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NSW Syllabuses

The study of English

Meaning is central to the study of English. The study of English makes explicit the language forms and processes of meaning. English Stage 6 develops this by encouraging students to explore, critically evaluate and appreciate a wide variety of the texts of Australian and other societies, in various forms and media, including multimedia. 

The study of English involves exploring, responding to and composing texts:

  • in and for a range of personal, social, historical, cultural and workplace contexts
  • using a variety of language modes, forms, features and structures. 

Meaning is achieved through responding and composing, which are typically interdependent and ongoing processes.