English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.
In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.
Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their intellectual, social and emotional development.
The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.
In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:
- English Extension 2
- English Extension 1
- English Advanced
- English Standard
- English Studies
- English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
- English Life Skills.
Teen angst...asylum seekers fleeing Afghanistan...truth, lies and Australian icons...the world of film...English in Year 7 and 8 is exciting, varied and rigorous... students expand and hone their skills exploring a wide range of literature and texts.
Truth and manipulation in advertising...devastation of war...star crossed lovers...stereotyping and assumptions...social justice in Australian society...Year 9 & 10 delve into serious issues that affect them in their everyday lives.
Our students work on their critical literacy skills, becoming thinkers for our modern society.
Senior students choose whether they want to study English in their first or second year of the college system. If students wish to study Extension 2 English, they will need to choose to study Advanced English and Extension 1 English in their first year of study and then choose Extension 2 English in their second year.
Apart from the extension courses, students choose from Advanced English; Standard English and if they are following the School's STEP study program, the CEC (Course Endorsed Content) English Course.
Students need to seek advice from their English teacher and Head Teacher of English to help decide which course is most suitable for them.