English

Faculty Aims:

The English Faculty consists of 14 outstanding teachers who provide excellent teaching and learning opportunities consistently for the 1500 students enrolled at this school. Our focus is on engaging our students in relevant and rigorous teaching and learning, in a supportive, positive learning environment. We provide a differentiated curriculum focused on developing problem solving, critical thinkers.
Effective teaching and learning depends on teachers providing a variety of engaging experiences that address the broad range of learning styles and needs for all students in all year groups. By utilising innovative technology and engaging with a broad range of teaching tools, the English teachers at BPHS offer students outstanding learning opportunities.

Courses Offered:

English Years 7-10
English Studies
English Standard
English Advanced
ESL
English Extension 1
English Extension 2

Faculty Extra Curricula / Extension:

Premier’s Debating Challenge (supported by debate coaching run by senior debating students)

Year 7 and 8 Debating Team who successfully won the Inter-Zone Final

UNSW English Competition

Whitlam Institute's What Matters writing competition

Sydney Writers Festival Student Day (open to GAT English students)

Year 10 students meeting Jennifer Niven (author of All the Bright Places and Holding the Universe)