English Extension

This elective is for high achievers in English.

Creative and critical thinking skills will be developed specifically through the analysis and construction of arguments in essays and the completion of a several creative and highly engaging tasks. In completing this subject students will engage with a range of sophisticated texts that compliment but extend those concepts studied in Mainstream English.

Students in this course conduct a close analysis of a range of texts, analysing how literature can represent different cultures and often reveals how alike humans are across time and contexts. Extension English provides students an opportunity to pursue a stimulating study of literature potentially whetting their appetite to pursue a formal study of Literature in the senior years.

This course is designed for those independent learners who not only love a good read but those who thirst for a deeper understanding of what they read. The highly innovative course provides many opportunities for students to drawn on their strengths in creative and critical ways that improve their understanding of literary texts.

Prerequisite:  English Grade B.

This course is a very solid foundation for the study of Extension English in Year 10 and English & Literature in senior school.
 

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