English is Exciting and Essential for Everyone, just like a CD of Abba "Arrival". Our units range from a study of the classics, such as Romeo and Juliet, to popular culture texts, such as magazines, reality TV, The Simpsons and celebrities. Our aim is to study a rich diversity of language and texts from authors of the past, such as Shakespeare and Bronte, to texts that have relevance to students' daily lives. We study how texts create meaning, and how language works in particular texts and contexts.
"To study or not to study English . . . . is that the question." No . . . . . it is compulsory to study English at all year levels, but in Senior, you have the choice of studying either English, Literature or English Essentials. The only requirements necessary for a student to study an English subject are as follows: a pen, paper, your laptop, enthusiasm and a willingness to broaden your cultural and literary experiences. Students are exposed to a wide range of texts from past and present day authors. Our committed and experienced staff will challenge you and guide you as you read, write, speak, listen and view a variety of texts in different contexts.
At Centenary Heights we have many students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Our Junior and Senior programs are flexible to ensure students are provided with the greatest chance of success in their learning.
The time has come, the walrus said, to experience many new things....
The Year 7-10 Junior English Program, based on the Australian Curriculum for English, helps develop students' proficiency in writing, speaking, reading, listening and viewing. Students compose and comprehend a range of texts and study how texts make meaning. Curriculum booklets are distributed to all students providing specific information for Year 7/8 English and Year 9/10 English.
In Senior, students have the option of studying:
All three subjects contribute to a student's ATAR ranking, although most university courses require a pass in either English or Literature. Students may study English and Literature concurrently. Further information about Senior English subjects can be found in the Senior Curriculum Handook.
|Sam Baker||8 English, 12 English Essentials|
||7 English, 10 English|
||7 English, 12 English|
||8 English, 10 English|
|Wendy Ellem||10 Literature, 11 English Essentials, 12 English Essentials|
||7 English, 9 English, 12 English|
||10 English Foundation, Year 12 Literature|
||9 English, 10 English, 11 English, 12 English|
|Erin Mallet||9 English, 10 English, 11 English, 12 English|
||9 English Foundation, 10 English, 11 English|
||8 English, 9 English Foundation, 11 Literature|
||8 English, 11 English Essentials|
|Louise O'Mara||7 English|
||8 English, 9 English|
||12 English Essentials|
||9 English, 11 English|
||8 English, 10 English Foundation, 11 English Essentials, 12 English Essentials|
||7 English, 10 English|
|Sarah Sykes||8 English, 11 English Essentials|
||7 English, 9 English, 11 English Essentials|
|Mark Thomas||9 English|
|David Trueman||8 English, 11 English|
||10 English, 11 Literature|
|Adam Watts||7 English|
||8 English, 9 English Foundation, 11 English|