Learning Innovation

English

English

All students study English as a core subject. The English curriculum is built around three interrelated strands of: Language, Literature and Literacy.

Together the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.

English is a key focus for Avila College because;

  • It is integral to effective learning in all curriculum areas and across all phases of learning
  • English skills are essential for students' life-long learning and for their active participation in work, family and civic life in a highly complex and networked world
  • It is at the heart of a student’s ability to learn and succeed in school and beyond
  • It is essential we give every student from Year 7 to Year 12 the best chance to master English so they can meet the challenges of 21st century life.

The study of English helps;

  • To create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens
  • Students learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them
  • 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.

At Avila College we are committed to offer a flexible curriculum that provides our students with the competence, experience and work habits necessary for successfully undertaking studies in the VCE and beyond their schooling.

Students are encouraged to regard reading, viewing, writing, listening and speaking as active and integrated processes and classroom practice promotes activities, which cover these areas.

English teachers strive to provide;

  • A supportive and positive learning environment
  • The tools for students to increase their confidence and competence in language use thus enhancing both their life skills and their enjoyment of language in a variety of forms
  • A broad range of closely connected learning experiences designed to encourage students to become more confident, thoughtful, discriminating and imaginative communicators in both formal and informal situations.

Students are encouraged to;

  • Recognise and value the diversity of social and cultural backgrounds and opinions in our community
  • Enhance their self-esteem through confident use of the English language in a variety of contexts for a variety of purposes and addressed to a variety of audiences.
  • Undertake a range of learning programs to demonstrate their achievement against the standards from all three strands of Personal and Social learning, Discipline-based learning and Interdisciplinary learning.