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English standard

Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC)

In this course students explore the ways in which events, experiences, ideas and processes are represented in and through texts. The course encourages students to analyse, reconsider and refine meaning and reflect on their own processes of writing, responding, composing and learning. Students will further develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing.

Additional information: All students in standard and advanced English will study a common course initially. The courses will be differentiated to cater for the learning of all students.

Further information is available on the English standard syllabus website.

Year 11

Students will study one complex multimodal or digital text in module A and one substantial literary print text in module B, for example prose fiction, drama or a poetry text. Students need to support their study of texts with their own wide reading.

Course modules:

  • Reading to Write – Transition to Senior English (common module)
  • Module A: Contemporary possibilities
  • Module B: Close study of literature

Year 12

Students are required to closely study three prescribed texts, one drawn from each of the following categories:

  • prose fiction
  • poetry OR drama
  • film or media or nonfiction

Course modules:

  • Texts and human experiences (common module)
  • Module A: Language, identity and culture
  • Module B: Close study of literature
  • Module C: The craft of writing