Warragul Regional College places a strong focus on reading as the core of a young person’s literacy development. Through structured studies of a wide range of texts including novels, song lyrics, poems, plays and graphic novels, we aim to help students to identify their own reading preferences, and use these preferences to deepen their reading skills.
This reading focus is closely connected to learning in the areas of writing, viewing, speaking and listening, in line with the Victorian Curriculum. Throughout our years 7-10 English program students will learn to consider issues in the world around them from different perspectives, forming and expressing their own opinions. They will experiment with a variety of writing styles to ensure that they are able to communicate for a wide range of audiences and purposes.
All students study English at years 7-10. At year 8 they may choose to study creative writing as an additional elective. At years 9 and 10 they may choose to study literature and/or journalism as additional electives.
In order to complete VCE, all students must complete an English subject (English or Literature) at years 11 and 12. Most VCE students study English, but those who are strong readers and writers in English should consider Literature as an alternative or an addition to English.’