Stage 1 English A

LENGTH OF COURSE: One Semester

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Year 10 English

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil (Possible Excursion charge of approximately $20)

CONTENT

In Stage 1 English students analyse the interrelationship of author, text, and audience with an emphasis on how languageand stylistic features shape ideas and perspectives in a range of contexts. They consider social, cultural, economic, historical, and/or political perspectives in texts and their representation of human experience and the world.

Students complete a range of tasks from the following categories:

Responding to texts:
Students explore a range of texts including novels, films, short stories and speeches.

Creating texts:
Students compose written and spoken texts in various genres including expositions, narratives and persuasive speeches.

Intertextual study:
Students will complete a study of two connected texts.

 

Assessment Types
Students will be required to undertake written and verbal tasks, and maintain a folio of these tasks, which they will submit at the end of the semester. The folio will include four pieces of work, with evidence of at least one oral presentation.

The weighting for each Assessment Type is:

• Responding to Texts 50%
• Creating Texts 25%
• Intertextual Study 25%

Study Pathways
Stage 1 English B or Stage 1 Essential English B