In the English Learning Area, students learn about the English language: how it works and how to use it effectively. They develop an understanding of the ways in which language operates as a social process and how to use language in a variety of forms and situations. They learn to speak, listen, view, read and write effectively.

Within the English Learning Area across the Middle Years and Year 9, students learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and the world around them. English students will develop as confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens.

library-reading-2023.jpgThe English Course for students in Year 7, 8 and 9 at Mount Lawley Senior High School is a three year course that has been designed to allow students maximum opportunity to develop their skills, abilities and knowledge of English concepts and to demonstrate their achievement in all aspects. In English, students will study a variety of texts including non fiction, media, prose fiction, poetry and drama. Students will read a wide range of texts with purpose and understanding. This includes reading for pleasure, reading for comprehension, and reading for critical awareness. Students will write for a range of purposes, in a range of forms, using conventions appropriate to audience, purpose and context.

In Year 7 students will examine and become familiar with different text types including Narrative, Non Fiction and Dramatic. Grammar, Spelling, and Handwriting will be a focus in Year 8 and in Year 9, the focus will be on sequential paragraphing, essay and narrative structure.

Students in Years 7-9 will also participate in a Library Reading program once a fortnight during English class time with the explicit aim of improving their reading and writing skills through direct exposure to a wide variety of written texts..


For Year 11 & 12 English course information visit the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA).