Stage 1 Essential 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 Essential English students respond to and create texts in and for a range of personal, social, cultural, community, and/or workplace contexts. Students understand and interpret information, ideas, and perspectives in texts and consider ways in which language choices are used to create meaning.

Students complete a range of tasks from the following categories:

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

Creating texts:
Students compose written and spoken texts in various genres including expositions, reviews 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 2 Essential English