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English EXCELeration

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The English EXCELeration program offers high performing English students curriculum acceleration, and seeks to offer them the opportunity to pursue their academic and creative goals through enrichment, innovation and the pursuit of excellence in their preferred pathway. 

 

Features of the Program

An innovative program that actively promotes the enjoyment of English, and provides opportunities to enhance learning through direct engagement with a variety of associated organisations and experiences.

A mentored learning environment that fosters collaboration with peers with similar abilities and interests.

Flexibility for students to shape their learning pathway in ways suited to their individual needs and interests.

 

Program Overview

Commencing their study of General English in Year 10, students enrolled in the English EXCELeration program complete all 4 units of General English by the end of Year 11.

 

Year 10 General English

Unit 1: Perspectives and texts

Unit 2: Texts and culture

 

Year 11 General English

Unit 3: Textual connections

Unit 4: Close study of literary texts

 

Year 12

After completion of General English in Year 11, options include:

  • English & Literature Extension
  • Tertiary Study
  • Mentored Literary Project

 

Subject Selection

Positions in the program are limited. Due to the accelerated nature of the program, entry into English EXCELeration is restricted to students who are transitioning from Year 9 into Year 10. Successful entry will be based on a range of considerations, including the strength of the student's application, and academic history. Students who wish to join the program, must submit their application as part of their Year 9 into 10 Subject Selection process.

 

Accreditation

Students who successfully complete the program, receive QCE credit for 4 units of General English. After completing the program, students may have the option to pursue additional QCE credit through studies in English and Literature Extension, and/or early start tertiary programs.

 

Program fee: $200 per semester.

This fee helps to cover relevant text resources, publishing opportunities, writers' residencies, classroom materials, as well as participation in a range of events and workshops.

 

Example future study

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing) – QUT

Bachelor of Creative Arts – UQ

 

Career Paths

Academic

Advertising Professional

Creative Writer

Communication Strategist

Editor

Events Coordinator

Lawyer

Journalist

 

For more information contact Head of Department

Adam Davy: adavy9@eq.edu.au

 

 

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Last reviewed 27 May 2020
Last updated 27 May 2020