Bourke High School

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English

English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.

An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for 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 Advanced
  • English as an Alternative Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • English Standard
  • English Studies.

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 Angela Doggett, the Head Teacher English on 6872 2522.