Students focus on the skills and strategies of critical thinking needed to interpret texts. Through a shared and individual study of texts, they have opportunities to exchange and develop ideas, find evidence to support a personal view, and learn to construct logical and convincing arguments.
Students undertake tasks within the following:
The text study comprises four shared studies and an individual study. Shared Studies consist of a:
Among the texts chosen for the four shared studies there must be:
The individual study provides scope for the development of student interest outside the texts studied as a class. It is undertaken independently.
Students compose texts, both written and oral covering a range of text types They should be given the opportunity to explore a range of forms (e.g. narrative, persuasive, expository, and descriptive) to enable them to model their own text production.
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
The examination is divided into three sections. Students must choose one question from each section.
The examination will be graded by external assessors with reference to the performance standards.
The English Studies 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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