The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers, and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them. The study of English helps young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training, and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed, and active members of society.

(Western Australian English curriculum rationale)

Our courses have been tailored to best meet the needs of our students at Mount Barker Community College, including in the streamed courses that occur in Years 9 and 10.

Head of Learning Area: Pamela Felton

Lower School English: Years 7 – 10

  • Reading and Viewing
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening

Upper School: Years 11 – 12


  • Responding
  • Creating
  • Examination


  • Responding
  • Creating


  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral Communication