English

English

 

Priorities

  • To refine our curriculum to provide a high level of student engagement and encourage an enjoyment of literature
  • To improve all areas of our students' literacy to equip them for life
  • To make use of new technologies across our programs

English Courses offered

Years 7-10 options:

  • Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL)
  • Enhanced 
  • Mainstream English           

Specific attention is accorded the work of the Learning Resource Centre in the following areas:

  • Bridge program - for nominated students of the incoming Year 7 intake and students at other levels previously identified as requiring specific assistance. Class numbers are limited and classes are conducted by specialist teachers. 
  • Specific assistance to EAL students including the International Student program
  • VCAL English programs at Years 11 and 12

VCE English - Year 11- Units 1 and 2, Year 12- Units 3 and 4

VCE Literature - Year 11 - Units 1 and 2, Year 12 - Units 3 and 4

 

Integrated Programs

Fairhills has a long standing commitment to Inter-School Debating and Public Speaking.

There are opportunities to participate in the Debaters Association of Victoria Inter-school Debating contest. and the Hills Inter-school Public Speaking competition.

At Year 7, students participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge to enhance their wider reading.