- Note From 2017 this subject will be replaced by the subject titled Stage 2 English
Students consider the role of language in communication between individuals, groups and organisations. By reading, writing, viewing, listening and speaking, and through the use of information and communication technologies, students develop literacy skills in a broad range of contexts.
Students undertake tasks within the following:
1. Analysis and comparison of one of the following categories of communication:
2. Completion of a practical application involving the development of a product, reflection on the process of development, and the findings reached by the student. Students select one of the following applications:
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Students complete a Folio containing work from both:
Students write a commentary on an example of communication. This could be a short story, novel, poem, or film; or a text used to communicate an idea or information such as a transcript of a speech, or a letter.
Students compose a piece of written text and a writer’s statement that outlines their intentions and reflection of the process used to produce it.
The text production piece can be creative (e.g. a narrative or expository piece) or functional (e.g. writing for a technical journal).
The total length of the writing in the Folio is up to a maximum of 2000 words.
The folio is double graded, firstly by the student’s teacher and secondly by an external assessor appointed by the SACE Board. The teacher and the external assessor make a decision about the quality of the folio with reference to the performance standards.
The English Communications Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.
The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.
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