Year 7 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
  • Can be combined with Maths (English & Maths: 3 hour lessons per week)
  • Students attend lessons at their allocated time schedule
  • Small class group based
  • Registered teachers
Course Outline


Term 1
Week 1 — Fictional Writing: Subject and Character
Week 2 — Factual Writing: Text Analysis
Week 3 — Language Analysis: Close Reading For Factual Writing
Week 4 — Language Analysis: Close Reading For Fictional Writing
Week 5 — Purpose and Media: Reading and Writing
Week 6 — Fictional Writing: Creating Character
Week 7 — Fictional Writing: Narrative, Setting and Tone
Week 8 — Revision and Examination Skills
Week 9 — Genre Writing Skills: Satire
Week 10 — Writing Skills: Using Language For Effect

Term 2
Week 1 — Comprehension Skills: Reading For Ideas
Week 2 — Comprehension Skills: Expressing Understanding
Week 3 —Writing Skills: Report Writing
Week 4 —Writing Skills: Analysis of Texts
Week 5 —Writing Skills: Effective Essay Writing
Week 6 —Writing Skills: Feature Articles and Creative Writing
Week 7 — Writing Skills: Reading Poetry
Week 8 —Writing Skills: Interviews AND Examination
Week 9 —Writing Skills: Elements of Creative Writing
Week 10 — Reading and Writing: Composer and Context

Term 3
Week 1 — Conflict: Introduction
Week 2 — Creating Characters
Week 3 — Conflict: Setting and Atmosphere
Week 4 — Conflict: Theme and Structure
Week 5 — Conflict: Symbolism
Week 6 — Types of Conflict: Social Conflict
Week 7 — Types of Conflict: Psychological Conflict
Week 8 — Examination
Week 9 — Poetry: Poetic Techniques
Week 10 —Poetry: Writing Poetry

Term 4
Week 1 — Justice: Approaching the Area of Study I
Week 2 — Justice: Approaching the Area of Study II
Week 3 — Justice: Comparing & Contrasting Texts
Week 4 — Justice: Building Arguments
Week 5 — Genre Writing: Diaries, Journals
Week 6 — Genre Writing: Letter Writing
Week 7 — Genre Writing: Speeches
Week 8 — Genre Writing:  Cartoons & Interviews
Week 9 — Genre Writing: Visual Texts
Week 10 — Reading Visuals:  Film Reviews

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