Subject Details - 10 English

Subject Length2 semesters
DescriptionThis subject develops a range of skills including listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing.
TopicsLiterary texts broaden the student’s world view and encourage them to consider more complex issues such as the Australian Identity, how war affects the innocent, or the struggle for human rights.

Students are required to independently select and read both fiction and non-fiction texts.

They use language for thought, creativity, reflection, learning and self-expression and begin to structure and express ideas and arguments, both orally and in writing, in a logical way.

Students are expected to participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge by independently selecting and reading both fiction and non-fiction texts.

Weekly literacy blocks focus on explicit development of writing skills through reading a vast variety of text types.

Students will direct their own learning, choosing from at least two extended prose text based options, in additional to exploring other units of interest, including but not limited to; Multicultural Australia, Digital Storytelling, Character Development, Humour, Allegory, Poetry. First Person Perspective, Screen Studies, Animation and Storytelling, Genre, Writing for Screen and Shakespeare.
AssessmentStudents are assessed against the Achievement Standards of the Australian Curriculum in Language, Literacy and Literature.
Additional InformationExcursions may cost extra. A USB storage device is desirable to allow students to work on tasks both in class and at home.