Year 11 Course Booklet


This year you must complete one core course from the options below. A prep course is highly recommended.

These courses are designed to teach core English skills in a range of contexts and provide academic rigour and engagement. While all courses are accessible to all students, courses offer differing levels of academic challenge to differentiate for student needs. Students should speak to their English teacher for further advice.

of activism, and gain insight into the power of language and its role in driving social change. Text types: investigative literature, visual art, persuasive speeches, and documentaries. Recommended for students who are interested in social issues and developing their own voice as an activist. How to get away with murder Read a range of texts about characters who commit and get away with homicide. Text types: novels, short stories. Recommended for students interested in the power and intrigue of storytelling. Fake it until you make it It is no secret that marketing can persuade us to spend, but in what ways? Focus on advertising within specific time periods. We will investigate how language and visual aids are used to blindside the truth. Clever marketing can easily fool even the most careful person into believing they are making the right choice – find out if it is you. Text types: print, film, online advertisements. Recommended for students interested in the power of media and marketing.

Core courses

The newsroom: live-streamed investigative journalism Put your sharp mind and curious soul to work in uncovering inconvenient truths. We will be creating our own media company and live- streaming our product. Text types: documentaries, print, television, online news sources. Recommended for students interested in journalism and media. Don’t judge me Honestly face the inequalities in our society. We will take a look at the ways literature exposes these and the solutions it has to offer. Text types: novel, film. Recommended for students interested in social issues and comparing texts. The art of activisim If not us, who? If not now, when? “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” – environmentalist Robert Swan. In this course, we will be creating our own social justice campaign. We will examine different forms

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