English is the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. Learning English encompasses learning the language, learning through the language, and learning about the language.
English Learning Support
This course is for students who can benefit from the reinforcement of vocabulary and concepts through pictures, graphics and video.
Literacy aims to develop students' ability to read, write, speak and listen in a way that lets us communicate effectively and make sense of the world.
This course helps students to understand what media are, the relationships between the various actors in a media environment—including technologies, institutions, policies, and regulations, producers, content, and audiences—and the media’s role in larger processes and fields such as government, finance, globalization, and representation.
Our year 9 and 10 courses cover reading, writing, presenting, and response to texts. We expose our students to different text types throughout the year in preparation for senior English. These texts incorporate novels, poetry, short stories, films, and many others in order to understand the world around us.
We have two courses for each year level. These courses offer a range of achievement standards that align with the needs of our students. Each teacher in our English team is able able to structure these courses to suit the requirements and abilities of each student.