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Studying English allows students to see the way language enables us to effectively communicate and to share information. The open and interactive nature of the English classroom at Wadhurst provides students with the opportunity to explore and share ideas, developing their sense of self and self-confidence.

In English, students learn about the ways audience and purpose influence choices in content, style and organisation, and that language can be used to manipulate people’s understandings and interpretations. In discovering that texts can be interpreted in different ways, students learn how literature can provide insights to human experience and allow us to learn more about ourselves.

Time is also devoted to Wide Reading, a popular and enjoyable program that promotes reading, and all boys are involved in the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge.