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
  • 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 — Factual Writing
Week 2 — Fictional Writing
Week 3 — Reading for Character
Week 4 — Reading for Narrative
Week 5 — Reading for Theme
Week 6 — Thinking About Style and Theme
Week 7 — Reading Poetry
Week 8 — Revision and Examination Skills
Week 9 — Paragraphing, Topic Sentences Using Evidence
Week 10 — Playing With Language

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 — Developing Writing Skills
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 Evaluation
Week 6 — Successful Creative Writing
Week 7 — Genre Writing: Drama
Week 8 — Examination: Responding to Literature
Week 9 — Speech and Personal Writing
Week 10 — Reading Figurative Language

Term 4
Week 1 — Analysing Essay
Week 2 — Close Reading of Texts: Imaginative Re-creation
Week 3 — Analysis: Poetry, Drama, Prose
Week 4 — Tone and Personality in Poetry and Prose
Week 5 — Imagery in Poetry and Prose
Week 6 — Sound in Poetry and Prose
Week 7 — Elements of Style: Putting it all together
Week 8 — Examination
Week 9 — Irony in Prose and Poetry
Week 10 — Rhetoric in Opinion Writing

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