English

Year 9 English is built around the three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy. These strands focus upon developing students’ understanding of the English language, its history and its grammar; the many different styles as forms that literature is presented in; and their skills in articulating their knowledge through speaking, writing and creating.

The Year 9 English program allows students to interact dynamically with each other and with their teachers and reflect critically upon their work and the work of others. Students engage with a variety of literary, media and multimodal texts and create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive pieces, both in writing, as multimodal work and as oral presentations. Students also study and use complex language and grammar, learning how to use and adapt it to better suit their purposes.

Requirements of the course include:

  • Maintaining an organised and up -to-date workbook.
  • Completing pieces of writing in different styles and for different purposes and audiences.
  • Reading texts.
  • Participating in small group and whole class discussions about texts, ideas, themes and issues.
  • Delivering formal oral presentations using multimedia elements to enhance their presentation.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and skills in the two end of semester examinations.

Contact Teacher - Alex Connor