English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that you learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around you.

The English curriculum is built around three interrelated strands: language, literature and literacy. Together, the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.

The study of English plays a key role in the development of reading and literacy skills which help you develop the knowledge and skills needed for educations, training and the workplace. It helps you become an ethical, thoughtful, informed and active member of society – essential skills for a 21st century human.