The year 7 – 10 English program is designed to facilitate interesting, innovative, analytical and creative outcomes for students. The English curriculum is built around three interrelated strands: language, literature and literacy. Together, the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and teachers will revisit and strengthen these as needed.
In Year Seven students communicate with peers, teachers, individuals, groups and community members in a range of face-to-face and online/virtual environments. They experience learning in familiar and unfamiliar contexts that relate to the school curriculum, local community, regional and global contexts.
Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, read, view, interpret, evaluate and perform a range of texts that are also designed to inform and persuade. These include media texts such as newspapers, magazines and digital texts; early adolescent novels and other non-fiction; poetry; and dramatic performances. Students develop understandings of how these texts are influenced by context, purpose and audience.
Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts, for example narratives, procedures, performances, reports and discussions, and are beginning to create literary analyses and transformations of texts.