ENGLISH – CORE
All students study English as a core subject. The English curriculum is built around three interrelated strands of: Language, Literature and Literacy. Together the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.
- Students engage with the various features of language that support meaning.
- Students explore the ways in which choices about language features shape meaning in texts.
- Students learn about the ways that language patterns contribute to the distinctive nature of the overall organisation and shape of a text.
- Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment.
- Students explore a range of text types including spoken, written and multimodal texts.
- Students read and explore literary texts and use these as models for their own writing.
- Students explore the ways in which vocabulary, text structures and language features impact on meaning.
- Students comprehend and interpret texts in a range of ways.
- Students understand how the selection of language features can be used for particular purposes and effects.
An examination is held at the end of each semester.