Welcome to English

The English Domain’s courses are shaped by our teachers’ love of English and Western Australian Curriculum requirements- our teaching and learning always aims to spark our students’ curiosity for the subject. Students learn about the English language and how to use it effectively through their study of a wide range of written, spoken, multi-modal and visual texts. Our courses are designed to foster a lifelong interest in language and a love of reading and creating texts. Students learn to create texts of their own and to engage with those produced by other people. We regularly invite students to enter competitions and listen to visiting writers, poets and performing artists in order to extend their class studies of English.

Courses

Year 9

Write a Book in a Day Creative Writing

Course Code: 9EWBD Domain: English Timetable: <timetable> Length of Course: <duration> Course Information If you are a creative person and like to use mixed mediums, then this elective will interest you. It explores all aspects of creating picture books for people of all ages. You will investigate story writing, how

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Year 10

Around the World in 80 Texts

Course Code:  Domain: English Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Have you ever wanted to travel to get away from it all? Could you see yourself as a travel blogger or photographer one day? In this course you will go on a textual journey to far off places. Through a

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Avengers Assemble

Course Code:  Domain: English Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information In this course you will explore the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by examining narrative schemas, character archetypes, intertextuality and links to mythology. You will delve into the far away worlds that your favourite Marvel heroes inhabit. Don’t be

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License to Kill

Course Code:  Domain: English Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Spy fiction and crime drama are an ever popular genre. And why not? With their fast pace and twists and turns, they are an exciting mile a minute literary ride. In this course you will delve into the writing techniques

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The American Dream

Course Code:  Domain: English Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information You may think you know America, but the USA we know today is only where it is because of those who came before – those who dreamt big and built a country where anybody’s dream could come true. In The

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The Gender Agenda

Course Code:  Domain: English Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information What does it mean to be a woman today? What is it to be a man? What expectations does society place upon us and how are we “supposed” to fit traditional gender stereotypes? Where have these stereotypes even come from?

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The Sportswriter

Course Code:  Domain: English Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information With sport such an important part of many people’s lives, an opportunity to work as a sport’s journalist is a highly sought after career. Sports journalism is an important foundation for not only writing articles and blogs, but also for

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The World’s End

Course Code:  Domain: English Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Dystopia: the idea of a world gone wrong. The devastating corruption of humanity and the environment. A place that belongs in nightmares. In this course, you will explore the forms, results and the realities of human control, examining the anxieties

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Writing for Purpose

Course Code:  Domain: English Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Whether you like it or not, writing is something we do every single day. From texting, emailing and updating our statuses to applying for jobs, writing is a skill we all need to master in order to successfully communicate. In

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You’re A Wizard Harry

Course Code:  Domain: English Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Do you know what Quidditch, Muggles and Apparition mean? If so, it’s clear you may be suffering from a Potter addiction. Why not channel your Potter-mania by enrolling in this class. In this course, you will use the Harry Potter

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Year 11 & 12

English (ATAR)

Course Code: AEENG/ATENG Domain: English Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information The English ATAR course focuses on developing students’ analytical, creative and critical thinking skills, and communication skills in all language modes. It encourages students to critically engage with texts from their contemporary world as

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English (General)

Course Code: GEENG/GTENG Domain: English Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information The English (General) course focuses on consolidating and refining the skills and knowledge needed by students to become competent, confident and engaged users of English in everyday, community, social, further education, training and workplace contexts.

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Literature (ATAR)

Course Code: AELIT/ATLIT Domain: English Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information The Literature (ATAR) course focuses on the study of literary texts and developing students as independent, innovative and creative learners and thinkers who appreciate the aesthetic use of language, evaluate perspectives and evidence, and challenge

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