English Studies

HSC English

Course Description

This course is designed for students who require more differentiation and support in their academic approach to English. The course offers increased levels of conceptual and textual difficulty consistent with the progress of individual student learning. From 2019, this course will allow for students to receive an ATAR.

HSC Course

This course offers increased levels of conceptual and textual difficulty consistent with the progress of individual student learning. The first topic, Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences, is aimed at deepening student understanding of how texts represent human qualities and emotions associated with, or arising from, a range of human experiences. In subsequent units, students further develop comprehension strategies and improve skills that enable them to express themselves in English confidently, effectively, appropriately and with grammatical accuracy. All topics will be selected to support student needs, interests, abilities, career aspirations and personal circumstances, incorporating a range of texts and topics that enhance student success and engagement.


PRELIMINARY COURSE (Y11)

HSC COURSE (Y12)

The Year 11 course commences with the study of the module.

Achieving through English: English in education, work and community – aiming for students to develop an understanding of, and practical competence in, the use of language that allows access to opportunities in schooling, training and employment. Students further develop comprehension strategies and improve skills that enable them to express themselves in English confidently, effectively, appropriately and with grammatical accuracy. Subsequent topics will be selected to support student needs, interests, abilities, career aspirations and personal circumstances, incorporating a range of texts and topics that enhance student success and engagement.

This course offers increased levels of conceptual and textual difficulty consistent with the progress of individual student learning.

Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences – is aimed at deepening student understanding of how texts represent human qualities and emotions associated with, or arising from, a range of human experiences. In subsequent units, students further develop comprehension strategies and improve skills that enable them to express themselves in English confidently, effectively, appropriately and with grammatical accuracy. All topics will be selected to support student needs, interests, abilities, career aspirations and personal circumstances, incorporating a range of texts and topics that enhance student success and engagement.

Assessment – HSC course only

There is a new NSW Stage 6 curriculum for all Preliminary (Year 11) English courses for 2018, and for all HSC (Year 12) English courses in 2019. While all modules and units have been released, NESA is yet to confirm final details on external assessments. This will be taking place later this year, and Newington will be planning internal assessments in light of these important details. This site will be updated as necessary when this information becomes available.