English

As outlined in the Australian Curriculum, the study of English is fundamental to the learning of all young Australians. Through the study of English, students develop not only their communication skills, but also of equal importance, their ability to think critically and creatively about texts and the world around them. Through the study of English, students gain an invaluable set of skills that will prepare them for their future workplace environment. These skills include fluency in the following modes: creating, listening, reading, speaking, viewing and writing.

Learning Opportunities:

Sacred Heart College offers an engaging and diverse English curriculum. Throughout their time at the College, students will study a number of different units, including: Belonging, Dystopian Fiction, Media Studies, Poetry, Story Telling and The Power of Words. A central component of our English curriculum at Sacred Heart College includes at least one novel study for each year level with senior students also studying Shakespeare's plays.

Elective courses in Years 9 and 10:

English Extended (English Communications): Students in Year 10 have the opportunity to pursue their passion for English further by partaking in this challenging extension subject which offers a range of learning experiences with a focus on preparation for the various Level 3 English courses in Years 11 and 12. Students will develop their understanding of the power of language through extensive reading, viewing and the detailed study of a range of texts. Through comparative study of texts students explore representations of ideas and issues. They evaluate how attitudes and perspectives in texts shape response and interpretation, including their own.