When I Grow Up

Domain: English
Timetable: Trimester 1, 2 or 3
Length of Course: 1 Trimester

Course Information

What do the Harry Potter and Hunger Games books have in common? They both deal with the challenges of friendship, discovering independence and the ability to prove oneself.  

In When I Grow Up, you will learn about one of the oldest types of stories: the Coming-of-Age story. From sickness and heartbreak to family and friendships, you will explore how growing is not easy for anyone.  

You will explore how characters faced with sickness and unforeseen events in their young lives, must learn to trust others to better themselves. We will watch Hunt for the Wilderpeople and read excerpts from classic coming of age stories such as The Fault in Our Stars. While exploring the growth and development of characters, we will explore their journey from immaturity to maturity.  

 You will write a range of analytical and creative texts that explore some of the central themes and characteristics in Coming-of-Age stories. 

Pathway Information




This course is further complimented by:

Students undertaking this course may wish to consider tertiary studies in:

  • English and Literary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • English and Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Education

This course suits direct workforce entry into the following:

  • Administration
  • Journalism
  • Copywriting
  • Education Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Writer
  • Marketing

Additional Information

Estimated Charges: $25