The study of English is central to the
learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident
communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. Individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and
build relationships with others and with the world around them. English plays a key role in the development of reading and literacy skills
which help young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education,
training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed
and active members of society.
Ridge State High School implements the ACARA Curriculum across years 7-10. Our
senior program provides two pathways in the study English: Authority English or
English Communication. The English
curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of language,
literature and literacy. Teaching and learning programs balance and integrate
all three strands. Together, the three strands focus on developing students’
knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking,
writing and creating.