Course description Stage 4 - Years 7 and 8
English is the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts of varying complexity through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected.
In Stage 4 students respond to literary and other texts for enjoyment and to expand their perspectives on their own lives. Some of the texts students will engage with include novels, poetry, plays, film and other digital texts. Students will create a variety of texts with a focus on their specific forms and features.
Course description Stage 5 - Years 9 and 10
In Stage 5 students will build on the skills they have learnt in Stage 4. They will respond to and compose a range of imaginative, factual and critical texts using different modes and technologies. Students are encouraged to develop a personal style in their compositions and there is an emphasis on planning, drafting, conferencing, editing and reflecting. Students will respond to texts from different times and cultures that offer a range of perspectives. Some of the texts students will engage with include novels, poetry, Shakespeare, film and other digital texts.
Course description Stage 6 - Years 11 and 12
Students can elect to study the following courses. Please note that English is a compulsory subject for Stage 6.