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Students engage with a plethora of texts from multiple cultural perspectives for enjoyment, learning and analysis becoming critical thinkers who appreciate and analyse literary and non-literary texts.


  • Knowledge enriched
  • Open minded, to accept and consider other opinions
  • Able to explore the world through literature
  • Internet savvy, to focus on educational and credible sites

By enjoying creativity and exploring their imaginations, students can become confident creative writers.

St. Peter’s also participate in the Josie Mitchell Debating Competitions, Writing Competitions, The Premier’s Reading Challenge and the Josie Mitchell Public Speaking Events.

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Stage 4 English

Year 7

Detailed attention on language and comprehension, narrative writing, visual literacy and listening.

Year 8

Focus on biographical accounts and writing, poetry analysis and appreciation, letter writing and visual literacy.
Stage 5 English

Year 9

Attention is paid to narrative writing, poetry and song analysis, essay writing, visual analysis and advertising and media studies.

Year 10

Concentration on classics such as The Odyssey and Macbeth, short films, short stories, speeches and time management for examinations.
Stage 6 English
Courses that are currently available in Stage 6 English are:

  • English Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • English Extension 1
  • Advanced English
  • Standard English
  • English Studies (For Non-ATAR students only).
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