English (Units 1 & 2) - ATAR

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Course Code:
AEENG
Pathway:
University Pathway
Pre-requisites:
English B grade / Exam 65%
Course Description:
The English ATAR course focuses on developing students’ analytical, creative, and critical thinking and communication skills in all language modes, encouraging students to critically engage with texts from their contemporary world, the past, and from Australian and other cultures. Through close study and wide reading, viewing and listening, students develop the ability to analyze and evaluate the purpose, stylistic qualities and conventions of texts and to enjoy creating imaginative, interpretive, persuasive and analytical responses in a range of written, oral, multimodal and digital forms.
Course Assessment:
Responding - 35%
Types of assessment will involve tasks in which students comprehend, engage with, interpret, analyse, compare, contrast, reflect on, appreciate and evaluate a range of texts and text forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Students can respond in a range of text forms including fiction and non-fiction, media texts, multimodal and digital texts.

Creating - 35%-40%
Students create sustained imaginative, interpretive and persuasive texts in a range of modes for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Students can create a range of text forms including fiction and non-fiction, media texts, multimodal and digital texts.

Examination - 20%-30%
The examination assesses work covered in the unit(s) completed, using questions requiring responses to texts and the creation of texts. The examination is typically conducted at the end of the semester and/or unit and reflects the examination design brief for this syllabus. In preparation for Unit 3 and Unit 4, the examination should reflect the examination design brief included in the English ATAR Year 12 syllabus for this course.
Further Study:
English (Units 3 & 4) - ATAR
Additional Information:

The English ATAR course is designed to develop students’ facility with all types of texts and language modes and to foster an appreciation of the value of English for lifelong learning.