Every day we encounter a range of different texts and these texts aim to elicit a response in the audience.
In English, we work to help students make sense of how texts are created to encourage this response. We look at how text structures and language features are used by text creators to manipulate an audience and we show students how they can use these features in their own work.
Years 7 – 10
In Junior English, we work in accordance with the Australian Curriculum to develop the skills of students to understand, explain and convey issues in texts, identify and evaluate the use of text structures and language features and identify, explain and analyse the different perspectives in texts.
As students move from year 7 to year 10, their skills in these areas are developed and the tasks develop in complexity.
In Year 10, students make the choice of moving towards either an ATAR or non-ATAR pathway.
While students will continue to work within the boundaries of the Australian curriculum, the choices that they make allow us to tailor our teaching towards their interests and target the skills that they will need as they move into their chosen pathway.
Years 11 – 12
Students select from General English and Essential English depending on whether they want an academic or career-focused curriculum. Both courses are of two years duration.