In the English Learning Area students learn about the English language: how it works and how to use it effectively. They develop an understanding of the ways in which language operates as a social process and how to use language in a variety of forms and situations. They learn to speak, listen, view, read and write effectively.

Students studying English at Newman Senior High School can expect to enjoy themselves while being offered every opportunity to shine in both the traditional elements of English, such as the conventions of standard Australian English, as well as in the progressive area of critical literacy – the ability to see how different texts can both shape and reflect our identity, values and beliefs. Their progress will be assessed in a variety of ways and students will be encouraged to extend themselves and express their creativity, while developing a strong grounding in the essential conventions of language and literacy.

Creative writing is promoted through workshops conducted by visiting authors and by participation in a range of writing competitions. Debating is offered through participation in Country Week for senior school students. After school tutorials are also offered for all year groups, whether it be to get some help with homework, assessment tasks or to prepare students for exams, these sessions are a fantastic opportunity for students to enhance their understanding in a relaxed, one-on-one environment.

Comparability between classes is achieved through moderation, tests and examinations.

Senior School

Courses for Senior Students that may be avalible subject to student selection, class sizes and resourcing. 

Year 11 - English General

Year 11 - English ATAR

Year 12 - English General

Year 12 - English ATAR