English: Years 7 to 10

The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. In the English Learning Area, students in Years 7-10 learn about the English language: how it works and how to use it effectively. They develop an understanding of the ways in which language operates as a social process and how to use language in a variety of forms and situations.

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 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. English plays an important part in developing the understanding, attitudes and capabilities of those who will take responsibility for Australia’s future. Our English students will develop as confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens.

The English curriculum is built around interrelated strands of literacy, language and literature.  Our teaching and learning programs balance and integrate all three strands. Programs focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English builds on concepts, skills and processes.



Course Information:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10  



  • English Class