English involves the study of language and texts to gain insight into human experiences, and to express this insight in compelling ways.
By studying English, students come to understand, appreciate and enjoy the way language, literacy and texts can be used for personal, social and functional purposes.
Students learn to listen, read and view, speak, write and create increasingly sophisticated texts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.
Studying English helps students to:
The Queensland English curriculum is specified in the following documents:
The Australian Curriculum will replace the Queensland curriculum as it becomes available.
English is part of Phase 1 of the Australian Curriculum.
2011 - Prepare for the Australian Curriculum for English
2012 - Teach, assess and report on the Australian Curriculum for English
Education Queensland is working with the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) and other schooling sectors on a shared plan for implementing the Australian Curriculum for English for Years Prep (K) to 10.
For more information visit the QSA website .
This page was last reviewed on 06 Dec 2010