Year 9 English

Year 9 English

Course Description

In Semester One, students in Years 9 and 10, interact with peers, teachers, individuals, groups and community members in a range of face-to-face and online/virtual environments.

They experience learning in familiar and unfamiliar contexts, including local community, vocational and global contexts. Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts including narratives, procedures, performances, reports, discussions, literary analyses, transformations of texts and reviews.

Topics from Learning Assessment Plan

Life stories (memoirs);  Creative Writing (narrative) and Novel Study: The Giver by Lois Lowry.


In the first semester, students will focus on a mixture of formative and summative tasks before completing the following:

  • Writing a memoir of a person they know.
  • Write and edit a narrative for effect.
  • Essay response.

English: what is it for?

Learning literacy skills and extending students’ reading and comprehension at this level is critical to building a solid foundation for future learning and putting children in good stead for their future studies, through senior school and beyond.

Watch the video below for further insight, and to find out precisely what English studies are for and why it’s so important for them to be in the curriculum.