Year 7 – 10 English

The study of English is central to the learning and development of all PLC students. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them. The study of English at PLC helps young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society.

All students at PLC are taught the Australian English Curriculum which aims to:

  • Learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose

 

  • Appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue

 

  • Understand how Standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms and in combination with non-linguistic forms of communication to create meaning

 

  • Develop interest and skills in inquiring into the aesthetic aspects of texts, and develop an informed appreciation of literature.

 

The English courses are organised into three strands that support students’ growing understanding and use of Standard Australian English. The three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing.

language literature literacy
Language variation and change Literature and context Texts in context
Language for interaction Responding to literature Interacting with others
Text structure and organisation Examining literature Interpreting, analysing and evaluating
Expressing and developing ideas Creating literature Creating texts
Sound and letter knowledge