English is student need driven at Craigmore High School and students are supported with their literacy needs throughout a range of literacy intervention and support programs. Learning is personalised through co-design ensuring students are at the centre of their learning.
Engagement in the English curriculum encourages the development of critical and creative thinking, analysis and communication.
English is compulsory from year 8 through to Stage 1 and is an elective subject for Stage 2 students. In year 8, students who are identified as requiring additional support are offered literacy intervention programs and students who are highly proficient have the opportunity to complete Stage 1 English in year 10.
From year 10 onwards, English subjects are genre driven to enable students to have a choice in the type of English they would like to study. The genre’s that students can select includes popular culture, film studies and journalism.
In the Senior Years, Stage 1 and Stage 2 students can study English either through English, Essential English or English Literacy Studies.
Students must earn a ‘C’ grade or higher in Stage 1 English in order to successfully complete their SACE.
As part of the Northern Secondary State Schools’ Alliance (NASSSA), Craigmore High School competes in the NASSSA Debating Competition. This program sees students compete in regular debates and undertake training to learn how to successfully debate.
As part of our CARE program, our Disney CARE group critically assess and analyse Disney films which supports critical and creative thinking, team work, communication and analysis.
Key dates and events: Debating program dates.