English: Language & Literature
English is a compulsory full year subject in Year 10.
This course is intended to provide students with a bridge between the English studied at Year 8 and Year 9 and the work requirements of SACE Stage 1. It is a period of essay writing consolidation, creative experimentation and formal and informal oral skills development. The selection of texts is a balance between the study of classic literature and publications with contemporary relevance, creating an engaging yet challenging course of study for Year 10 students. The study of English provides skills and knowledge for students to become effective and informed communicators in education, the workplace and in their own personal interactions.
Students are encouraged to become critical thinkers to explore different interpretations of texts. Students create and present their own imaginative and analytical texts, analyse and write poetry and explore the many ways in which language can be used to persuasive effect in a variety of situations and for different purposes.
By end of Year 10 students should be familiar with the range of written and oral skills required of them at Stage 1 English.
There may be excursions and projects with associated costs (approximately $10.00).