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English

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​English is taught with the aim of developing a students' comprehension, and their ability to express themselves clearly and confidently.

Tutorials

In the first instance, we encourage students to see their English teacher if they need extra help. Some teachers make themselves available for student consultations at specific times each week, while others consult students during class for feedback.

All students are welcome to experience the productive learning environment of the school library on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons for Homework Club. Homework Club is supported by teacher aides and teachers. Some English teacher may attend these sessions, depending on student requests for assistance.

Subjects offered

The 2019 Senior Course Guide provides a course overview and describes the required Year 10 prerequisites for Year 11 and 12 subjects.

English subjects offered for junior and senior students

​Year level

​Subjects offered

​Year 7, 8 and 9
  • English
  • ESL English​
​Year 10
  • ​English
  • ESL English
​Year 11
  • General English
  • Essential English
  • English as an Additional Language​
​Year 12
  • General English
  • Essential English
  • English as an Additional Language​

 

Click here to view the Year 7 - 12 English booklet

Competitions

The English faculty encourages all students to participate in various competitions provided by IES and other companies. Students are given the opportunity to win House Points for entry and also opportunities to win local and state awards. In 2019, we had 10 students selected for the second round state wide in the Short story Competition.

Premier Readers Competition is another opportunity to be a part of Queensland's reading challenge. The challenge aims to improve literacy and comprehension of students across all of Queensland. For further information please go to: readingchallenge.education.qld.gov.au

Students also can apply for the Debating Team Competition. Students involved in the Debating Team work closely with teachers to develop: teamwork, speaking and critical thinking skills while developing reasoned arguments. Students selected attend a debate once a term to compete against other schools in the ENABLE group to be in the running for the Grand Final in Term 4 each year. In 2019, Woodridge State High school were able to be a part of the Semi-Finals.

Reading lists and further activities

The English faculty provides extra reading lists for all year levels to help with their learning. Download information for the suggested reading lists for Year 10 - 12:

For additional information contact:

English Head of Department: lsmit674@eq.edu.au



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Last reviewed 26 June 2020
Last updated 26 June 2020