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Extension english

​English Extension is a Year 12 subject designed to offer the opportunity to excel and extend outstanding students of English. Students continue to study English and generally drop one of their other subjects and is an OP subject. It is a subject that caters for those:
  • who have a particular interest in and love of literature
  • who have an ability to use their initiative and work independently
  • who love a challenge
  • who have the ability to read widely and critically

It is a subject that develops the ability to work independently and is an excellent introduction for university studies as it develops critical thinking, research skills and different ways of reading texts. Students are given opportunities to explore the personal, social and cultural roles of literature by:

  • appreciating the potential literature has to enrich their lives and expand the scope of their experiences
  • understanding and appreciating the social, cultural and historical contexts for a variety of literary texts
  • learning about how language, form and style can be used to create particular emotional, intellectual, artistic or philosophical effects 
  • learning about different ways readers can interpret literary texts.