Beverly Hills Girls 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.

We in the English Faculty pride ourselves on the fact that we cater to the needs of all our students. We offer all courses in the senior school including Extension2, Extension1, Advanced, Standard, ESL, English Studies and Fundamentals of English. Our students achieve at a high standard due to the expertise of the staff in applying Quality Teaching Elements to teaching programs. The English staff are highly experienced and highly qualified, many of whom undertake further studies to enhance their teaching.   At Beverly Hills Girls High School your daughter will have the opportunity to choose interest electives in the junior school. She may choose to develop and experiment with her writing style in Writer’s Workshop or she may challenge herself by studying advanced texts in Junior Extension English which caters for the needs of the gifted and talented.   The English Faculty also advocates for the learning of the whole child. As well as English we offer programs in Public Speaking and Debating which prepare our students for leadership roles within the school and the community.

Students in English are given the opportunity to be involved in many activities outside of the classroom. Our debating program runs across the junior and senior school and our public speakers involve themselves in the Junior Legacy Public Speaking Competition and the Lions Youth of the Year. All students are invited to participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge and the ICASS English Competition each year. As well, students may enter writing and poetry competitions. Our students have been very successful in extra-curricular activities with Daniella Mraovic winning the Lions Youth of the Year and Nancy Dinh making the State Debating team.