English Language is a complex, specialist study which aims to combine learning about the nature of language in human thought and communication with learning how to use English more effectively and creatively. It is informed by the discipline of linguistics and integrates a systematic exploration of the nature of English with development of skills in description and analysis of a diverse range of English texts, including spoken and written varieties.
The subject is based on a linguistic framework that looks at the origins of language and how language is used in the wider community. The socio-linguistic approach to the study of English provides an opportunity for students to explore written and spoken texts, to analyse varieties of language and language use, as well as to explore ways in which language features are used in daily interactions with others. Importantly, it provides an opportunity for students to discover how language operates within the community and how varied forms of communication can be exposed and studied. It enables language to be explored in different social contexts, that expands our understanding of how important it is to communicate effectively. It also allows students to analyse grammar in a way that they deem to be ‘interesting', particularly as it relates to everyday experiences of language interaction.
Unit 1: Language and Communication
Unit 2: Language Change
Unit 3: Language in Society
Unit 4: Language in Use
Students instructed in taking language at Units 3 and 4 level are expected to undertake at least Unit 2 Language study in Year 11 in order for them to have the necessary skills grounding for Units 3 and 4 work.
Units 1 and 2: Examination
Single Text Study
Unit 3: School Assessed Coursework 25 per cent
Unit 4: School Assessed Coursework 25 per cent
Examination 50 per cent
Design and Technology
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Indonesian Second Language
Indonesian First Language
Texts & Traditions
Visual Communication & Design
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