English & Humanities
Eaglehawk Secondary College understand that literacy is the foundation of education and learning success. Our aim is to equip our students with the necessary literacy skills that will help them be confident learners who will understand, analyse and appreciate their world. As a result, we are fully aware of the role that the English curriculum plays in the aspiration our students have for their lives after their time with us at secondary school and the responsibility we have to support their literacy skills.
The English program at Eaglehawk Secondary College incorporates the studies of reading, writing, speaking and listening across Year 7 to Year 10. Students engage with a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts, for both analysis and enjoyment. These include media articles, films, novels and multi-modal texts. We explore themes of human experience, interpersonal relationships and a range of ethical, cultural and global issues. Students learn to express their ideas fluently in both written and oral forms through various writing styles such as imaginative, informative and persuasive. Each unit is designed to teach students a variety of texts structures and language features for intended effects and particular audiences. In all classes, students develop their understanding of language and have many opportunities to hone their written and oral expression.
For those students who demonstrate an affinity for English and demonstrate their capacity, we invite them to participate in an Extension English class at Year 9 and Year 10 to challenge and enrich their studies. Within this class, students have the opportunity to read texts that will appeal to their particular areas of interest and are encouraged to explore a wide variety of texts.
Humanities is a subject that studies History, Geography and Economics at Years 7 and 8. At Years 9 and 10 we operate an elective system with History and The Modern World to be offered as a core subject. Some of the electives are Basic Law, Money and Business, Cross-Age Tutoring, Law and Order, Money and Me, and Geography.