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Swansea High School

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

Language shapes our understanding of ourselves and our world. It is the primary means by which we relate to others and is central to the intellectual, social and emotional development of all students. The subject, English, is the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts of varying complexity through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected.

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.

 

The English Faculty are committed, innovative, passionate and driven to improve student outcomes. Our philosophy is developing critical thinkers who interpret, analyse and question the world around them via the texts that they encounter. English is more than simply reading a novel, analysing a film or ensuring your punctuation is correct; English is the art of questioning and challenging the representations that we are presented with everyday.

The English faculty at Swansea High School is determined to ensure that all students receive curriculum which is tailored to their individual needs. All English teachers create class profiles and differentiate the teaching and learning activities to ensure that every student in every class is engaged in relevant activities that offers them opportunities to succeed.