AS THE days to this year's Higher School Certificate examinations tick down, New England students are being given the assurance of some expert advice about English.
More than 600 students from schools including Armidale High, Barraba Central, Bundarra Central, Duval High, Guyra Central and Manilla Central schools will converge on Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School for some 11th-hour assistance next Tuesday, to participate in the annual HSC English study day.
The students will be given valuable insights by experienced teachers, senior HSC markers, English Teachers' Association representatives and Department of Education and Communities curriculum advisers throughout the course of the day, after being given a choice of lectures covering advanced and standard English at five sessions.
William Shakespeare, John Donne, Henry Lawson, William Yeats, Ted Hughes, Tom Brennan, Jane Austen and Peter Skrzynecki are among the writers who will be the focus of lectures.
The annual HSC English study day is a joint initiative of the New England region of the Department of Education and Communities, and the Peel Valley English Teachers' Association.
The day will be held at Farrer from 9am-3.30pm.