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English

​English is taught with the aim of developing a students’ comprehension, and their ability to express themselves clearly and confidently.

Contact details for the Head of Department are listed under the Leadership and Management Team.

Tutorials

In the first instance, we encourage students to see their English teacher if they need extra help. Some teachers make themselves available for student consultations at specific times each week, while others respond to student requests – ‘by appointment’.
 
All students are welcome to experience the productive learning environment of the school library on Monday to Thursday afternoons for Homework Club. Homework Club is supported by teacher aides and peer supporters. Some English teacher may attend these sessions, depending on student requests for assistance. 

Subjects​ offered

​​T​he senior course guide (PDF, ​260 KB) provides a course overview and describes the required Year 10 prerequisites for Year 11 and 12 subjects.​​

English subjects offered for junior and senior students
Year level Subjects offered
Year 7, 8 and 9
  • English
  • Aspire English
Year 10
  • English
  • English Communication
  • English Literature Studies
​Year 11
  • English
  • English Communication
Year 12
  • English
  • English Communication
  • English Extension

​View the Year 7 2017 English brochure (​PDF, 191 KB)

Competitions

The English faculty encourages all students to participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS).

ICAS provides an opportunity for students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment situation. It provides schools and teachers with comprehensive reporting of results and provides parents with information regarding their child's performance. All students receive a certificate and an individual student record indicating which questions they answered correctly, and an average mark for the state.

​​ICAS subjectICAS sitting date​Closing date​​Fees
​Writing (Year 7-12)Wednesday 14 June​Friday 5 May​$19.80​
​Spelling (Year 7 only)Wednesday 14 June​Friday 5 May​$13.20​
​English (Year 7-12)Tuesday 1 August​Friday 16 June​$9.90​

ICAS English competition

All students in Year 7-12 will have the opportunity to sit the ICAS English competition.

It contains 45-60 items (depending on the year level) and requires students to apply their knowledge to understand information in and about texts. 

ICAS writing and spelling competitions

Entry/consent forms will be made available via this page from the beginning of Term 2. 

Signed entry/consent forms and payments should be submitted to the B Block Finance Counter by the due dates.                 ​

ICAS entry process

Entry/consent forms will be made available via this page from the beginning of Term 2. 

Signed entry/consent forms and payments should be submitted to the B Block Finance Counter by the due dates.                 

Reading lists and further activities

The English faculty provides extra reading lists for all year levels to help with their learning. Download information for: