Domain Leader – 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.
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? And who defined male and female social norms in the first place?
In this course you will read about player stats and research and craft profiles about your favourite sports stars. You will also learn about how different media organisations choose to represent sport stars and how misrepresentation of a player’s life can lead to controversy.
In this course, you will use the Harry Potter series (both the novels and their film adaptations) to explore notions of dichotomy, such as good and evil, as well as learning about a range of literary conventions, such as archetypes, allusion, intertextuality and symbolism.
The English ATAR course focuses on developing students’ analytical, creative, and critical thinking and communication skills in all language modes, encouraging students to critically engage with texts from their contemporary world, the past, and from Australian and other cultures.