English & Languages
Welcome to the English Faculty.
The following Courses are under the English Faculty framework and can be accessed by clicking the link.
English is a compulsory course for the ACT certificate. Every student needs to complete a minimum of a minor (2 successful Semesters in either Tertiary or Accredited) in English for any ACT College Certificate.
The ACT and Lake Ginninderra College have incorporated the Australian Curriculum into our courses. This means all ACT schools will be studying the same courses throughout year 11 and 12.
English at UC SSC Lake Ginninderra allows students to explore creative and factual texts. In 2017, we began a Writing Group on Tuesday lunchtimes for students to come and work on technique and on creative pieces. As we build up our work, we’ll showcase it here.
The aim of our writing group is to get out to other workshops, too – we recently went to a characterisation workshop as part of the Noted festival, where writers were given the opportunity to dress as a character to explore that character’s voice. We also have a fortnightly prompt to respond to, so we’re always writing!
This story by Darcy Driscoll is a response to the prompt “A sign that says ‘footpath closed’ that has been there for ages and no-one knows why.”