The English department at EHS is committed to the creation of confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens through our rigorous 7-12 English program.
Junior English is studied by all students from Year 7 to Year 10. The subject matter in each of the modules studied each term is arranged to mirror the format of the HSC and its focus. Each program offers a range of teaching and learning pathways which allow all students to access the curriculum at their level.
Make your voice heard - our public speaking programs aim to build real-life skills in presenting and speaking to audiences.
Developing lifelong readers by encouraging students to follow their passions and read their favourite series and topics. In particular, Engadine High School fosters the value and practice of wide reading through the Premier’s Reading Challenge, which is facilitated by the English Faculty and Library for all Years 7 and 8 students.
We embrace one of the hardest challenges of high school – writing essays. Our students become confident and fluent writers. The skills that they learn in English about the composition of essays and expositional pieces are crucial to success in other high school subjects, and beyond.
We feature a literature-rich scope and sequence that aims to challenge students with the best of our cultural traditions.
Students can participate in debating skills workshops and represent the school in competitions - and learn to argue their point!
Students in Years 7 and 8 learn about how language is used in a range of forms and contexts in order to make meaning. Students immerse themselves, guided by their teachers, in the study of various literary works, both classic and contemporary. Their study of storytelling as a form of communication encompasses myths and legends, picture books, drama and poetry.
In Stage 5, English students at Engadine High School begin to understand at a more advanced level how language can be manipulated to create meaning for various audiences. Students continue to study the role of stories in expressing ideas about our world. This includes the study of fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and the like. Students also examine the purpose and effect of language in more contemporary contexts, such as protest movements and contemporary cinema. Stage 5 English at Engadine High School is also designed to prepare students effectively for the skills required in Stage 6 and the HSC, which is which essay writing and the composition of both discursive and creative writing pieces are central to students’ class, homework and assessment agendas in these years of English.
In Year 11 and 12, students can study more than one English subject. Students are encouraged to choose the level that is appropriate to their ability so they can perform at their best. They may choose from:
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We would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the Dharawal People, the traditional custodians of the land on which the school sits. We also pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal peoples.
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