Stage 1 Chinese Background Speakers

Stage 1 subject open to Year 10 students

Course details

About the subject

In this course students interact with others to exchange and explain information, opinions, and ideas; create texts to express ideas, opinions, and perspectives on contemporary issues; and analyse, evaluate, and respond to a range of texts. Students examine relationships between language, culture, and identity and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.

A bilingual dictionary (Chinese to English, English to Chinese) is highly recommended.

Who is this subject for?

This course is for students with who have a background in the language and who have had more than 1 year of education in a country where the Chinese Mandarin is spoken.

Students, typically, will have been born in a country where Chinese is a major language of communication and a medium of instruction, and will have had more than 1 year of education in that country or in a wholly Chinese speaking environment.


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Type 1: Interaction
  • Type 2: Text Production
  • Type 3: Text Analysis
  • Type 4: Investigation

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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