Year 9 English

LENGTH OF COURSE: Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Nil

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil (Possible excursion charge of approximatley $20)

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

The Year 9 English course sees students build on knowledge, understanding and skills from Year 8 in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Students draw on multimodal texts, with more complex themes and challenging issues involving levels of abstraction and higher order thinking. Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts including narratives, procedures, performances, reports, discussions, literary analyses and reviews. 
There is a greater emphasis on refining essential skills in spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary in preparation for senior school.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Receptive Modes (listening, reading and viewing):
Students explore a range of texts including novels, short films and poetry.

Productive Modes (speaking, writing and creating):
Students compose written and spoken texts in various genres including transformations, expositions and podcasts.