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Granville Boys High School

Granville Boys High School

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English studies

What students learn

  • Compose and respond to a variety of written, spoken and visual texts — literary and everyday.
  • Read widely as a means of understanding.

Task requirements:

  • Writing portfolios
  • roleplay interviews
  • oral presentations
  • excursions
  • extended creative compositions and literary responses, including such forms as essays, narratives, and interview transcripts.

Successful completion requirements:

  • The ability to read and view a variety of texts
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a group.

What students study

Mandatory study:

  • Achieving through English: English and the worlds of education, careers and community.

3 to 5 modules from:

  • Telling us all about it — English and the media
  • digital worlds — English for the web
  • playing the game — English in sport
  • on the road — English and teh experience of travel
  • landscapes of the mind — English and the creative arts.

School Assessment

  • Career portfolio.
  • Research assignment.
  • Oral presentation/report.
  • Viewing/listening task.
  • Multiple choice, short answer and extended response tests.