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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755

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

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.

The focus of the English faculty at Hunter Sports High is to encourage our students to be actively engaged in learning and:

  • to develop skills that allow them to personally engage with a range of texts
  • to develop and apply their knowledge of their broader world
  • to develop their analytical skills so that they can explain how authors shape their understanding

We value the role of Asian and Aboriginal perspectives to develop our students' understanding of their relationship with others and the world. We explore sustainability in a range of texts to develop our students' awareness of their global responsibilities. We pride ourselves on adapting our syllabus to be inclusive of the learning needs of all students. We design programs that support individual learning styles and adjust content to cater for the various needs, interests and abilities to enhance the achievements of individual students.

Our talented and professional team of English teachers engage 21st century learners through content rich lessons that utilise a variety of online resources to capture the essence of our contemporary world. Additionally, our online resources support the learning of students during extended absence as a result of personal, vocational and sporting commitments.