“The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them. The study of English helps young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society. In this light it is clear that the Australian Curriculum: English plays an important part in developing the understanding, attitudes and capabilities of those who will take responsibility for Australia’s future.” (ACARA, n.d.)
In the Middle School, we teach the Australian Curriculum using the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate. The Approaches to Learning are a central component of our programme and we aim to develop critical literacy skills in all of our units of work.
In the Senior School with the Australian Curriculum rationale as its guiding structure, the Senior School English programme at Scotch College embraces the three main strands of study through engagement with Language, Literature and Literacy.