ENGLISH

In English you will read a wide range of literature from different cultures and explore the ideas expressed. You will write creatively and informatively as well as develop speaking, listening and research skills. Talk to your teacher about the best fit for you as some courses have more internal standards and some more external exams. You can also opt to take Media Production which looks at the way different Media is constructed and how groups are represented in the media as well as constructing your own media.

Level 1

English Through Diversity

This course is for students who enjoy engaging with visual texts as a focus for their learning. Ideas are also explored through written genres. Writing is focused on students expressing opinions and on developing writing skills. Content material is relevant and individualised.

  • Leads to: Level 2 English
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

​English Through Issues

This course is designed for students who are confident in English. You will cover a range of writing both creative and formal. You will also look at interesting and thought provoking texts ranging from short stories through to film. This course will also prepare students for external assessments at the end of the year.

You will have the opportunity to follow a personal interest through a range of texts.

  • Leads to: Level 2 English
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

English and Me

This course is designed for students who need to improve their English language skills in order to achieve in other learning areas as well as achieving Level 1 Literacy. The course will also develop writing skills across a number of high interest different text types.

  • Leads to: Level 2 English
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

Level 2

English and World Issues

This course is designed for students who have good ability and confidence in English and who may aim to advance to Level 3 in the subject. The course will allow students to explore a range of relevant and engaging issues such as corporate greed, oppression of women and role models. These issues will be studied through the genre of film, novel, poetry and Ted Talks. It also allows students to research an issue that they feel passionate about, e.g. climate change, women’s rights or colourism.

  • Leads to: Level 3 English
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: Completed 10 Level 1 English Achievement credits including either Formal or Creative Writing
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

English and Society

This course is designed for students who wish to improve their English language skills in order to achieve UE Literacy. The course will allow students to explore a range of relevant and engaging issues such as women’s rights and gender equality. It also leads on to Level 3 English.

  • Leads to: Level 3 English
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: Completed 10 Level 1 English credits including Connections and either Formal or Creative Writing
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain

Year 12 UE Literacy

This course is designed for students who wish to focus exclusively on their literacy skills. Students will work towards achieving their University Entrance Literacy credits through three main English achievement standards – Wide Reading, Research, and the Writing Portfolio. This course may be taken as a one-year or two-year course.

  • Leads to: Year 13 UE Literacy
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: Level 1 Literacy or at the discretion of HOD
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs N Lewis

Level 2/3

Media Studies: Media and the School Magazine

This course is for students who enjoy writing and visual communication. This is a great opportunity to work with their passion within the school magazine. Students will produce, design and write the school magazine.

  • Leads to: Media Production tertiary courses, publishing, journalism
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: Level 1 Literacy through English
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain and Mrs J Dickerson

Level 3

English and the Thinking Woman

This course is designed for students who are confident in English and who may wish to go on to tertiary study. It will prepare students for external assessments at the end of the year plus scholarship.

The course will allow students to explore a range of relevant and engaging issues. Students will be offered topics such as literature, feminist writing and film analysis. It is best suited to students who are taking external examinations this year.

  • Leads to: Tertiary studies in a range of courses
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: 10 Level 2 Achievement Standards including the Writing Portfolio
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs M Jarden
  • UE Approved

​English Surrounds Me

This course is designed for students who are confident in English. The course will allow students to explore a range of relevant and engaging issues such as feminism. It is best suited to students who wish to complete an internally assessed course. External examinations may be offered to those who are interested.

  • Leads to: Tertiary studies in a range of courses
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: 10 Level 2 English credits including Research and Under Close Scrutiny
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Bain
  • UE Approved

Year 13 Literacy

This course is designed for students going into Year 13 who do not yet have any or all of their Level 2 University Entrance Literacy credits. Students will focus exclusively on the relevant English standards that they need to achieve their UE Literacy.

  • Leads to: UE Literacy
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: -
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs N Lewis

FUTURE CAREERS

Diplomat, Journalist, Policy Analyst, Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Recruiting Manager, Lawyer, Actor, Director (Film, Television, Radio, Stage), Film and Video Editor, Television Presenter, Translator, Library Assistant, Author, Editor, Journalist, Technical Writer, Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher, School Principal, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Tertiary Lecturer, Trainer, Barrister, Court/Legal Clerk, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Customs/Freight Broker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Management Consultant, Printer, Geospatial Specialist, Procurement Manager, Auctioneer, Lexicographer, Medical Device Sales Representative, Human Resources Generalist, Publicist, Market Research Analyst