Year 9 – English

Length: Full Year

Course Description

Year 9 English will be delivered using the Australian Curriculum and build on skills and understandings from Year 8. Students will continue to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English is cumulative and builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and teachers will continue to revisit and strengthen these as needed.

Students will analyse, interpret, evaluate, discuss, create and perform a wide range of texts. Texts may include various types of media texts including film, online and digital texts, novels, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic performances and multimodal texts. Themes and issues may involve levels of abstraction, higher order reasoning and intertextual references. Students will develop a critical understanding of how texts, language, and visual and audio features are influences by context.

Year 9 students create a range of texts whose purpose may be aesthetic, imaginative, reflective, informative, persuasive, analytical and critical. These may include narratives, literary analysis, arguments, transformations of texts and reviews for a range of audiences.


Year 9 Students are assessed according to the English Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting. This includes assessment of achievement in listening, reading,
viewing, speaking, writing and creating

Leads To

Year 10 English