Killarney Heights High School

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Emailkillarney-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Stage 6

In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:

  • English Extension 2
  • English Extension 1
  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
 
 
English Extension

English Extension course provides students with the opportunity to further strengthen their understanding of how and why aspects and concerns of texts from the past have been carried forward, borrowed from and/or appropriated into more recent cultures. In Extension 1 they extend their understanding of the ways that texts contribute to their awareness of the diversity of ideas, attitudes and perspectives evident in texts. In Extension 2 students undertake independent investigation to develop a sustained composition and document this process in their Major Work Journal and Reflection Statement.

 

English Advanced

In the English Advanced course, students continue to explore opportunities that are offered by challenging texts to investigate complex and evocative ideas, to evaluate, emulate and employ powerful, creative and sophisticated ways to use language to make meaning, and to find enjoyment in literature.

 

The English Advanced course is designed for students who have a particular interest and ability in the subject and who desire to engage with challenging learning experiences that will enrich their personal, intellectual, academic, social and vocational lives. Students appreciate, analyse and respond imaginatively and critically to literary texts drawn from a range of personal, social, historical and cultural contexts, including literature from the past and present and from Australian and other cultures. They study challenging written, spoken, visual, multimodal and digital texts that represent and reflect a changing global world.

 

Course Structure and Requirements

 

Year 11

Common Module: Reading to Writing: Transition to Senior English

Module A: Narratives that Shape our World

Module B: Critical Study of Literature

 

Year 12:

Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

Module A: Textual Conversations

Module B: Critical Study of Literature

Module C: The Craft of Writing

 

 

 

English Standard

The English Standard course is designed for students to increase their expertise in English to enhance their personal, educational, social and vocational lives. The English Standard course provides students, who have a diverse range of literacy skills, with the opportunity to analyse, study and enjoy a breadth and variety of English texts to become confident and effective communicators. English Standard offers a rich language experience that is reflected through the integrated modes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing.

 

Course Structure and Requirements

 

Year 11

Common Module: Reading to Writing: Transition to Senior English

Module A: Contemporary Possibilities

Module B: Close Study of Literature

 

Year 12:

Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

Module A: Language, Identity and Culture

Module B: Close Study of Literature

Module C: The Craft of Writing

 

 

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)

The English EAL/D course is designed for students who come from diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of linguistic and cultural experiences to the classroom to develop and consolidate their use, understanding and appreciation of Standard Australian English.

The English EAL/D course is for students who have been educated in English for five years or less, either in Australia or overseas

 

Course Structure and Requirements

 

Year 11

Language and Texts in Context

Close Study of Text 

Texts and Society.

 

Year 12

Texts and Human Experiences

Language Identity Culture 

Close Study of Text 

Focus on Writing,

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