Teacher in Charge: Mr G. CorriganPrerequisites
If you did not take a pathway course at Level 2, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.
English at this level brings together the attributes developed in previous years. The course integrates literature with the skills of critical thinking and analysis. Students will engage in all of the essential strands of the English Curriculum. The tasks enable our young men to personalize their learning enabling them to translate knowledge across curriculum areas. Students will finish this course with a better ability to understand and shape language so that they can think critically as adults.
Make connections across texts - students will read/watch/listen to a range of texts and critically analyse the connections between them. In the process, students will develop the ability to think critically and improve the fluency of their writing.
Students will develop their understanding of visual language by critically analysing various aspects of film and/or television. In the process, students will develop the ability to think critically and improve the fluency of their writing.
Students will develop their ability to shape language through writing fluently in a variety of genres. Students will learn how to critically analyse unfamiliar written texts. This will enable them to better understand the written texts that they encounter beyond school, and generally improve their literacy skills.
Revision of external standard 3.1: respond critically to unfamiliar texts.