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Year 7 and 8

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Subject description

The study of English requires students to engage with a variety of texts to interpret, create, evaluate and discuss meaning in a wide variety contexts. These include literary texts and various types of media texts, including newspapers, film, fiction, poetry, dramatic performances and multimodal texts. Abstract themes and issues are explored through higher order reasoning and critical analysis. 

Out of class requirements

In an average week, students will need to complete 1-2 hours of homework and/or revision of in-class content. During assessment weeks, some class time will be used for drafting and conferencing but students will need to complete additional drafting and prepare their final submission at home. 

What’s important for this subject

The Australian Curriculum determines three important strands of knowledge in the study of English:

Language: knowing about the English language.
Literature: understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature.
Literacy: expanding the repertoire of English usage.


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Last reviewed 18 June 2020
Last updated 18 June 2020