Both of these subjects are offered as semester-long electives at Year 9.
In this elective subject, students will have the opportunity to write in a variety of styles using a range of tools. They will be encouraged to look for inspiration from the world around them. Creativity and confidence in writing will be developed, along with the ability to reflect critically both on their own work, and the work of others.
Students will be introduced to the formal process of debating. They will develop their skills by preparing and participating in a number of class debates. Key skills will include researching, the development of logical arguments, the use of persuasive techniques, and confidence in speaking. Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in an interschool competition.