English is an expression of the human need to communicate. Language shapes understanding of ourselves and our world. It is the primary means by which we relate to others. The knowledge, skills, understanding, values and attitudes gained in English are central to learning and development. English allows students to take their place in the wider world as confident communicators, critical and imaginative thinkers, life-long learners, and informed and active participants in society.
At Tenterfield High School, our 21st Century learners examine the world around them through a variety of texts, including multimedia, indigenous writing, poetry, plays, newspapers, magazines and the traditional novel. By composing and responding to visual and written texts with imagination, feeling, logic, and conviction, students at Tenterfield High School develop a greater understanding of themselves and of the human experience.
English is a compulsory subject for Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8), Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10) and Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12). The programs implemented here at Tenterfield High School ensure that the reading, writing and comprehension skills of all students are gradually built upon to prepare them for the work place, the Higher School Certificate, TAFE and university.