At Cranbourne West Secondary College, English focuses on the fundamentals of communication.
Students develop skills and confidence in how language is received (through reading, listening and viewing), and producing language (through writing and speaking). Students are encouraged to analyse and question the use of language and it’s effect on specific audiences through reading, analysing, and discussing a wide range of texts, both teacher selected and through the Independent Reading Program.
They have the opportunity to expand their own use of language through the production of their own texts, in imaginative, informative and persuasive forms, giving consideration to their audience and purpose. English also provides opportunities for students to build ICT literacy skills and become critical of information presented on the internet.
Some of the extra curricular English activities that students have the opportunity to take part in include:
- Inter school debating
- Premier’s Reading Challenge
- Poem Forest