Students enjoying reading KindlesStudents reading in English classStudents using ipads during English classes

English at Canberra High School aims to be engaging and enlightening for the student body. Students have access to technology that helps enhance their learning experience.


Students will be assessed on the three major aspects of English: writing, reading and speaking. Assessments are modified depending on student ability levels.

Students are further supported through classroom practices of drafting and editing, after receiving feedback from teachers.

Students are assessed against the Australian Curriculum standards in each year level. All students must submit an essay and a creative response each semester and Years 7-8 deliver an oral presentation each term, whereas Year 9-10 deliver one each semester.

EALD - English as an Additional Language or Dialect

Students who have English as an additional language or dialect (EALD) are supported through dedicated study sessions across the timetable.