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NSW Syllabuses

Objectives

Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

Through responding to and composing a wide range of complex texts and through the critical study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to:

  • articulate understanding through speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing
  • craft language to shape meaning and express imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical responses to a range of texts
  • express imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical ideas based on sophisticated analysis and theorising about complex texts and values
  • express understanding of how cultural, historical and social contexts are represented in critical and creative texts
  • reflect on and evaluate their own processes of learning and creativity.

Values and Attitudes

Students will value and appreciate:

  • the importance of independent thinking, investigation and experimentation as a key to learning
  • the personal enrichment to be gained from a love of English and an appreciation of the diversity and aesthetics of literature
  • the power of language to explore and express views of themselves as well as the social, cultural, ethical, moral, spiritual and aesthetic dimensions of human experiences
  • the power of effective communication using the language modes of speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing.