English as an Additional Language (Bridging)

EAL – Bridging English (1 & 2)

Course Summary

Is English your additional language? Bridging English as an Additional Language (EAL) is the intensive and explicit study of the English language in a range of socio-cultural contexts and for a range of purposes, including further education and the workplace. You will develop your language skills and confidence, assisting you to communicate effectively in a range of contexts, including academic and every day, using a range of spoken and written Standard Australian English.

VCE: Unit 1 and Unit 2 available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the English language in a range of socio-cultural contexts and for a range of purposes, including further education and the workplace
  • Develop language skills and confidence for you to communicate effectively academically and personally
  • Apply language skills to participate effectively in Australian life

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English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Course Summary

Is another language other than English your first language or dialect? Do you require additional support with English? English as an Additional Language (EAL) is designed to meet the needs of students with a wide range of expectations and aspirations, including those for whom English is an additional language. You will be equipped with critical and creative thinking, aesthetic appreciation and creativity. You will engage with texts from the contemporary world and the past, and using texts from Australia and other cultures.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Critically analyse written and spoken texts
  • Create pieces of writing in a range of styles and forms
  • Analyse the ways spoken and visual language is used to persuade
  • Apply written and spoken skills to a range of creative, analytical and media texts
  • Complete classwork and final exams to demonstrate competence and confidence in writing and speaking for different purposes

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English

English

Course Summary

Murder, heartache, trauma, love, voyeurism, betrayal, beatings, whippings, stolen kisses…

Hate, death, repression, humour, longing, desire, identity, belonging, voices, media, images, presentations, audiences, point of view, a world where your imagination is challenged by beliefs and values defined by authors of the past and present.  We aim to challenge your desire to write creatively embodying your most inner feelings and representing them in the world of a text.  Leaving you with the power to create a narrative that will blow your teacher’s mind.  Then be challenged by the power of words and persuasion, why do we feel the way we do when we read, see and hear?  Create a speech that fulfils your brightest ideas and confront the minds of your fellow students with your delivery. And if that is not enough, be insightful, infer meaning, challenging themes and ideas with texts that are designed to test the very essence of your understanding and produce an analytical experience that showcases your writing skills and vocabulary in an analytical and comparative response.

You are in for a treat, dare to be, write with passion and prepare to be enlightened. 

English Units 1 – 4 what a blast!

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Critically analyse written and multimodal text
  • Create pieces of writing in a range of styles and forms
  • Analyse the ways verbal and visual language is used to persuade in other texts and your own
  • Apply skills to a range of creative, analytical and media texts
  • Complete classwork and final exams to demonstrate competence and confidence in writing and speaking for different purposes and to different audiences, in a variety of forms

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Unit 1 & 2

Text Hire $18

Skills Workbook $56

Unit 3 & 4

Text Hire $32

Skills Workbook $56

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English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

English Language

English Language

Course Summary

Are you interested in a career that supports language-related field? The study of English Language will enable you to further develop and refine your skills in reading, writing, listening to and speaking English. You will learn about personal and public discourses in workplaces, fields of study, trades and social groups. As a part of this subject, you will study a range of texts, including publications and public commentary about language in print and multimodal form, as well as, observe and discuss contemporary language in use.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Analyse the technical construction and use of the English language, the nature and function of language, the way language is organised and its use in communication
  • Explore language over time, language in its social setting and situating texts in their social, cultural and ideological context
  • Investigate English language in formal and informal contexts and contemporary Australian social setting
  • Consider language as a means of social interaction
  • Explore through written and spoken texts how we communicate infromation, ideas, attitudes and prejudices

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Text Hire $16

Workbook $40

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Purchase $42

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English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

English Literature

English Literature

Course Summary

VCE Literature provides opportunities for you to develop an awareness of other people, places and cultures and explore the way texts represent the complexity of human experience. This subject equips you with skills to examine the evolving and dialogic nature of texts, the changing contexts in which they were produced and notions of value. You’ll develop an understanding and appreciation of literature, and an ability to reflect critically on the aesthetic and intellectual aspects of texts. The study of Literature enables you to consider the power and complexity of language, the ways literary features and techniques contribute to meaning and the significance of form and structure.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop critical and creative responses and deepen your understanding of the meaning of texts by studying literacy elements such as narrative, the characters, the language and structure of the text
  • Explore the impact of culture as an influence on understanding and interpretation of the text
  • Complete frequent and detailed reading and writing
  • Reflect and develop individual interpretations
  • Explore adaptations and transformations, creative responses to texts, literary perspectives and close analysis

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Texts Hire $13

Unit 3 & 4

Texts Hire $63

Pearson English Skills Workbook $51 (if not purchased previously)

Learning Area Contact

English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

Standard English (Year 10)

Standard English (Year 10)

Course Summary

Year 10 English at WSSC is designed to equip you with the key knowledge and skills necessary to undertake the various English pathways at the Senior College, including; VCE English, VCE English Literature, VCE English Language, VCE Foundation English, VCAL Literacy. In your English studies, you will engage in a range of texts such as novels, films and different types of media texts. You will also be supported to further develop your literacy skills to produce written and oral pieces for different purposes and audiences. Year 10 English is a core subject and a pre-requisite into VCE and VCAL.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Analyse literary and film text
  • Develop a creative response to an existing literary text
  • Complete a detailed study of a film and a novel
  • Explore how the English language and structure is used to present a compelling point of view

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Semester 1

Textbook Hire $30

Workbook $35

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English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

Advanced English (Year 10)

Advanced English (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you enjoy English? Are you looking to be challenged? Advanced English replaces the Standard Year 10 English. This subject gives you a strong foundation and a broader perspective for future studies and pathways. It is an extension on the content covered in Standard English. You will analyse the literary choices of authors, and be provided with a platform to explore your voice and style as an author.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Analyse literary and film text
  • Develop a creative response to an existing literary text
  • Complete a detailed study of a film and a novel
  • Explore how the English language and structure is used to present a compelling point of view

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Textbook Hire $30

Workbook $35

Learning Area Contact

English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb