Students learn about the English language and how to use it effectively. The study of English plays a vital role in the development of literacy, enhances students’ learning in all areas of the curriculum and provides them with the communication skills and critical understanding of language necessary for active participation in society.
Learning Area Outcomes There are nine Learning Area outcomes:
English – 1211
Students study a general course of English focusing on the development of speaking, listening, viewing, reading and writing skills. They study letter writing, fairytales, film and poetry. There is also a focus on grammatical skills.
English – 1221
Students continue to study a general course of English focusing on the development of speaking, listening, viewing, reading and writing skills. The focus is on news reports, advertising, oral skills, and essay writing. Grammatical skills are further developed.
English – 1231
Students study narrative form in texts, with a focus on short stories, poetry and film. A reading programme is part of this course. Students are assessed on their performance in speaking, listening, viewing, reading and writing.
English – 1241
Students study narrative positioning in media and fiction texts. They examine drama and feature articles, and begin the study of critical writing in essay form. A reading programme is part of this course. Students are assessed on their performance in speaking, listening, viewing, reading and writing.
English – 1251
Students study poetic forms, critical essay writing, comprehension skills and drama. All students keep a reading log as part of this course.
English – 1261
Students study a variety of media texts focusing on written, oral and visual advertising. They complete critical essays in response to novels, films and short stories. Students continue to keep a reading log and produce a creative writing folio.
Course Availability in English
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