St George Girls High School
An Academically Selective High School For Girls
The English Faculty offers all English courses as well as Drama as an elective course in Years 8 - 12
This English course at St George Girls High School gives students the opportunity to read critically, and respond imaginatively and analytically to a range of texts. Students study a range of texts such as fiction, drama, poetry, film, multi-media and media.
Students engage in the close reading of texts and wide reading of a range of different kinds of texts. Students explore texts through a balance of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing.
The Advanced English course gives students the opportunity to explore the ways events, experiences, ideas, values and processes are represented in and through texts and analyse the ways in which texts reflect different attitudes and values.
This is a highly popular course in the senior school. The course gives students the opportunity to explore how and why texts are valued in, and appropriated into, a range of contexts and considers why some texts may be perceived as culturally significant.
In this course students reflect on and demonstrate the effectiveness of texts for different audiences and purposes.
Students analyse and evaluate texts and the ways they are valued in their contexts.
Students explore ideas of value and consider how cultural values and systems of valuation arise.
This course gives students the opportunity to develop an extended composition and document and reflect on this process. Students develop a Major Work through independent but guided investigation in a chosen area
The study of Drama develops students' confidence in speaking and performance skills as well as developing critical and analytical skills. Students work individually and in groups to create drama e.g. through improvisation and scriptwriting. They explore a variety of performance techniques and theatrical conventions and they develop an appreciation of drama and theatre. Participation in workshops, excursions to the theatre and visiting performers enrich student's experience and understanding of Drama.
Drama is offered as an elective subject in Years 8, 9 and 10.The junior syllabus is a broad-based study of drama in which students may study:
Drama is offered in Year 11 and Year 12 as a 2-unit HSC course.
The following components are taught in an integrated program:
Students undertaking the HSC course will develop an individual project, work collaboratively to develop a group performance and study two topics in Drama and Theatre, one of which will be Australian Drama and Theatre.
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