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It is our commitment to students successfully making and sharing meanings in their current and future lives, that drives the English program of study. Students are challenged to improve their skills, in reading, writing and speaking through a wide range of study paths.

YEAR 7, 8 & 9

In English, students further their language development by actively engaging in using language for a wide variety of genuine purposes and reflecting on its use.  English in year 7, 8 and 9 will prepare students for further study in later years, and for the NAPLAN tests of reading, writing and language conventions (grammar, and punctuation and spelling).  The course also prepares students for study in senior school. A major focus will be learning to write, particularly using the Write That Essay framework.

YEAR 10

English | English Extension

In English, students further their language development by actively engaging in using language for a wide variety of realistic purposes and thinking deeply on how it is used.   Students will continue to practise the skills and processes of reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing encountered in junior secondary.
YEAR 11 & 12

English – General Senior Subject

English focuses on the study of both literary texts and non-literary texts. English students will analyse perspectives and evidence, and challenge ideas and interpretations through the analysis and developing students as independent, innovative and creative learners and thinkers who appreciate the aesthetic use of language creation of varied texts.  Students are offered opportunities to interpret and create texts for personal, cultural, social and aesthetic purposes. They learn how language varies according to context, purpose and audience, content, modes and mediums, and how to use it appropriately and effectively for a variety of purposes. Students have opportunities to engage with diverse texts to help them develop a sense of themselves, their world and their place in it.  Students communicate effectively in Standard Australian English for the purposes of responding to and creating texts. They make choices about generic structures, language, textual features and technologies for participating actively in literary analysis and the creation of texts in a range of modes, mediums and forms, for a variety of purposes and audiences. They explore how literary and non-literary texts shape perceptions of the world, and consider ways in which texts may reflect or challenge social and cultural ways of thinking and influence audiences.

Literature – General Senior Subject

Literature focuses on the study of literary texts, developing students as independent, innovative and creative learners and thinkers who appreciate the aesthetic use of language, analyse perspectives and evidence, and challenge ideas and interpretations through the analysis and creation of varied literary texts.  Students engage with language and texts through a range of teaching and learning experiences to foster the skills to communicate effectively. They make choices about generic structures, language, textual features and technologies to participate actively in the dialogue and detail of literary analysis and the creation of imaginative and analytical texts in a range of modes, mediums and forms.  Students explore how literary texts shape perceptions of the world and enable us to enter the worlds of others. They explore ways in which literary texts may reflect or challenge social and cultural ways of thinking and influence audiences.

English as an Additional Language – General Senior Subject

English as an Additional Language is designed for students for whom English is not their first or home language. It develops students’ knowledge, understanding and language skills in Standard Australian English (SAE), and provides them with opportunities to develop higher-order thinking skills and to interpret and create texts for personal, cultural, social and aesthetic purposes.  Students have opportunities to engage with language and texts to foster the skills to communicate effectively in SAE for the purposes of responding to and creating literary and non-literary texts. They develop the language skills required to be competent users of written and spoken English in a variety of contexts, including academic contexts suitable for tertiary studies.  Students make choices about generic structures, language, textual features and technologies to best convey intended meaning in the most appropriate medium and genre. They explore the ways literary and non-literary texts may reflect or challenge social and cultural ways of thinking and influence audiences. Students develop empathy for others and appreciation of different perspectives through a study of a range of literary texts from diverse cultures and periods.
 
Essential English – Applied Senior Subject
Essential English develops and refines students’ understanding of language, literature and literacy to enable them to interact confidently and effectively with others in everyday, community and social contexts. Students recognise language and texts as relevant in their lives now and in the future and learn to understand, accept or challenge the values and attitudes in these texts.  Students engage with language and texts to foster skills to communicate confidently and effectively in Standard Australian English in a variety of contemporary contexts and social situations, including every day, social, community, further education and work-related contexts. They choose generic structures, language, language features and technologies to best convey meaning. They develop skills to read for meaning and purpose, and to use, critique and appreciate a range of contemporary literary and non-literary texts.  Students use language effectively to produce texts for a variety of purposes and audiences and engage creative and imaginative thinking to explore their own world and the worlds of others. They actively and critically interact with a range of texts, developing an awareness of how the language they engage with positions them and others.
 
If you require any further details, please contact:
Fiona Laing - Head of Department (English)
on 3714 2333 or flain1@eq.edu.au
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Last reviewed 04 June 2020
Last updated 04 June 2020