English for Queensland
Units 1-4
Publishing in 2018–19 for the new QCAA syllabus
We've got you covered for the new QLD Senior syllabus
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We’ve got you
covered for the new
English Syllabus

Senior English in Queensland is changing to support the introduction of new assessment and tertiary entrance systems. The new syllabus is designed to develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge students need for success in their future work and life.

Changes to Queensland Senior English affect all aspects of teaching and learning – new teaching content, new course structure and a new approach to assessment.

Students will only complete four summative assessment tasks in Year 12, which will entail program redesign at the school level. Prescribed text lists for Units 3 and 4 will require new content to be developed in many schools, and will also have an impact on text choices for Units 1 and 2.

Our brand new two-volume series, English for Queensland, is designed to exemplify possible learning pathways and model approaches to text analysis and creation by providing depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.

Key features of the Student books

Our Senior English resources are designed to reduce the stress of syllabus implementation, save you time when lesson planning, and ensure the best learning outcomes for your students.

Each Student book:

provides a clear learning pathway mapped directly to the syllabus to ensure complete coverage, building on key knowledge and skills from Junior English

offers targeted support and resources for assessment (including exam preparation and practice)

is presented in a write-in textbook format, and in a highly engaging, direct and concise style by an expert author team

scaffolds student learning and aids navigation by sequencing key subject matter

explores a range of engaging classic, contemporary and media texts (including digital, multimodal and visual texts)

contains an English Toolkit that supports the acquisition of key skills and provides practical tips for success in English.

Available for 2018

English for Queensland

Units 1 & 2

Our brand new two-volume series, English for Queensland, is designed to exemplify possible learning pathways and model approaches to text analysis and creation by providing depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.

With our new English for Queensland Units 1 & 2 title, you can trust our expert Queensland authors and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to implement the new Senior English syllabus. Our Senior English resources are designed to reduce the stress of syllabus implementation, save you time when lesson planning, and ensure the best learning outcomes for your students.

English for Queensland Units 1 & 2 Student book + obook assess Print student book with digital access
English for Queensland Units 1 & 2 obook assess Digital student access
(12 months access)
English for Queensland Units 1 & 2
Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.
PART A HOW TO THINK ABOUT TEXTS IN ENGLISH
Chapter 1 Ways into interpreting and creating
PART B PERSPECTIVE IN TEXTS
Chapter 2 Communicating and analysing experiences
Chapter 3 Finding your voice
Chapter 4 Sharing your position
PART C TEXTS AND CULTURE
Chapter 5 Representing identity and culture
Chapter 6 Shaping stories
Chapter 7 Close analysis and finding meaning
PART C TOOLKIT FOR CREATING AND COMPREHENDING
Chapter 8 Selection of templates, scaffolds, annotated sample responses, practice assessment tasks and glossary
English for Queensland | Units 1 & 2
Title English for Queensland Units 1 & 2
Student book + obook assess
ISBN 9780190313098
Available October 2018
Price $44.95
Available for 2019

English for Queensland

Units 3 & 4 COMING IN 2019

Our brand new two-volume series, English for Queensland, is designed to exemplify possible learning pathways and model approaches to text analysis and creation by providing depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.

With our new English for Queensland Units 3 & 4 title, you can trust our expert Queensland authors and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to implement the new Senior English syllabus. Our Senior English resources are designed to reduce the stress of syllabus implementation, save you time when lesson planning, and ensure the best learning outcomes for your students.

English for Queensland Units 3 & 4 Student book + obook assess Print student book with digital access
English for Queensland Units 3 & 4 obook assess Digital student access
(12 months access)
English for Queensland Units 3 & 4
Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.

Coming in 2019

Physical Education for Queensland 2E | Units 3 & 4
Title English for Queensland Units 3 & 4
Student book + obook assess
ISBN 9780190313142
Available August 2019
Price $44.95

Meet our expert
author team

You can trust our expert Queensland authors and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to implement the new Queensland Senior English syllabus.

Dr Kelli McGraw is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology. Kelli currently teaches secondary English curriculum and draws on her prior experience teaching secondary school English and debating. Kelli is also the Vice President of the English Teachers’ Association of Queensland.

Lindsay Williams has been an educator in Queensland for 35 years. He has taught English, and has been a Head of English, at both state and private schools. Lindsay has also served on numerous curriculum committees and panels, and has coordinated and taught teacher preparation courses. Lindsay is currently completing a PhD focused on the way performers build relationships with their audience.

Sophie Johnson has been teaching Senior English in both independent and state schools in Queensland for over 10 years. She has also taught International Baccalaureate syllabuses and has worked with the QCAA in a range of roles. Sophie is an active member of the English Teachers’ Association of Queensland.

English for Queensland is supported by a range of engaging and relevant digital resources via obook assess.

Resources for students

Students receive:

  • a complete digital version of the Student book with note-taking and bookmarking functionality
  • free Oxford Concise Dictionary look-up feature
  • targeted instructional videos by some of Queensland’s most experienced Physical Education teachers designed to help students prepare for assessment tasks and exams
  • a range of interactive, auto-correcting, multiple-choice assess quiz questions.

Resources for teachers

In addition to the student resources, teachers also receive:

  • detailed course planners, teaching programs and lesson plans
  • answers to all questions and assessment tasks in the Student book
  • chapter summary PowerPoint presentations and revision notes ideal for individual or whole-class revision
  • printable (and editable) assessment tasks and tests with answers
  • printable (and editable) practice exam with answers.

What's new in the QCAA General Senior syllabus?

Our Teacher guides are here to help you understand the changes for your subject in 2019.

Sample chapter now available for English for Queensland Units 1-4.
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