English (Units 1 & 2) - General

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Course Code:
GEENG
Pathway:
General Pathway
Pre-requisites:
The attainment of a C grade or better in Year 10 English.
Course Description:
The English General course focuses on consolidating and refining the skills and knowledge needed by students to become competent, confident and engaged users of English in everyday, community, social, further education, training and workplace contexts. The course is designed to provide students with the skills to succeed in a wide range of post-secondary pathways by developing their language, literacy and literary skills.  Students comprehend, analyse, interpret, evaluate and create analytical, imaginative, interpretive and persuasive texts in a range of written, oral, multimodal and digital forms.
Course Assessment:
Responding - 40-60%
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 - 40-60%
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.
Further Study:
English (Units 3 & 4) - General
Additional Information:
In the English General course, although literary texts remain an important component of the course, the primary focus is on the development and demonstration of literacy and language skills in everyday, social and community contexts.