VCE English

The study of English contributes to the development of literate individuals capable of critical and creative thinking and writing.  VCE English focuses on how English language is used to create meaning in written, spoken and multimodal texts of varying complexity.

ENGLISH and/or LITERATURE are compulsory, but students may elect to do both. It is highly recommended that a full sequence of 1, 2, 3 & 4 units is completed.)

EAL ( English as an Additional Language). In order to be eligible for the study of EAL a strict criteria must be met according to the VCAA. If a student wishes to apply to do EAL she must obtain a form from the Director of Studies 10-12 and submit it with the subject selection forms. Any queries about course content and assessment can be directed to the English Curriculum Leader.

Unit 1:    English    

Areas of Study

•    Reading and creating texts
•    Analysing and presenting argument

Outcomes
On completion of this unit the student should be able to:

  • Produce analytical and creative responses to texts
  • Analyse how argument and persuasive language can be used to position audiences
  • Create their own texts: oral and written,  intended to persuade

 

Unit 2:    English

Areas of Study
•    Reading and comparing texts
•    Analysing and presenting argument

Outcomes
On completion of this unit the student should be able to:

  • Compare the presentation of ideas, issues and themes in two texts.
  • Identify and analyse how argument and persuasive language are used in text/s that attempt to influence an audience
  • Create a text which presents a point of view

Assessment for Units 1 & 2
Assessment is drawn from a range of tasks including:
•    analytical and creative responses to texts
•    oral presentations
•    analysis of media texts
•    presentation of a point of view

 

Unit 3:    English

What is Units 3 and 4 English?

Areas of Study

•    Reading and creating texts
•    Analysing argument

Outcomes
On completion of this unit the student should be able to:

•    analyse, either orally or in writing, how explicit and implied values underpin a text, how the features of the text influence interpretation, how interpretation can invite readers to develop their own position and how texts construct meaning, convey ideas and values, and are open to a range of interpretations 

•   create an original  text (written or oral) which draws on ideas, context and literary features  suggested by the study of a chosen text to for a specified audience and purpose; and explain in writing  decisions about form, purpose, audience and context

•    analyse the use of language and the construction of argument in texts that present a point of view on an issue currently debated in the Australian or international media

 

Unit 4:    English

Areas of Study
•    Reading and comparing texts
•    Presenting argument

Outcomes
On completion of this unit the student should be able to:
•    develop and justify a detailed interpretation of a selected text
•    draw on ideas, issues and themes  suggested by a chosen pair of texts considering the ways that textual features impact on meaning; and demonstrate an enriched understanding of both texts studied

•    construct, either orally or in writing, a sustained and reasoned point of view on a selected issue

 

Assessment for Units 3 & 4
Assessment is drawn from a range of selected tasks to cover the prescribed areas of the study outcomes:
•    School assessed coursework for Unit 3 contributes 25 per cent to the final assessment
•    School assessed coursework for Unit 4 contributes 25 per cent to the final assessment
•    End of year examination contributes 50 per cent to the final assessment

All school assessed coursework is subject to VCAA moderation.

 

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