In the English Faculty, students learn about the English language, how it works and how to use it effectively. They develop an understanding of the ways in which language operates as a social process and how to use language in a variety of forms and situations. They learn to speak, listen, view, read and write effectively.
Students studying English at Kinross College can expect to enjoy a varied curriculum that will encourage them to think independently, extend themselves and express their creativity, whilst developing a strong grounding in the conventions of language and text.
Three outcomes provide the basis of the Australian English Curriculum:
The English Faculty supports the school-wide pedagogy of using an Explicit Teaching model to deliver the curriculum, and fully subscribe to Fleming’s ideology that “Every child matters ever day, and every child can be a high achiever.”