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.
English in Years 7-10 is challenging and enjoyable. As students move into secondary years, they improve their knowledge, skills and understanding about language by responding to and composing texts including visual and multimedia. They develop clear and precise control of language by reading, viewing, writing, representing, listening and speaking for an increasingly wide range of social purposes.
Through a close study of texts and a wide range of texts in context, students engage with more challenging and complex texts than in the primary years to reflect their maturing view of the world.
Students have increasing opportunities to consider situations with detachment, enabling the development of critical and imaginative faculties and the broadening of cultural understanding. They become confident users of information and communication technologies that will help them in lifelong learning.
For more information please contact Mr Murray Cronin, the Head Teacher English on 6872 2522.