The Year 11 English Studies class have taken to online learning like ducks to water. This term, we focused on a job-ready unit called Achieving Through English - English and the Workplace.
Students learn about workplace communication, safety, discrimination and fair trading, and talk to people about their experience in the workforce. They focus on their passions and areas of interest, and research options in those fields. The first part of the assessment task involves creating a resume, writing a cover letter and participating in a mock interview for a job of their choosing.
The second part of the task allows students to look deeper into the realities of leaving home; how to apply for a house and how much it costs, as well as exploring ways to establish rules and resolve conflict in a share house.
This week, students submitted their work, did their interviews and were able to present their 'Moving Out' PowerPoint in pairs, all utilising a new online platform none of us were familiar with just weeks ago. As a teacher, it was incredibly reassuring. I've been very impressed with the students' versatility and optimism in these unusual times. A wonderful demonstration that they are ready for the future before them.
High School English Teacher