Stage 1 Essential English A

LENGTH OF COURSE: One Semester

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Year 10 English

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

CONTENT

Stage 1 Essential English is designed for a range of students, including those seeking to meet the SACE literacy requirement, students planning to pursue a career in a range of trades or vocational pathways, and those intending to continue their study of English at Stage 2. There is an emphasis in Stage 1 Essential English on communication, comprehension, analysis and text creation.

Students complete a range of tasks from the following categories:

Responding to texts: Students explore a range of texts including feature films, documentaries and TED Talks.
Creating texts: Students compose written and spoken texts in various genres including expositions, persuasive speeches and multimodal 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 50%

Study Pathways
Stage 1 Essential English B