English at Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) in Year 10 prepares students for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme through:
- Engaging with a wide range of literary and non-literary texts to appreciate the characteristics that define a text.
- Appreciating the formal, stylistic and aesthetic qualities of texts
- Examining literary theory and critical thinking skills to deconstruct cultural perspectives and ideologies that underpin texts.
- Constructing written and spoken tasks that align with those in the IB course, and prepare students for formal assessment in years 11 and 12.
Following their studies in Year 10, students will select Standard Level (SL) or Higher Level (HL) in Language A: Langauge and Literature when they commence their diploma studies. This course offers students the ability learn about the complex and dynamic nature of language, and explore both its practical and aesthetic dimensions. They explore the crucial role language plays in communication, reflecting experience and shaping the world.
Students learn about their own roles as producers of language and develop their productive skills. Throughout the course, students explore the various ways in which language choices, text types, literary forms and contextual elements all effect meaning. Through close analysis of various text types and literary forms, students consider their own interpretations, as well as the critical perspectives of others, to explore how such positions are shaped by cultural belief systems.