09 English

Year 9: Full Year / 2 Semesters / Global Learnings English

Australian Curriculum Website:  https://australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/english

Pre-Requisite:  Nil


Year 9 English students will develop their understanding of the three interrelated strands of: literature, language and literacy. The focus is on developing student knowledge, understanding and skills in: reading, writing, viewing, speaking, listening and creating.

Learning in year 9 English builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years and will be revisited and strengthened as needed. Students are also taught strategies for further developing: grammar, spelling and punctuation. and clarity of ideas.

Students are exposed to a range of texts which they interpret, create, evaluate, discuss and perform. These include media texts, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic performances and multi modal texts, with themes and issues involving levels of abstraction, higher order reasoning and intertextual references.

A specific focus on the development of language features and stylistics devices will extend their thinking and understanding of how and why texts are created for specific purposes.

Topics may include

  • media analysis
  • novel study
  • poetry
  • film study
  • intertextuality study
  • text production including: narrative, persuasive, oral, analysis and transformative


Students are assessed against the English Australian Curriculum achievement standards:

  • receptive modes: listening, reading and viewing
  • productive modes: speaking, writing and creating

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