English

What is subject English?

Students explore the critical and imaginative 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.

How do we teach English?

The aim of studying English is to enable students to use, understand, appreciate, reflect on and enjoy the English language in a variety of texts and to shape meaning in ways that are imaginative, interpretive, critical and powerful. This is achieved through our exciting and challenging programs and assessments that are wedded to The Australian Curriculum in NSW and The NSW Stage 6 English Syllabus.

Other opportunities exist to demonstrate language skills?

  • Debating
  • Public Speaking
  • Competitions


Year 7

  1. The Art of Writing
  2. Characters in Texts Novel Study
  3. Introduction to Poetry
  4. Film and Genre

Year 8

  1. Through My Window Novel Study
  2. Introduction to Shakespeare
  3. Myths, Legends and Fairy tales from Around the World
  4. Representations of Gender in Texts

Year 9

  1. Theme Novel study
  2. Representations of Indigenous Culture in Texts
  3. Persuasion and Perspective in the Media
  4. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Year 10

  1. Novel Study: Conflict
  2. Rights and Responsibilities Film Study
  3. Close Study of Poetry
  4. Close study of Shakespearean Play