James Fallon High School

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English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.

Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their intellectual, social and emotional development.

The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:

  • English Extension 2
  • English Extension 1
  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Life Skills.

The study of History from Years 7-12 investigates the actions, motives and lifestyles of people over time, from individuals and family members, to local communities, expanding to national and world history contexts. It introduces the idea that History contains many stories and that there is never only one uncontested version. There are many differing perspectives within a nation’s history, and historians may interpret events differently depending on their point of view and the sources they have used. The study of History strengthens an appreciation for and an understanding of civics and citizenship. It also provides broader insights into the historical experiences of different cultural groups within our society and how various groups have struggled for civil rights, for example Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, migrants and women. History encourages students to develop an understanding of significant historical concepts such as cause and effect, change and continuity, significance, empathy and contestability.

Faculty Staff - 2023

  • Ms M Hurd (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs A Vigar
  • Ms A Baldock
  • Mr A Donnelly 
  • Ms M O'Rance 
  • Ms K Rowan ( Aurora Coordinator)
  • Ms R Antill
  • Mr M Demarzo
  • Ms M Thomas

Subjects offered by the English/History Faculty: 

The following table outlines the different courses offered by the English/History faculty for students in Years 7-12 at James Fallon High School:

Years 7-10 Year 11 Year 12
  • Year 7-10 English
  • Year 7-10 History
  • Advanced English
  • Standard English
  • English Studies
  • English Extension 1
  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • Advanced English
  • Standard English
  • English Studies
  • English Extension 1
    English Extension 2
  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • History Extension