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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.

Learning from home during the COVID-19 crisis

The English faculty is providing work for all of our students during this period. Teachers are uploading daily lessons for students to follow via Compass to continue to deliver high quality learning activities that align with the syllabus.

Students and their parents/caregivers have access to these lessons via the Compass portal and students should be logging in daily to view their learning tasks. Assessment tasks will also appear on Compass and students will need to complete these by the due date and submit their work electronically.

Teachers will communicate to their classes via Compass and their Google Classrooms including providing feedback on student work.

If additional work is required, the English faculty directs you to the following resources:

-          Education Perfect

This site provides students with online learning in all curriculum areas for students to revise skills and content.

-          The Department of Education Learning From Home page

This site provides additional units of work for students to access if extension work is required.

-          National Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Years 7-10

Years 11-12

This site provides access to the syllabus

-          NESA Past HSC Papers

This site provides access to past HSC papers for Year 12 students to practise HSC exam-style questions.

If you or your child have questions please contact the classroom teacher via email or the Head Teacher