Students will develop English skills and in particular the communication process. They will recognise the conventions of different text types and contexts, and consider the role of language in communications between individuals, groups and organisations.
Throughout the year, students may:
- Respond to Texts
Students demonstrate a critical understanding of the language features, stylistic features, and conventions of particular text types and identify the ideas and perspectives conveyed by texts.
- Create Texts
Students create a range of texts for a variety of purposes. By experimenting with innovative and imaginative language features, stylistic features, and text conventions, students develop their personal voice and perspectives.
- Undertake a Comparative Analysis
Students complete a written comparative analysis of two texts and evaluate how the language features, stylistic features, and conventions in these texts are used to represent ideas, perspectives, and/or aspects of culture, and to influence audiences.
Responding to Texts 30%
- Students complete three responses to texts. Two of the responses must be written, and one must be oral. The written responses should total a maximum of 2000 words, and the oral/multimodal response should be a maximum of 6 minutes.
Creating Texts 40%
- Students complete four created texts, one of which is the writer’s statement. The three texts should total a maximum of 3000 words, and the writer’s statement should be a maximum of 1000 words. An oral and/or multimodal text or writer’s statement should be of equivalent length.
Comparative Analysis 30%
- The comparative analysis must be a product of independent study, but it is appropriate for teachers to advise and support students in choosing texts to compare. The comparative analysis should be a maximum of 2000 words.