Year 10 - English


English plays a central role in enabling people to find fulfillment in work, in personal relationships, in creative pursuits and in learning. Building on previous English learning,students will be introduced to the formal study of literature. They will extend their interdisciplinary thinking and analytical skills, learn how to write appropriately and correctly in a range of genres particularly writing about literature, develop formal essays and strategies for effective argumentative and persuasive writing and develop a critical understanding of mass media, teaching students to speak appropriately and with confidence in formal situations, and with members of the wider community.



“Strictly Ballroom” (film) Baz Luhrmann

“Skylarking” (novel) Kate Mildenhall

“The Divine Wind” (novel) Garry Disher


Possible pathway could lead into -

VCAL Literacy

UNIT DESCRIPTION VCAL LITERACY VCAL Literacy will be offered to students  at Intermediate and Senior VCAL levels. Literacy includes reading, writing and oral communication skills. The Literacy Skills…

Literature Unit 1-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION Units 1&2 Literature focuses on the ways literary texts represent human experience and the reading practices students develop to deepen their understanding of a text. Students…

English Unit 1-2

Reading and creating texts In this area of study students explore how meaning is created in a text. Students identify, discuss and analyse decisions authors have made. They…