Solway College Solway College

Year 9 English

Course Description

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Year 9 English

Understanding, using, and creating oral, written, and visual texts of increasing complexity is at the heart of English teaching and learning. By engaging with text-based activities, students become increasingly skilled and sophisticated speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers. 

English at Years 9 and 10 is very important, as this is a time of both consolidation of learning through the primary years and building on their knowledge to transition into senior English. 

We strive to make English at the junior level accessible and fun.  We have high expectations that push students to succeed. Students will be encouraged to read for pleasure and be open to new reading experiences. 

We begin the year with a series of standardised tests that form the basis of our planning for the year. Students will be tested again during the mid-year and end of year exams as well as completing assignments and class assessments to gauge their progress throughout the year.                                                         

The outline below is an example of a year plan. Courses are planned at the beginning of the school year, once students' abilities, interests and goals are established.




Course Overview

Term 1
Testing PAT and easTTle
“Who Am I” assignment
NZ Short stories
Creative writing
Perform a play

Term 2
Novel study
Formal essay writing
Visual language. Create a Static image

Term 3
Speeches and debates
Film study:
Research assignment

Term 4
Poetry writing and close reading of poetry

Learning Areas:



Year 10 English

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course notes will be supplied and textbooks issued through the library.
Education Perfect is used for homework and revision.