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NBSC Manly Campus

NBSC Manly Campus

The selective campus of Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9905 3982



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

In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.

Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their 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 at NBSC Manly Campus include:

  • English Advanced
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2

The English faculty is a highly collegial and dynamic team who deliver curricular based upon the conceptual programing model, which integrates challenging 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 early career teachers who work together to develop innovative teaching resources and programs, with a high priority given to literacy. The English faculty is also committed to delivering high quality project-based learning experiences for gifted students in order to develop their collaboration and communication skills and prepare them for real world problem-solving. 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.

Students from Years 7 to 11 are eligible sit for the NSW ICAS English Competition 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. The Drama Faculty works to achieve excellence in class productions, production teams and ensemble activities.