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Year 11 and 12 English

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Pre-requisites

Attaining a pass in English and Math is beneficial, and strongly advised for the full duration of this qualification.

Co-requisites

N/A

Subject Description

English focuses on the study of both literary texts and non-literary texts, developing students as independent, innovative and creative learners and thinkers who appreciate the aesthetic use of language, analyse perspectives and evidence, and challenge ideas and interpretations through the analysis and creation of varied texts.

Weekly workload (hours)

4+ hours

Structure

​Unit 1
​Unit 2
​Unit 3
​Unit 4
Perspectives and texts
 Texts and culture
Textual connections
Close study of literary texts

Examining and creating perspectives in texts

Responding to a variety of non-literary and literary texts

Creating responses for public audiences and persuasive texts

Examining and shaping representations of culture in texts

Responding to literary and non-literary texts, including a focus on Australian texts

Creating imaginative and analytical texts

Exploring connections between texts


Examining different perspectives of the same issue in texts and shaping own perspectives

Creating responses for public audiences and persuasive texts

Engaging with literary texts from diverse times and places

Responding to literary texts creatively and critically


Creating imaginative and analytical texts

Assessment

Four formative assessments are completed in Units 1 and 2. In Units 3 and 4, students complete four summative assessments. The results from each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100. Students will also receive an overall subject result (A–E).

Summative assessment

Unit 3 Unit 4

Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):

  • Extended response — written response for a public audience
25%

Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):

  • Extended response — imaginative written response
25%

Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):

  • Extended response — persuasive spoken response
25%

Summative external assessment (EA):

  • Examination — analytical written response
25%

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Last reviewed 25 June 2020
Last updated 25 June 2020