English

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The Sydney High English faculty is a large, dynamic department committed to a teaching and learning program in Years 7-12 which is responsive to the needs of boys in a selective environment. We are passionate about the empowering potential of literature, both past and contemporary. Through effective organisation, clear communication and quality teaching the English Faculty is intent on:

  • maximising student outcomes in the Senior school
  • raising student expectations
  • fostering more opportunities for students to demonstrate excellence and
  • providing greater recognition of student achievement in English

English Department aims

  • Improved performance in the senior school.
  • A teaching / learning program in Years 7-10 which is responsive to the needs of boys at SBHS and which also meets the requirements of the new 7-10 syllabus.
  • Raising student expectations.
  • Fostering more opportunities for students to demonstrate excellence.
  • Greater recognition of student achievement in English.
  • Raising the profile of English within the school community.

How do we succeed?

  • Effective organisation
  • Clear communication
  • Quality teaching

How can parents help?

  • Regard yourselves as forming a vital partnership with us in striving for excellent English outcomes for your sons.
  • When you perceive a problem or want more information about your sons progress please talk to us.

Course Overviews

Please find below indicative course and assessment structures for English courses at Sydney Boys High School:

Year 07 English Course Overview
Year 08 English Course Overview
Year 09 English Course Overview
Year 10 English Course Overview
Year 11 English Advanced Course Overview
Year 11 English Extension Course Overview
Year 12 English Advanced, Extension 1 and Extension 2 Course Overview