In Year 8 English students develop their understanding of how Australia is represented in poetry and in images. Students also study representations of heroes in a film text focussing on the concept of the hero's journey. In addition, students in Year 8 examine issues associated with being a teenager through the close study of a play. Students also develop their confidence as a reader in English, strengthening their intercultural capabilities by completing a close study of a novel with an Asian or Pacific Island focus. To complete their studies in Year 8, students explore the conventions of the horror genre by exploring and deconstructing a range of texts.
Year 8 English Teachers (2021)
Unit Outline & Assessment Overview (2021)
Assessment information for students in Year 8 will be provided to students in class and through the Compass learning portal. Students can also view the Year 8 Assessment Schedule by clicking here.
NESA Syllabus Information
Click here to access the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) English syllabus documentation.