English

The study of English is an active pursuit where students use language to learn about language. They are immersed in a range of modes and types of text that they respond to, use and learn to control for themselves, as they make meaning of their own context and the ever-changing world around them.

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English is timetabled across the week for between 6.25 and 8 hours per week (to meet NESA requirements). A balanced sequence of lessons in English across a week includes elements of whole class learning (modelled and shared experiences) and small group and individual learning (guided and independent experiences) that result in students responding to and composing texts for specific purposes through different modes (speaking, listening, reading, writing, multimodal).

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