Year 9 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 9 ENGLISH

Term 1
Week 1 — Factual Writing
Week 2 — Fictional Writing
Week 3 — Characterisation
Week 4 — Structure, Style and Purpose
Week 5 — Theme
Week 6 — Style
Week 7 — Analysing Poem
Week 8 — End-Of-Term Test
Week 9 — Structure and Evidence
Week 10 — Irony

Term 2
Week 1 — Understanding Fictional Writing
Week 2 — Understanding Factual Writing
Week 3 — Essay Writing I
Week 4 — Essay Writing II: Putting Pen to Paper
Week 5 — Creative Writing I: Finding Ideas
Week 6 — Creative Writing II: Imaginative Recreation
Week 7 — Genre Writing: Poetry
Week 8 — End-of-Term Test
Week 9 — Writing Poetry Appreciation
Week 10 — Atmospheric Writing

Term 3
Week 1 — Understanding Literature
Week 2 — Comprehending Texts
Week 3 — Review of Essay Writing and Reading Irony
Week 4 — Comparing and Contrasting Texts
Week 5 — Analysis and Evaluating Texts
Week 6 — Successful Creative Writing
Week 7 — Genre Writing: Drama
Week 8 — End-of-Term Test
Week 9 — Genre Writing: Speech
Week 10 — Reading Figurative Language

Term 4
Week 1 — Analysing Essay
Week 2 — Close Reading of Texts: Imaginative Re-creation
Week 3 — Subject and Theme
Week 4 — Tone and Personality
Week 5 — Imagery
Week 6 — Sound in Literature
Week 7 — Elements of Style: Putting it all together
Week 8 — End-of-Term Test
Week 9 — Irony
Week 10 — Rhetoric

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