultimately find their real foundation in the character of God.


While English is important for every occupation, specific jobs include but are not limited to: journalist, historian, teacher, author, academic, public relations, advertising, and jobs in the media industry.


Students will usually be required to be achieving a C or above in Year Ten English, and will need to have foundational English reading and writing skills.

English Communication
English is an essential foundation for communication in both personal and work situations. The study of English Communication is done through a Christian worldview focusing on character and worldviews through concepts of employment, heroes, the world and leaving home.


Senior High English Communication is designed to assist students to develop their abilities in a range of language and literary competencies in the areas of work, leisure and community. Students are given opportunities to explore how English is used in practical ways throughout the community, as well as how texts can be enjoyed for their aesthetic properties.

This course aims to allow students the opportunities to develop their ability to use language appropriately and purposefully, and comprehend and engage in a range of texts.

Senior High English Communication is not appropriate for students intending to go on to study at university.

 

In Years Seven and Eight, students interpret, create, evaluate, discuss and present a wide range of texts to inform and persuade. This includes media texts, advertising, multimodal texts, novels and films. Through study of these texts students explore themes of human experience, ethical dilemmas and interpersonal relationships from a Biblical perspective.

 

The primary focus on English in Years Seven and Eight is on the development of skills, encompassing analysis, comprehension, reading and writing skills.

 

Students are assessed against two modes: Receptive (reading, listening and viewing) and Productive (speaking, writing and creating).

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