not when teachers don't like "your own" understanding and give you a shit markI read this forum and notice a lack in understanding.
Firstly, marks in English are determined from the following:
- understanding of the text (this can be YOUR OWN understanding)
- ability to write
- understanding of the concept
Secondly, the subject is based on interpretation, not "bullshit".
I really don't like it when people bag English. It is a good subject if taught and approached correctly.
I'm pretty sure anyone of any background, including those from a background where English was the first and only language taught at home and in extended family won't absolutely love english lit or HSC EnglishBecause the majority of the people on this forum are Asian - including me.
Reason being that when it wasn't compulsory there were a lot of students without any English communication skills entering into some very demanding careers, i.e. going into study medicine without being able to clearly communicate, going to commerce without any report writing skills etc etc. I can see why people don't like the STRUCTURE of the course but as a subject it should definitely be compulsory...is it really that bad,then why is it compulsary
I agree. It should remain compulsory, but not added to the ATAR.I think a revised version more applicable to daily life should be compulsory, but I don't think it should be compulsory for your ATAR because it needlessly drags down the ATARs of people. Like for example someone who puts lots of work into english, and gets band 6 for every other subject, even if they achieve a perfectly fine band 5 in english it still drags them down significantly in many cases.