Somerville Secondary College

Elective Type: English

English

The study of English enables students to extend their English language skills through thinking, listening, speaking, reading, viewing and writing. Students develop their ability to create and analyse texts, moving from interpretation to reflection and critical analysis. Students studying English become confident, articulate and critically aware communicators, and further develop a sense of themselves, their …

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Junior Journalists

Featured Learning Area English Additional Learning Areas Media Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION This is the subject for anyone who ever watched a Superman movie and was jealous of the wonderful Lois Lane’s brilliant career. For the people who can see something in their local community, state, country, or even the world which …

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Words, Words, Words

Featured Learning Area English Additional Learning Areas Humanities Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in the history of words, grammar, and language itself. This unit includes elements from the VCE English Language course, and is a perfect trial of this subject for any student …

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Book Club

Featured Learning Area English Additional Learning Areas Humanities Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Do you love to read? Novels, short stories, graphic novels, fiction or nonfiction? Do you feel that you want to spend more time discussing or writing about the ideas in what you read? As well as maybe you love to …

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Debate Me!

Featured Learning Area English Additional Learning Areas Humanities, Science Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION The ability to speak well in public is an essential life skill that is especially vital in the modern workplace, and debating is the perfect opportunity to improve this skill in a unique and interesting way. Debating involves the …

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English at the End of the World

Featured Learning Area English Additional Learning Areas The Arts (Media) Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Dictators, environmental catastrophes and of course, the walking dead! This English elective explores all the ways in which human society can go terribly wrong. This elective focuses on the dystopian genre and is explored through graphic novels, gaming, …

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Mythological Superheroes

Featured Learning Area English Additional Learning Areas The Arts (Media) Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Were you devastated by Avenger’s Endgame? Do you worry that the end of this Marvel cycle will mean a lack of superheroes in your life? Well, the good news is that you can continue to share your love …

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Shakespeare Studies

Featured Learning Area English Additional Learning Areas The Arts (Media) Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION When William Shakespeare died in 1616, he could not have guessed that people would still be in love with his plays and sonnets more than 300 years later. Yet his playful prose and deep insights into the nature …

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From the Page to the Screen

Featured Learning Area English Additional Learning Areas Media, Humanities Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Where do stories begin and where do they end? Why are they told and retold? How does adapting a text for a film, video-game, or other media change its essential ideas? Is the work improved by moving with the …

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