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Year 11 and 12 Essential English

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Pre-requisites

N/A

Co-requisites

N/A

Subject Description

The subject Essential English develops and refines students’ understanding of language, literature and literacy to enable them to interact confidently and effectively with others in everyday, community and social contexts. The subject encourages students to recognise language and texts as relevant in their lives now and in the future and enables them to understand, accept or challenge the values and attitudes in these texts.

Weekly workload (hours)

4+ hours

Structure

​Unit 1
​Unit 2
​Unit 3
​Unit 4
Language that works
Texts and human experiences
Language that influences
Representations and popular culture texts
Responding to a variety of texts used in and developed for a work context

Creating multimodal and written texts

Responding to reflective and nonfiction texts that explore human experiences

Creating spoken and written texts

Creating and shaping perspectives on community, local and global issues in texts
Responding to texts that seek to influence audiences
Responding to popular culture texts
Creating representations of Australian identities, places, events and concepts

Assessment

Four formative assessments are completed in Units 1 and 2. In Units 3 and 4, students complete four summative assessments. Students have opportunities in Units 1 and 2 to experience and respond to the types of assessment they will encounter in Units 3 and 4. 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 - spoken presentation for a public audience

25%

Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):

Extended response - multimodal presentation for a public audience

25%

Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):

Common Internal Assessment - Short response to stimulus (seen and unseen)

25%

Summative external assessment (EA):

Extended response - written response

25%


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Last reviewed 25 June 2020
Last updated 25 June 2020