English

What is English about?

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 will I be taught 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.

What else is English up to?

  • Debating
  • Public Speaking
  • Competitions

NAPLAN

Do we want a page for each 7 to 10?

Year 7

  • Values in Texts:
  • An Introduction to Film:
  • Texts In Action:
  • Keeping It Real – A Study of Non-Fiction:

Year 8

  • Short Story Study; Debating:
  • Non-Fiction and Multiculturalism; The Naked Truth (Media Studies):
  • Page to Screen (filmic techniques); Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Australian Poetry; Bon Voyage (Travel Writing):

Year 9

  • Representations of Aboriginal People in Texts
  • “To the Bitter End” Conflict in Romeo and Juliet
  • Online Magazines
  • Novel Study

Year 10

  • Writing and studying short stories
  • Film study (Against the Odds)
  • Journeys
  • Non-fiction: focus on Survival and Adventure OR Influential People