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Airds High School

Airds High School

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English is the mandatory subject from Kindergarten to Year 12 in the NSW curriculum. Knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes acquired in English are central to the learning and development of students in NSW. 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.

At Airds High School, the following English courses are available to students:

·       English Standard Year 11 Course 11130

·       English Standard Year 12 Course 15130

·       English Advanced Year 11 Course 11140

·       English Advanced Year 12 Course 15140

·       English Extension 1 Year 11 Course 11150

·       English Extension 1 Year 12 Course 15160

·       English Studies Year 11 Course 30105

·       English Studies Year 12 Course 15125

·       English 7-10 Course 300

Other courses include:

·       Drama 100 hours Stage 5 Course 2011

·       Drama Year 11 Course 11090

·       Drama Year 12 Course 15090


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.

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 English, we aim to broaden students' understanding and appreciation of textual forms and to be critical and engaged with the world in which they live.

For all inquiries regarding English at Airds High School, please email

Current Staff

Ms Vicki Nguyen (Head Teacher)

Ms Sarah Borrego

Ms Pia Cruz

Mr James Poole

Ms Amber Russell

Mr Scott Mallise