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English Faculty

At Narrabeen Sports High School, the study of English allows students to escape into different worlds, understand and empathise with both fictional and real people, delve into their emotions and ultimately consider what makes us all human. It is through literature that we discover ourselves.


Through the study of English students learn about the power, value and art of the English language for communication, learning and enjoyment. Developing proficiency in English enables students to become confident communicators, critical and imaginative thinkers and lifelong learners. Students develop their language skills through activities involving speaking and listening, reading and writing, and viewing and representing. They learn about language and literature through working with a wide range of print, spoken, visual, media, multimedia and digital texts.

Year 10 Macbeth Visual Representations


Through the study of English in Stage 6 students continue to develop their capacity to understand and use the English language for a variety of purposes and in various textual forms. Students engage with and explore a variety of texts that include widely acknowledged quality literature of past and contemporary societies. Through their responding and composing of both critical and creative texts, students develop an understanding of themselves and of diverse human experiences and cultures. The study of English in Stage 6 provides students with opportunities to experiment with ideas and expression, to become innovative, active, independent learners, to collaborate and to reflect on their learning.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:

  • English Extension 2 (studied concurrently in Year 12 with English Advanced and Extension 1)

  • English Extension 1 (studied concurrently with English Advanced)

  • English Advanced

  • English Standard

  • English Studies

  • English Life Skills