Centre for Continuing Education

Robert Dickins

Robert Dickins

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Robert taught HSC English for over 25 years at Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, where he was Head of English and retired as Emeritus Head of English. He also marked the HSC for the Board of Studies for 16 years, as Marker and Senior Marker. Robert was a member of the AIS English Reference Group in the consultative process to develop the Stage 6 English Syllabus, and also developed for AIS a series of Study Days for senior English students. In addition, he served as Chair of the AIS Professional Development Committee. He has taught HSC Advanced English Preparation at the Centre for Continuing Education since 2009.

Robert took a first-class Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with majors in English Literature and Early English Language and Literature. He holds a Master of Arts degree, and a Dip.Ed. He was an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Early English Language and Literature at Sydney University, and lectured at the University of Al-Fateh (Libya) before taking up a position at Trinity Grammar. Robert is a keen writer, having written and adapted a series of medieval Mystery and Miracle dramas for school performance, and has published poetry. He has a particular interest in how language works, and has a strong commitment to helping students realise their full potential in the fundamental skill of understanding and utilising the power of language.