Year 11 and 12 students in both English Communications and English Studies receive tuition that supports their learning at school, while also being introduced to a variety of additional texts and text types that will extend their learning, skills and knowledge.
English Studies is primarily concerned with literary texts, and so pupils will be introduced to demanding and challenging writing from all periods and in a wide variety of styles. Pupils will have the opportunity, using both their own texts from school and supplementary writings, to engage with sophisticated texts in poetry, prose and dramatic form, and will learn how to read closely, with an emphasis on analysing how language is used to create tone, style and atmosphere. Form will be also be explored, and the ways in which different kinds of texts are structured.
As part of the program, pupils can expect to engage with a diverse range of work, including those of Shakespeare, Tennyson, Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë, as well as contemporary texts and Australian writers.