English

The study of English is central to the learning of all young people. Through English, individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and the world around them. The study of English helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. At Cobden Technical School we believe that it is important to prepare and equip your child with good communication skills to cope in the 21st Century.

In Years 7 and 8 we cover the following topics in our curriculum:

Literacy: Punctuation, grammar and spelling.
Text: Study of a novel or film.
Writing Folio: Learn to write in different styles of writing including persuasive, expository, imaginative and personal.
Oral: Develop confidence and the skills necessary to communicate verbally.

SOSE (Study of Society and Environment)

The study of SOSE aims to equip students with historical and geographical knowledge, and skills to understand the world in which they live.

Year 7 — Ancient History and Australian Geography.
Year 8 — Medieval History and Australian Geography.