English

The Year 10 English curriculum is built around three strands: Language, Literature and Literacy. The course aims to ensure that students further refine their skills in creating, writing, reading, viewing, speaking and listening. Students interact in a range of face-to-face and online/virtual environments. Students engage with a variety of texts and examine the contexts in which these texts have been created and read. They interpret, create, evaluate, discuss and perform a wide range of literary texts with themes and issues involving levels of abstraction, higher order reasoning and inter-textual references. Students develop a critical understanding of the contemporary media, and the differences betweenmedia texts. Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts including narratives, procedures, performances, reports, discussions, literary analyses, transformations of texts and reviews.

Class Work and Assessment

  • Completing pieces of writing for different audiences and purposes and of varying lengths and styles
  • Reading from a wide range of texts and responding to them
  • Participating in individual, paired and group activities related to texts, themes, arguments and 
ideas being studied
  • Listening effectively in order to critically evaluate
  • Participating in oral activities such as discussion, debates and more formal oral presentations
  • Demonstrating knowledge and skills in the two end of semester examinations

Please note that further studies in English are possible by taking the English unit offered in the elective program.

Contact Teacher - Alex Connor