Meaning is central to the study of English. The study of English makes explicit the language forms and processes of meaning. English Stage 6 develops this by encouraging students to explore, critically evaluate and appreciate a wide variety of the texts of Australian and other societies, in various forms and media, including multimedia.
The study of English involves exploring, responding to and composing texts:
- in and for a range of personal, social, historical, cultural and workplace contexts
- using a variety of language modes, forms, features and structures.
Meaning is achieved through responding and composing, which are typically interdependent and ongoing processes.