ENGLISH AT IRYMPLE SECONDARY COLLEGE
English Co-ordinator: Mr Bill Sauer
English is a core subject for all students from Years 7-10, and it acts as the cornerstone of a quality education.
In English, students learn the skills required to improve their effectiveness as communicators in written and spoken language.
The three domains in English are:
Our teaching and learning program in English is designed to develop and assess students’ skills and progress in these three areas.
At Year 7 level, students learn English in their form groups. However, students whose literacy testing and data indicate that they need extra support are offered the chance to take part in our BOOST English classes. These classes run at the same time as the form group class, and give participants a chance to receive extra one-to-one and small group assistance with targeted literacy basics.
At Years 8, 9 and 10, students are assigned to Advanced, Mainstream or Support English classes depending on their achievements and needs demonstrated in previous years.
Advanced groups pursue more challenging and extended tasks, Mainstream groups continue to build student competence in the key areas, and Support groups work on embedding basic literacy skills.
English homework is generally based around spelling and the use of our National English Skills textbook, but can also include reading assignments or the completion of class tasks. Most students will have regular English homework scheduled into their learning programs.
For further information about English at Irymple SC, contact our English Co-ordinator, Mr Bill Sauer: firstname.lastname@example.org