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Essential English

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Links to Foundation to Year 10

Each senior secondary English subject draws upon, develops and emphasises different knowledge, understandings, skills and processes related to the strands of Language, Literature and Literacy used in the Foundation to Year 10 curriculum. The emphasis differs according to the nature of each subject. While each senior secondary English subject places a different emphasis on the three strands, each subject is expected to advance skills in each of the strands. For example, in Essential English, although literary texts remain an important component of the subject, the primary focus is on the development and demonstration of literacy and language skills in everyday, social and community contexts.

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