The mandatory Board of Studies English Curriculum in Years 7 to 10 (stages 4 and 5) involves the study of fiction, film, poetry, drama and multimedia texts. Integration of the new Australian Curriculum has been implemented across years 7 -10.
In stage 6, the Preliminary HSC course offers students a choice of Advanced English, Standard English and English Studies. Students who choose to pursue the Advanced Course are also given the option of studying Extension English, while students who choose to study Standard English or English Studies will also complete the Fundamentals of English Course.
In Year 12 Extension 2 is an additional course available to students who are prolific writers with a passion for textual composition.
The Learning Support Department at the school supports an English Life Skills program in stages 5 and 6 for students with special learning needs.
Diocesan Educational Excellence Award
The successes experienced in recent years resulted in the attainment of a Diocesan Educational Achievement Award in 2013 and 2014. This great achievement is something that the whole Faculty is very proud of. These awards were presented for the significant contribution of the English Faculty to the enhancement of the strong learning culture of John Therry Catholic High School, through the development of teaching and learning programs and assessment procedures aligned to the school’s literacy program.