Secondary English Conference - Stage 6: Exploring the new Years 11 and 12 Standard and Advanced Courses

Due to demand we now have an additional Conference date:  Monday, 18 September 2017


Secondary English Conference - Stage 6:  Exploring the new Years 11 and 12 Standard and Advanced Courses. “...Come, my friends, 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world”

This is a major English conference for all involved in teaching English in the senior secondary years. The focus of the conference will be the recently released revised English Stage 6 Syllabus (Standard and Advanced courses). This is an opportunity for English teachers to engage in a significant professional learning experience in order to plan, program, resource and implement the new English syllabus for 2018. Our three highly experienced and passionate presenters, Associate Professor Jackie Manuel, Deb McPherson and Jane Sherlock are back for 2017.

This conference will address:

What is new and what has been maintained in the revised senior English syllabus and what are the implications of this for successful teaching and learning in Year 11 and the HSC year?

How do we program for engaged and effective learning for all students and reinvigorate the experience of English in Year 11?

What resources can we adopt, adapt and create to cater for the diverse learning needs of students in Stage 6?

Which Module rubrics require a rethinking of previous approaches to the study of texts?

What are the most appropriate pathways for Standard and Advanced students?

This conference will provide practical, transferable and adaptable ideas and resources to inspire confidence, engagement and agency in your own teaching and your students’ learning. Fresh ideas will be presented to support you as you begin to plan for the implementation of the revised English Stage 6 Syllabus.


Completing a Secondary English Conference - English Stage 6  Conference will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Target Participants

All secondary English teachers and Head Teachers of English


There will be a range of delivery modes including exposition, multi-media presentations, Q & A sessions and plenary dialogues.