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Ambarvale High School

Ambarvale High School

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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 include:

  • English Extension 2
  • English Extension 1
  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Life Skills.

English at our school

Head Teacher - Mrs Taraboulsis

Relieving Head Teacher - Ms Hayden

Teaching Staff:

Ms Walklate

Ms Woollard

Mrs Cervini

Mrs Frey (Literacy Coordinator/LaST)

Ms Zahid

Ms Perwaiz

We all look forward to success and learning together.

'The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you' quote by BB King

Scope and sequence documents

A scope and sequence is an official document which every faculty within Ambarvale High School uses. The purpose of this document is to detail what units our students are studying throughout the year. This document provides information like:

  • name of unit
  • length of unit
  • what the assessment task will be
  • when the assessment task will be due
  • how much weighting the assessment will have on the student's overall grade
  • the name and type of the text being studied in class

For more information read the scope and sequence which is relevant to your child's learning