English in Years 7-10 is challenging and enjoyable. As students move into secondary years, they improve their knowledge, skills and understanding about language by responding to and composing texts including visual and multimedia texts. They develop clear and precise control of language by reading, viewing, writing, representing, listening and speaking for an increasingly wide range of social purposes.
Through a close study of texts and a wide range of texts in context, students engage with more challenging and complex texts than in the primary years to reflect their maturing view of the world.
Students have increasing opportunities to consider situations with detachment, enabling the development of critical and imaginative faculties and the broadening of cultural understanding. They become confident users of information and communication technologies that will help them in lifelong learning.
A syllabus is a document that gives teachers an outline of what students are to be taught in a specific learning area.
The syllabus and other supporting material for English 7-10 is available from the Board of Studies.
The NSW Department of Education and Training has syllabus support materials available for purchase. For details click here.