Catholic Education South Australia

Our students follow the Australian Curriculum Framework for English.

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.

Our English curriculum develops:

  • The ability to speak, listen, read, view and write with purpose, effect and confidence in a wide range of contexts.
  • A knowledge of language conventions, registers and styles (genres) and the ability to apply this knowledge.
  • A knowledge of the ways in which language varies according to contacts, purpose, audience and content and ability to apply this knowledge.
  • A sound grasp of the linguistic structures, conventions and features of standard Australian English and the capacity to apply these, especially in writing.
  • A broad knowledge of a range of literature, especially Australian literature, and a capacity to relate this literature to aspects of contemporary society and personal experience.
  • The capacity to discuss and analyse texts and language critically and with appreciation.
  • A knowledge of the ways in which textual interpretation and understanding may vary according to cultural, social and personal differences and the capacity to develop reasoned arguments about interpretation and meaning. This involves appreciating texts as cultural constructs.
  • Imagination and creativity in speaking, writing and thinking.

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.

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