The study of English is a key component in the development of student learning at Marian College. Through the study of English, students learn
about the world around them as well as how to analyse, communicate and build relationships with others.
At Marian College the English faculty aims to offer a curriculum which develops critical thinking, communication, literacy skills as well as creativity.
The curriculum is based upon three fundamental areas: Writing, Reading and Viewing and Speaking and Listening. Class learning activities and
assessment stem from a strong focus on these three areas.
At Marian College, the Victorian Curriculum strands of literature, literacy and language are integral components of the English curriculum. Students
study, respond to, and create literature, thus developing their personal, social and cultural understandings. Texts chosen for study are carefully
selected to align with this focus. The interpretation and creation of texts with a focus on accuracy, confidence and fluency develops student
literacy skills and developing an understanding about the English language is essential in order for students to develop their skills in English.
Marian College English curriculums are guided by the Victorian Curriculum and VCAA standards as well as the Gospel values and whole school values.
English in Years 7 - 10 consists of a core program which includes individual differentiation for students with particular needs. Literacy, a bridging
course in Years 7 and 8, provides additional extra language studies to students identified as requiring additional support with reading, writing
and comprehension. In Years 9 and 10 students may undertake as part of the elective program, additional studies in English such as Literature,
Creative Writing and Filmic Studies. Students who study an English elective have the option of studying VCE Literature at Year 11.
VCE English, Literature and EAL
Studies of English and Literature are offered at VCE. English as an Additional Language may be offered should a student/s meet the VCAA eligibility
The focus of VCE English is on how language is used to create meaning in written, spoken and multimodal texts.
The study seeks to develop students’ abilities to create and analyse texts as well as interpreting, reflecting upon and critically analysing texts.
Furthermore, through their study of a variety of texts, students will become confident, articulate and critically aware communicators with
an understanding of themselves, their world and their place in it.
The focus of VCE Literature is on meaning derived from texts, the relationship between texts, the contexts in which texts are produced and read,
and the experiences the reader brings to the texts.
The study seeks to provide opportunities for reading deeply, widely and critically, responding analytically and creatively, and appreciating the
aesthetic merit of texts. Also, it seeks to provide opportunities for students to develop their awareness of other people, places and cultures
and explore the way texts represent the complexity of human experience.
The College supports activities including events, guest speakers and competitions which extend student engagement, knowledge and appreciation of
the study of English and associated fields of interest.
Enhancement activities may involve:
- Writing competitions
- Writing club
- Incursions (Romeo and Juliet, author visits, guest speakers)
- Excursions (Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne Writers Festival)
- Public Speaking competitions (Lions Youth of the Year Quest and Legacy Public Speaking Competition)
Year 11 and 12 English 2021 (1796 KB)
Year 11 and 12 English Presentation 2021 (15398 KB)
Year 11 and 12 Literature 2021 (316 KB)
Year 11 and 12 Literature Presentation 2021 (12924 KB)
Year 11 and 12 Chinese 2021 (1224 KB)
Year 11 and 12 Chinese Presentation 2021 (12359 KB)
Year 10 English and Electives 2021 (678 KB)
Year 10 English and Electives Presentation 2021 (13293 KB)
Year 10 Language Chinese 2021 (1301 KB)
Year 10 Language Chinese Presentation 2021 (10318 KB)
Year 9 English and Electives 2021 (962 KB)
Year 9 English and Electives Presentation 2021 (15502 KB)
Year 9 Language Chinese 2021 (1075 KB)
Year 9 Language Chinese Presentation 2021 (7735 KB)
Year 8 English 2021 (625 KB)
Year 8 English Presentation 2021 (8494 KB)
Year 8 Language Chinese 2021 (447 KB)
Year 8 Language Chinese Presentation 2021 (5244 KB)
Year 7 English 2021 (763 KB)
Year 7 English Presentation 2021 (11665 KB)
Year 7 Language Chinese 2021 (564 KB)
Year 7 Language Chinese Presentation 2021 (8379 KB)