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Course Information

Welcome to the English Faculty Homepage!


English is the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts of varying complexity through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. English in Years 7-12 develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning. Students engage with and explore texts that include the literature of past and contemporary societies. They develop clear and precise skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing. Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators, critical and imaginative thinkers, lifelong learners and active participants in Australian society.


Wadalba Community School's English faculty offers the following subjects:


Stage 4

  • English/Humanities -Year 7(Middle School -compulsory)
  • English -Year 8 (compulsory)

Stage 5

  • English 9 & 10 (compulsory)

Stage 6

  • Extension II English
  • Extension I English
  • Advanced English
  • Standard English
  • English Studies (Non – ATAR) 


English is compulsory in Years 11 and 12. You can only study Extension English if you are enrolled in the Advanced course. To study Extension II you must have completed Preliminary Extension I to a satisfactory level and be currently enrolled in Extension I.


Key Annual Events for the English faculty:

  • Speak Out

  • Future Voices

  • Creative Writing Workshops

  • Naplan Literacy Tests

  • Debating

  • Public Speaking


Homework is designed to enhance and consolidate classroom learning and develop a strong work ethic. Self regulation and motivation are important elements of learning. Students who engage in homework tasks will give themselves the best opportunity to meet course outcomes at the highest level and achieve their personal best.


Homework can take many forms:

  • Completing unfinished class work
  • Completing additional work eg. specific tasks, assignments, research and assessment tasks relating to their topic
  • All students should be reading 15-20 minutes per night to improve reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills.