Students will gain a deeper understanding of the English language by having a variety of opportunities for language to be used. There are two broad language streams: creating meaning and making meaning. The course itself will consist of exploring a variety of texts, writing creatively and formally, presenting visually and orally, using research skills and reading widely and independently. There is a focus on developing the skills needed for a high level of reading and writing competency. Specific language features and vocabulary are emphasised.