English (Stage 1) 20 Credits, 2 Semesters

Entry Recommendations: A pass in Year 10 English, or by negotiation with the English Coordinator.

This course is recommended for students who plan to not study English Literary Studies in Year 12, however enjoy English and wish to hone their writing and analytical skills. Please note: enrolment in this subject does not terminate the possibility of studying English in Year 12 - entry can be granted with teacher recommendation.

Students will have the opportunity to further develop their skills in reading, viewing, writing, speaking and listening. In particular they will spend time critically analysing authors’ choices in texts (written and film) and hone their articulation skills in response to this analysis. Students will also create their own texts for a range of purposes. Furthermore, they will compare and contrast relationships between texts and/or demonstrate how their knowledge of other texts has influenced the creation of their own texts.

Overall English aims to create a more articulate, astute and analytical student.

Assessment is school based with 4-5 summative tasks per semester. At least one of these should be delivered as an oral or multi-modal presentation. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning each semester through the following assessment types:

  • Responding to Texts
  • Creating Texts
  • Intertextual Study