Learning
English

 

Subject Description

At Year 7, English focuses on the consolidation and expansion of students’ knowledge and understanding of a range of texts as well as on the development of their written and verbal expression. 

The Australian Curriculum is organised into three interrelated strands that support students' growing understanding and use of Standard Australian English. Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. The three strands are:

Language: The conventions of the English language
Literature: Understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature
Literacy: Expanding the repertoire of English usage

As such, students read and respond, insightfully and critically, to a variety of print, visual, electronic and multimodal texts, which explore both familiar and challenging themes and issues. Students also develop an understanding of the ways that texts are designed and influenced by context, purpose and audience. Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, for example: narratives, poetry, essays and presentations. They draft and edit their writing for accuracy and effect. Students are given multiple opportunities to develop their oral skills through class discussions, small group work, individual presentations and debates.

Areas of Study

  • Reading and responding to texts
  • Introduction to persuasive language and advertising
  • Exploring, writing and analysing poetry
  • Film study
  • Debates
  • Creative writing
  • Language  and writing skills 
     


VELS Dimensions

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening

 

Assessment

  • Writing Folio
  • Text Responses
  • Oral Presentations
  • Semester Examination