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- Created on Friday, 17 December 2010
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 August 2012
WACE courses are available in English and Literature
Language plays a central role in human life: it provides a vehicle for communication, a tool for thinking, a means of creativity and a source of pleasure. In the English course, through the use of oral, written and visual communication texts, students examine the relationship between language and power, and learn how to become competent, reflective, adaptable and critical users of language. Students learn about the English language, how it works and how to use it effectively.
Reading literature for pleasure and for the intellectual experience are key elements of the course. In Literature, students learn how to understand the values and attitudes that are privileged or marginalised by texts as well as the cultural and historical contexts in which they are produced and received. Through the study of Literature, students create readings of literary texts and develop the skills necessary to better understand their world. They apply and explore their understandings of literature through writing their own poems, plays and stories.
Details of all the units available can be found in the Senior Secondary Choices handbook.