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.