NBSC Manly Campus

The selective campus of Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9905 3982

Emailnbscmanlys-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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 Alternative Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • English Standard
  • English Studies.

The English faculty is a highly collegial and dynamic team who delivers curricular based upon the conceptual programing model, which is both challenging and integrates higher order critical and creative thinking skills in line with the needs of gifted and talented students at NBSC Manly Campus. The faculty comprises a successful combination of highly experienced and New Scheme teachers who work together to develop innovative teaching resources and programs, with a high priority given to literacy.

Opportunities for differentiation are integrated into all programs to achieve stage outcomes. The English faculty value on-going professional development and program evaluation to ensure the delivery of the latest gifted and talented approaches to the delivery of the English curriculum.

Students from Years 7 to 11 are eligible sit for the NSW ICAS English and Writing Competitions and consistently achieve excellent results. Students are encouraged to enter a variety of competitions such as the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry and Sydney Morning Herald Young Writers competitions.

Drama is also supervised by the English Faculty. They work to achieve excellence in class, full scale productions, production teams and ensemble activities. More information is contained under the Drama Ensembles section on this site.