All students are required to study English as part of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

A number of pathways are available to students, depending on their academic pursuits:

  • Non-university
  • University

Students study a variety of literary, mass media and popular culture text types and develop basic language skills and understandings to allow them to achieve in other subjects, further training or participate in the workforce.

Skills outline:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Viewing

English as an Additional Language or Dialect

Students whose first language is not English, have the opportunity to study English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) if eligible. This program is taught by specialised English Language teachers and aims to develop and refine English language skills within an academic context.

Students develop a critical understanding of standard Australian English while having their home language respected and valued.