Year 8 English

LEVEL: Year 8

LENGTH: Full Year

Recommended background: Successful completion of Year 7 English


Year 8 English will be delivered using the Australian Curriculum and build on skills and understanding from Year 7. Students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English is cumulative and builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and teachers will continue to revisit and strengthen these as needed.

Students will study the way language works, its structure, organisation and changes and learn to express and develop their ideas. Students will listen to, read, write, view, analyse, interpret, evaluate, create and perform a range of spoken, written and multimodal texts. These include various types of media texts including online and digital texts, novels, non-fiction, poetry and dramatic performances. Students develop their understanding of how texts are influenced by context. Purpose and audience and understand how the features of texts may be used as models for creating their own work.

Year 8 students create a range of texts whose purposes may be aesthetic, imaginative, reflective, informative, persuasive, analytical. These could include narratives, performances, reports and discussions, literary analysis ad reviews for different audiences


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Achievement Standards as outlined in the framework of the Australian Curriculum. Grades A to E will be used for reporting purposes. This includes assessment of achievement in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.

Leads to: Year 9 English