English is a core subject for all students from Years 7-10. In English, students learn the skills required to improve their effectiveness as communicators in written and spoken language.
The three domains in English are:
Our teaching and learning program in English is designed to develop and assess students’ skills and progress in these three areas. Students are given the opportunity to learn at their level with support, mainstream and advanced classes being run. There are also opportunities for students to move flexibly between classes at times as teachers utilise our open plan learning spaces.
English homework is generally based around spelling and the use of our National English Skills textbook, but can also include reading assignments or the completion of class tasks. Most students will have regular English homework scheduled into their learning programs.
Extension opportunities in English include the annual Writers Camp, opportunities to participate in national competitions and the study of Literature, which is offered as an elective at Years 9 and 10.