The study of English is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12. An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for intellectual, social and emotional development.
The English K-10 Syllabus is built around the explicit teaching of contextual knowledge, comprehension, thinking and reflecting skills and processes. The teaching of English encourages a love of literature and develops students' knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating to empower them to become 'confident communicators, critical and imaginative thinkers, lifelong learners and informed, active participants in Australian society.' (English K-10 Syllabus (C) NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012).
English e-NEWS provides teachers with updates and information.
|18 November 2019||Official Notice: Amendments to exam specifications, marking guidelines and performance band descriptions|
|14 October 2019||Official Notice: Updated English K-10 and Mathematics K-10 syllabuses released|
|9 September 2019||Official Notice: Change to the English Studies Assessment and Reporting requirements|
|22 July 2019||Official Notice: Update to process for audio files for HSC exams with a listening component|
|28 March||Official Notice: English Stage 6 Prescriptions 2019-2023 clarification|
|28 March||Official Notice: 2019 HSC Examination format for English Studies, Standard and Advanced, and EAL/D|
|12 Feb 2019||NESA Official Notice: Module C - The Craft of Writing FAQ|
|9 Nov 2018|
|12 Oct 2018||
NESA Official Notice: English Stage 6 Prescriptions 2019-2023 Update
|3 Sept 2018||
NESA Official Notice: New course codes for HSC English Studies and Mathematics Standard 1