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Junior Secondary - 7, 8, 9, 10


Participation in many aspects of Australian life depends on effective communication in Standard Australian English. In addition, proficiency in English is invaluable globally. The study of English also helps students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature from a range of cultures. In English, students will learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on a range of texts. They will appreciate, enjoy and use the English language to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, entertain, persuade and argue. Furthermore, students will understand how Standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms to create meaning.


English Extension (Year 10)

English extension is critical for students interested in university pathways requiring a strong OP. Students wishing to enter this subject must receive no less than a B standard in Year 9 English.


Any English studied in Junior Secondary can branch into either of the two senior English courses - English or English Communication.

NOTE: It must be noted by parents and students that access to OP subjects require at least a C standard in either English or English Extension.


Senior Secondary - 11 & 12 

At senior level, English requires students to conceptualise, imagine, appreciate, reflect, make decisions, hypothesise, speculate, experiment, analyse and evaluate to enhance their ability to think, use language and make meaning at increasingly complex and independent levels.  Students reflect on ways of being in the world, shape their identities, develop meaningful relationships with others, and express their ideas and feelings.  They are encouraged to gain pleasure from texts while developing understandings of the power of texts to influence, tell the stories of a culture and promote shared understandings.  From the texts chosen over the two year course, students develop understandings that texts store, transmit, reproduce, negotiate or challenge assumptions, values and attitudes available in the culture.