Blaxland High School

A School of Excellence, Opportunity and Success

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Spirit Day mural "A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives'

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 Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2

Faculty vision statement

The Blaxland High School English faculty aims to help students to develop skills to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent 21st century learners, to work collaboratively and to reflect on their learning. Students are encouraged to develop their critical and imaginative capabilities and broaden their capacity for cultural understanding and lifelong learning. Through their engagement in English, we hope students will cultivate an understanding of themselves and the human experience.

Enthusiastic and dedicated, the Blaxland High School English faculty prides itself on taking a holistic approach to our students' learning and development. Through quality teaching programs as well as a variety of excursion and incursion opportunities, students are given the chance to study a wide range of texts, from Shakespeare, classical poets and novelists, to modern film and media.

Year 9 electives

  • Imaginative Writing
  • Literary Worlds

Head Teacher - Cara George