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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755

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English

English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

In English, students learn about the study and 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. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.

Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their 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 Extension 2
  • English Extension 1
  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Life Skills.

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.