Drawing on the Timbertop experience, this course develops language and literacy skills.
Text Response: Through the study of short stories, novels, a Shakespeare play and a variety of poetry, students develop their understanding of writing and explore the importance of theme, setting, character and plot. Students learn to write literary analyses, focusing on the importance of clear structure, the use of close textual evidence and the development of relevant ideas. Wider reading is also fostered through daily reading time.
Oral Communication: Students extend skills and gain confidence by speaking and listening in a range of formal and informal contexts, including debates, discussions and oral presentations.
Grammar: Students are taught specific skills in the use of correct sentence structure, punctuation, spelling and the importance of drafting and proof-reading in the production of accurate written work.
1. Written (65%)
2. Oral (15%)
3. Classwork and Module (15%)
4. Grammar (5%)