The English curriculum is built around three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Combined, these strands focus on developing students’ knowledge and understanding of a number of skills including listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Students learn to interact with their peers, teachers, individuals, groups and community members by engaging with a range of face-to-face and online environments. Local community, regional and global contexts, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives are integrated effectively into each unit to heighten student understanding. Students are subsequently provided with opportunities to develop their understanding of how texts are influenced by context, purpose and audience.
Students in year 8 will focus on the following topic in Term 4 2014 (utilising the C2C curriculum): Reading and Interpreting a Television Series Script: deconstructing a script from the television series Noah & Saskia to determine author’s purpose, identify literary devices and explain how the combination of different modes and media impact the viewer/listener. Responding to Drama: listening, reading and viewing excerpts from the television series Noah & Saskia in order to create and deliver a spoken persuasive presentation in role, responding to a moral or ethical question central to the drama.
Students in year 9 will focus on the following topic in Term 4 2014 (utilising the C2C curriculum):Exploring Ethical Issues through a Drama Text: reading and viewing the drama text 12 Angry Men to compare and contrast human experience in response to ethical and global dilemmas of justice and equality.