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English Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2016

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Personal and social capability

Personal and social capability

Students develop their sense of self, and understand their role and place in communities, through the development of their language skills. They develop their personal and social capability in this subject by extending their communication skills, teamwork, and understanding of verbal and non-verbal modes of interaction.

Students develop their personal and social capability in English by enhancing their communication skills, teamwork, and capacity to empathise with and appreciate the perspectives of others. Close study of texts assists students to understand different personal and social experiences, perspectives, and challenges. Students identify and express their own opinions, ideas, and responses by interacting with a range of texts. English actively assists students in the development of communication skills needed for analysis, research, and the expression of viewpoints and arguments. Students work collaboratively and independently as part of their learning.