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English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.

An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for 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 Advanced
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • English Standard
  • English Studies.

The English faculty at KKHS understands the importance of high expectations for student achievement; creating lessons that increase engagement and creating an environment where creativity and critical thinking can flourish. 

Head Teacher QUEST: Mrs K Edwards

The modern classroom sees our teachers working in partnership with our students, establishing a culture of collaboration to achieve outcomes and providing feedback and support which encourages success measurable both inside and outside the classroom. Taking on board student voice in the planning of tasks, this quality approach promotes future-focused learning and fosters a culture of quality teaching. 

Involvement and commitment to projects allow students to drive their learning and develop their skills making them ready for real-world challenges.

Proven success:

·         Year 8 winning entry for the Cessnock Council Community Waste Ops film

·         Year 9 Creative Writing class publication of the compilation of short stories – Eunoia

·         Mayoral debating challenges.

In the senior years, students are able to apply their knowledge and skills in the best suited HSC course.  The English faculty at Kurri Kurri are proud to offer the full complement of HSC courses:  Advanced, Extension 1 and 2, Standard and English Studies.  We have a track record of successful HSC results across all examined courses and take pride in the significant and sustained positive results for our students

Check out the winning video created by 8G in English for the Waste Ops competition.