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Curriculum 2022

English

 

Subject Name English 
Year Level 7
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Compulsory
Staff Contact Shannyn Daniel
shannyn.daniel260@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

Year 7 English focuses on developing students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and processes of speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing with purpose, clarity and confidence, within the fields of Language (knowing about the English language), Literature (appreciating, understanding, analysing and creating literature) and Literacy (expanding the skills of English usage).

Assessment

Students complete a range of written, oral and multimodal tasks to demonstrate their language skills, knowledge and understanding, and are assessed against the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards. By the end of Year 7, students will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of how texts are structured, and how this is dependent on purpose, audience and context
  • An understanding of how language features, images and vocabulary affect meaning and influence audience response
  • An understanding of ideas and issues in texts through examining, responding to and creating literature
  • Appropriate construction of imaginative, informative, persuasive, media and everyday texts, using a range of language features and images
  • Speaking and writing, including handwriting, to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding of grammar, punctuation, spelling and increasingly subject-specific vocabulary
  • Drafting, proof-reading and editing skills

Additional Information

Students will be enrolled in Connect English or English based on teacher recommendations and parent approval. Teacher recommendations are based on previous achievements, PAT and NAPLAN results.