Stage 1 English B

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 explore how the purpose of a text is achieved through application of text conventions and stylistic choices to position the audience to respond to ideas and perspectives. An understanding of purpose, audience, and context is applied in students’ own creation of imaginative, interpretive, analytical, and persuasive texts that may be written, oral, and/or multimodal.

Students complete a range of tasks from the following categories:

Responding to texts: Students explore a range of texts including novellas, short films, and plays.

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

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 2 English or Stage 2 Essential English