Secondary English Stage 6 Conference - Let's enrich and enjoy HSC English


English Stage 6:

“ … art to enchant …”

(The Tempest)

Let’s enrich and enjoy

                                                       HSC English

The new English Stage 6 Syllabus is now part of our classroom teaching and learning. This conference will focus on key areas of the new syllabus with close attention to Year 12. It builds on previous English conferences and provides a deeper exploration of specific areas identified from teacher feedback. This is a major English conference for all involved in teaching English in the senior secondary years.

The Craft of Writing

  • The key requirements for Module C with practical strategies and resources for teaching, learning and examination preparation
  • Expert voices from the classroom on successful programming and practice for The Craft of Writing: Narelle Nightscales (Elizabeth Macarthur), Mark Rafidi (Ulludulla High) and Paula Madigan (DoE)

Module B for Advanced and Standard in parallel sessions (Conference participants can select to attend Standard or Advanced)

  • The distinctive requirements of Module B

An exploration of Module B Advanced texts by Jackie Manuel (USyd) and Steve Henry  (Cherrybrook THS): Emma, Great Expectations, An Artist of the Floating World, Poetry of T.S. Eliot and David Malouf, A Doll’s House, Under Milkwood, Good Night, Good Luck, Henry IV Part 1

An exploration of Module B Standard texts by Jane Sherlock and Deb McPherson: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Feed, Poetry of Robert Gray and Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Namatjira, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, The Truman Show, Frank Hurley: The Man who Made History

  • Resources and practical approaches to teaching and learning, assessment and examination preparation

Assessment: multimodal texts and tasks

  • How to incorporate and extend skills from Years 7-12
  • Exploration of multimodal texts and tasks from classroom teachers and ideas for multimodal assessment tasks linked to specific Modules by Rosemary Henzell (Willoughby Girls High), Sam Ferris (Barrenjoey High) and Paul Madigan (DoE)

General panel Q &A

This conference will provide practical, transferable and adaptable ideas and resources to inspire confidence, engagement and agency in teaching and students’ learning. Fresh ideas will be presented to support teachers to continue to implement the English Stage 6 Syllabus in 2019.

Cost $250


Completing a Secondary English Conference - English Stage 6 conference will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 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, and plenary dialogues.