At Loganlea SHS the study of English is central to the learning and development of all our students. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them.
In Years 7-10 the study of English plays a key role in the development of reading and literacy skills which help our students develop the knowledge and skills needed for Senior Secondary pathways, training and transitioning to the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society.
In Years 11-12 students can choose from two English subjects and one Short Course subject depending on their chosen senior pathway. The study of General English allows senior students to focus on the study of both literary texts and non-literary texts, developing students as independent, innovative and creative learners and thinkers who appreciate the aesthetic use of language, analyse perspectives and evidence, and challenge ideas and interpretations through the analysis and creation of varied texts. The study of Essential English develops and refines students’ understanding of language, literature and literacy to enable them to interact confidently and effectively with others in everyday, community and social contexts. The study of Short Course Literacy involves the integration of speaking, listening, and critical thinking with reading and writing for different purposes and contexts. This short course prepares students for pathways beyond school that lead to work and some vocational education.
For further information regarding the study of English, please refer to the 2022 Subject Selection Books