Kincumber High School

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English

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

Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.

An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for 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 as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • English Standard
  • English Studies.

Vision statement - English for all

At Kincumber High School the English Faculty believes that every student can achieve success.  So, we aim to create a supportive learning environment where students feel comfortable to experiment and take “risks” with their learning.

We have a strong focus on the “basics,” including punctuation, spelling, text-types and preparation for examinations, however we strive to build on this platform so that every student develops skills in critical and imaginative thinking.

Another central component of our underpinning rationale is that the study of literature, (including Shakespeare and film; for all years), is vital in developing students’ abilities to evaluate, assess and challenge ideas and attitudes.