The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. English competence is a compulsory requirement for secondary graduation and for entry to all post-compulsory education and training.
The English programs in Years 7 -12 are designed to develop the knowledge and skills of all students to enable them to maximise their potential. To achieve the outcomes of the course, all students will need to complete sufficient work during class time and submit a minimum number of assignments and other designated work.The details of these requirements are made clear to students at the beginning of each section of work.
All students are required to have a diary file, exercise book and lined paper. Teachers will explain the use of these materials in the teaching and learning program.
Specific homework tasks will be set. There is also an expectation that any work not completed in class time will be finished at home. Every student should be:
Through these aspects of the English course, skills in the use and understanding of language are developed.
Students are given opportunities to use language as writer, speaker and performer. Their comprehension skills are also developed through reading, viewing, listening and writing.