Enhanced English is designed for highly able students in Years 8 and 9 as an alternative to the mainstream English class.
The subject seeks to give students who are demonstrating strong proficiency in English a chance to further develop their reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills through a tailored course that interweaves elements of Literature and English Language through the English curriculum. The course maintains strong links with the mainstream English program, while challenging students to explore texts and key concepts in greater breadth and depth.
A key element in the Enhanced English program is student participation in one or more English-related clubs or societies within the co-curricular options, including House Debating or Public Speaking, DAV Debating, external Public Speaking or College Magazine.
Research on student engagement demonstrates that students who are connected to their community achieve higher grades. Therefore, Enhanced students are expected to practise their English skills and confidences outside of the classroom, to enhance their ability to think critically.
Places in the Enhanced English course are available via teacher recommendation only.
Students demonstrating high proficiency in Mathematics (from previous assessment data, staff recommendation and diagnostic testing data) may be invited to study Enhanced Mathematics in place of their mainstream Mathematics at Years 8, 9 and 10.
Enhanced Mathematics seeks to challenge high-performing Mathematics students to further develop their skills by presenting a tailored curriculum which presents higher order thinking and connection to application based problems.
Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
Loyola College offers full language immersion classes in Indonesian and Italian, where content for the subject is delivered in a language other than English. In a CLIL class the language teacher is also the subject teacher, who will find opportunities to develop the students’ language skills in the target language. This in turn will improve the student’s language proficiency and language competency.
The following course options are offered:
Religious Education in Indonesian (CLIL)
Humanities in Italian (CLIL)