English & EALD Curriculum

The Australian English Curriculum is built around three strands of Language, knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.

Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They interpret, create, evaluate, discuss and perform a wide range of literary texts in which the primary purpose is aesthetic, as well as texts designed to inform and persuade. These include various types of media texts, including newspapers, film and digital texts, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic performances and multimodal texts, with themes and issues involving levels of abstraction, higher order reasoning and intertextual references. Students develop a critical understanding of the contemporary media and the differences between media texts.

Students will also engage with literary texts. They will be supported and extended to become independent readers. These texts explore themes of the human experience, ethical and global dilemmas within real- world and fictional settings. Informative texts are more complex and are about a wide range of specialized topics. Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts, for example narratives, procedures, performances, reports and literary analyses.