Narara Valley High School

Telephone02 4329 3780

Emailnararavaly-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

English

Head Teacher:  Janelle Rae

Teachers:  Michele Beaumont, Melissa Ferrara, Jess Grundy,  Chris Howe, Aanika Milne, Alanna Speer

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 Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • English Standard
  • English Studies.

The English faculty comprises both English and Drama subject areas.

The teaching and learning programs balance and integrate the three strands of language, literature and literacy. Learning in the English faculty builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and our teachers develop and strengthen these continually.

develop and strengthen these continually.

English teacher helping student

English teacher helping student

Studying English