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English Advanced

English - Advanced

A subject designed to provide students who have a particular interest and ability in the subject with challenging learning experiences and opportunities to enjoy the breadth and variety of English texts, through the integration of the modes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing.

The Preliminary and HSC English (Advanced) courses are designed for students to become critical and sophisticated users of English in order to enhance their personal, social and vocational lives.

These courses foster an appreciation of aesthetic values and provide students with opportunities for enhancing their understanding of literary expression. Students explore the different ways in which texts rewrite and represent conventions used in other texts, and they consider how these representations achieve meaning. They learn that different ways of reading may produce different meanings and may reflect attitudes and values.

  • The study of Shakespearean Drama is mandatory.
  • The Advanced Course places larger emphasis on independent learning skills.
  • Extension English students must be enrolled in the Advanced Course.