Year 10 English

Core Program

This course covers the key subject area of English, including Essay and Genre Writing.

Our term courses are scheduled in line with public school term dates. There are 4 terms per year and usually 10 lessons per term, with one lesson each week. You can commence our courses at any time, however a new term starts in late January, April, July and October.

Our English course enable students to:

  • Improve English skills such as comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, genre and essay writing by using imaginative, interpretive and critical thinking to analyse and compose a variety of texts.

Program schedules are designed to allow maximum flexibility for students.

Course Structure
  • English (including Essay & Genre Writing)
  • 4 terms in a year, 10 weeks in a term
  • 1.5 hour lessons per week, during term
  • Students attend lessons at their allocated time schedule
  • Small class group based
  • Registered teachers
Course Outline

Year 10 ENGLISH

Term 1
Week 1 — Language and Ideas
Week 2 — Language and Power
Week 3 — Language and Values
Week 4 — Language and Purpose
Week 5 — Language and Change
Week 6 — Reading for Context
Week 7 — Reading for Persuasion
Week 8 — Reading Images
Week 9 — Reading Representations of Ideology
Week 10 — Reading for Subjectivity

Term 2
Week 1 — Analysing literature
Week 2 — Structure and Style in literature
Week 3 — Evaluating literature
Week 4 — Personal responses to literature
Week 5 — Intertextuality in literature
Week 6 — Factual writing
Week 7 — Writing for persuasion
Week 8 — Writing through drafting
Week 9 — Writing as a response
Week 10 —Writing with irony

Term 3
Week 1 — Speech and communication
Week 2 — Developing perspectives in speeches
Week 3 — Dramatic Texts I – Shakespeare
Week 4 — Dramatic Texts II – Realism
Week 5 — Studying film as text
Week 6 — Finding ideas
Week 7 — Developing narrative structures
Week 8 — Exploring style
Week 9 — Developing theme
Week 10 — Writing for purpose and audience

Term 4 (Year 11 VCE Success Series)
Week 1 — Varieties of reading and writing tasks
Week 2 — Defining Identity
Week 3 — Reflecting and contesting social values
Week 4 — Understanding context – characterisation and thematic development
Week 5 — Reading for genre
Week 6 — Strategies for imaginative writing – transcending realism
Week 7 — Irony for persuasion and dissuasion
Week 8 — Examination Skills
Week 9 — Allegory
Week 10 — Writing for purpose

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