English language competence allows students to understand and appreciate their world, empowering them to participate socially, economically and culturally in Australian society. The study of English fosters literate, articulate individuals capable of critical and imaginative thinking, aesthetic appreciation, creativity and self-expression.

At Trafalgar High School the English courses are designed to enable students to:

  • extend their language skills through thinking, reading, writing, speaking and listening;
  • communicate ideas, feelings, observations and information effectively, both orally and in writing to a range of audiences;
  • understand, enjoy and appreciate language in its written, oral and multimodal forms;
  • extend their English competence to meet the demands of further study, the workplace, and their own needs and interests.