English | Choose One Stream

Students in Year 9 study core English in Semester One and then choose a specialist English area to focus on in Semester Two.

 

Year 9 English

All students study English as a core subject in Semester One. In Semester Two, students will be able engage in an English course that is challenging, differentiated and driven by choice. To do this students will choose one of three English options. The content is specific to the choice of the option however the assessment type remains the same.

 


Overview

The English curriculum is built around three interrelated strands of: Language, Literature and Literacy. Together the strands focus on developing students鈥 knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. In-school events and excursions such as performances, guest speakers and extended writing activities are an integral aspect of Year 9 English.

Assessment

Assessment consists of text responses, oral presentations, creative writing, language analyses and end of semester exams.

 

The Classics Stream

 

 


Overview

This choice is for students who enjoy reading challenging literature and are keen to explore the texts created by classic writers of the past.

Assessment

Assessment consists of text responses, oral presentations, creative writing, language analyses and end of semester exams.

 

Wild Imaginings

 


Overview

In this unit, human behaviour and its associated motivations are explored within different settings. Students who enjoy suspense and intrigue should select this unit.

Assessment

Assessment consists of text responses, oral presentations, creative writing, language analyses and end of semester exams.

 

The Changing World Around You

 


Overview

If you enjoy discussions about our changing world and the various dilemmas that come with it then this is the unit for you! The texts are accessible for students and include a graphic novel.

Assessment

Assessment consists of text responses, oral presentations, creative writing, language analyses and end of semester exams.