Year 8 English

In Year 8, much like in Year 7, students interact with peers, teachers, individuals, groups and community members in a range of face-to-face and online/virtual environments. They experience learning in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts that relate to the school curriculum, local community, regional and global contexts.

All students will complete six to eight units of English lasting from three to five weeks in length. The delivery of content and structure of assessments will be designed to cater for different levels of ability. Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, read, view, interpret, evaluate and perform a range of spoken, written and multimodal 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, magazines and digital texts, early adolescent novels, non-fiction, poetry and dramatic performances. Students develop their understanding of how texts, including media texts, are influenced by context, purpose and audience.

Assessment will consist of a major assignment for each unit of work as well as a semester mark for their interactive notebooks and a common assessment task.