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​The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them.

At Wilsonton State High School, students in Years 7 to 10 study the Australian Curriculum: English. Students in Year 11 and 12 study English from the syllabus documents provided by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority [QCAA].

The study of English plays a key role in the development of reading and literacy skills which help 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. [www.australiancurriculum.edu.au]

Programs have been developed to cater for the full range of abilities, with support and extension classes in the junior school and genuine pathways to work and further study in the senior school. In English, students have the opportunity to read, view, listen and respond to a wide range of literary and non-literary texts. Below is an overview of the range of units on offer to all students.

Year 7

Unit 1 Reading and interpreting Literature about Australia

Unit 2 Persuading an audience

Unit 3 Life writing and literary memoirs

Unit 4 Perspectives on poetry and songs

Year 8

Unit 1 Identity

Unit 2 Representation of teen issues in a novel

Unit 3 Literary text – Fractured fairy tale

Unit 4 Literary and non-literary texts – Indigenous Australians

Year 9

Unit 1 Representations of Australian identity

Unit 2 Exploring ethical issues through a drama text

Unit 3 Reading and interpreting information texts to create speculative fiction

Unit 4 Evaluating characters in a novel and perspectives on events and issues

Year 10

Unit 1 Exploring and evaluating representations of events and issues in news media texts

Unit 2 Reading and responding to literary texts exploring social issues

Unit 3 Reading, interpreting and responding to a Shakespearean drama – Romeo and Juliet

Unit 4 Understanding satire in texts

Year 11 English

Unit 1 A very real world

Unit 2 A very brave world

Unit 3 It’s our world

Year 11 English Communication

Unit 1 In your own words

Unit 2 Communication world of work

Unit 3 At your leisure

Unit 4 Time out/Crime matters

Year 12 English

Unit 1 A very real world

Unit 2 A wide wide world

Unit 3 Old world new world

Unit 4 It’s our world

Year 12 English Communication

Unit 1 Australian identity

Unit 2 Moving on/The formal

Unit 3 Schoolies package

Unit 4 Reflection

English Resources

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Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12