English


English at Lilydale High School

  • Core English
  • English Literacy & Learning support
  • Bridging English
  • Creative Writing
  • The Craft of Writing
  • Debate, Discussion and Public Speaking
  • Literature
  • English Language

Years 7 & 8
Students participate in:

  • 5 periods of Core English per week

Students may elect to participate in:

  • 3 periods of English Literacy & Learning per week (undertaken instead of LOTE)

Year 9 
Students participate in:

  • 5 periods of Core English

Students may elect to participate in:

  • Bridging English
  • Creative Writing
  • Debate, Discussion and Public Speaking

Year 10
Students participate in:

  • 5 periods of Core English

Students may elect to participate in:

  • Debate, Discussion and Public Speaking
  • The Craft of Writing
  • Literature

VCE      

In order to successfully obtain their VCE, students must satisfactorily complete three units of study from the English group, including a Unit 3–4 sequence.

At Lilydale High School, students have the option to choose between English/English as an Additional Language, Literature or English Language.  Those students who wish to study more than one of the English group are able to complete this subject as a part of their VCE requirements.

Unit 1-4 English/EAL

VCE English focuses on how the English language is used to create meaning in written, spoken and multimodal texts. Students study literary texts drawn from the past and present, from Australia and from other cultures. Other texts are selected for analysis and presentation of argument. The study is intended to meet the needs of students with a wide range of expectations and aspirations, including those for whom English is an additional language.

Unit 1-4 Literature

VCE Literature focuses on the meaning derived from texts, the relationship between texts, the contexts in which texts are produced and read, and the experiences the reader brings to the texts.  In VCE Literature students undertake close reading of texts and analyse how language and literary elements and techniques function within a text.  Emphasis is placed on recognition of a text’s complexity and meaning, and on consideration of how that meaning is embodied in its literary form.  The study provides opportunities for reading deeply, widely and critically, responding analytically and creatively, and appreciating the aesthetic merit of texts.

Unit 1-4 English Language

VCE English Language explores the ways in which language is used by individuals and groups and reflects our thinking and values. Learning about language helps us to understand ourselves, the groups with which we identify and the society we inhabit. English Language builds on students’ previous learning about the conventions and codes used by speakers and writers of English. Informed by the discipline of linguistics, it provides students with metalinguistic tools to understand and analyse language use, variation and change. The study of English Language enables students to understand the structures, features and discourses of written and spoken texts through the systematic and objective deconstruction of language in use.

 

Jess Timmers, Head of English