Draft Stage 6 Syllabus Consultation
The Draft Stage 6 syllabus
has now been released and we have prepared an analysis of the differences between the current syllabus and the new proposals. The Standard, Advanced
, English Studies
courses are available to members once they have logged in
. We hope that these will assist you in clarifying the new draft against your current practice.
We ask that you respond to the ETA surveys
individually or as a faculty so that our submission to the BoSTES reflects the views of the broad membership. A faculty meeting around responding to the consultation can be an excellent form of staff development and using the list of differences in conjunction with reading the draft document can assist in clarifying some of the changes.
Regional branches will be holding accredited consultation meetings
in their areas.
PLEASE SUBMIT SURVEYS BEFORE 25TH AUGUST
to allow for compilation of our report by the due date to the BoSTESETA surveys
ETA Annual Conference
18th- 19th November
Call for papers
With a new senior syllabus at our doorstep and the introduction of the English Textual Concepts™, we are navigating through exciting waters. This conference aims to explore the possibilities of emerging currents that bring with them profound changes to the ways we teach our students. Even after four centuries great literary figures like Shakespeare offer inspiration and newness and create pathways through the present. Shakespeare may not have dreamed of our world but he understood those rhythms of humanity that steer us forward.
The English Textual Concepts™ website is now live and available to teachers. This progression of textual concepts and processes through which students learn them gives members a clear development of the understandings explicitly stated in or implied by the English K-10 syllabus. Developed jointly by the ETA and the NSW Department of Education, English Textual Concepts™ explains the meanings of concepts within a theoretical framework and charts the development of these from Early Stage One to Stage 5 to support teachers in
- guiding students towards higher order thinking through the core of the discipline of English
- developing understanding of these concepts for their students through the processes of English and
- concept-based programming.
Give your students the benefit of this resource.