The Year 12 syllabus is divided into two units which are delivered as a pair. The notional time for the pair of units is 110 class contact hours.
- Unit 3 focuses on exploring different perspectives presented in a range of texts and contexts. Students
- Explore attitudes, text structures and language features to understand a text’s meaning and purpose
- Examine relationships between context, purpose and audience in different language modes and types of texts, and their impact on meaning
- Consider how perspectives and values are presented in texts to influence specific audiences
- Develop and justify their own interpretations when responding to texts
- Learn how to communicate logically, persuasively and imaginatively in different contexts, for different purposes, using a variety of types of texts.
- Explore how ideas, attitudes and values are presented by synthesising information from a range of sources to develop independent perspectives
- Analyse the ways in which authors influence and position audiences
- Investigate differing perspectives and develop reasoned responses to these in a range of text forms for a variety of audiences
- Construct and clearly express coherent, logical and sustained arguments and demonstrate an understanding of purpose, audience and context
- Consider intended purpose and audience response when creating their own persuasive, analytical , imaginative, and interpretive texts.
Students respond to a variety of written, spoken, digital and multimodal texts.
Students can respond in a range of text forms, including fiction and non‐fiction, media texts, multimodal and digital texts.
Creating - 45%
Students create 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
External set task - 15%
A written task or item or set of items of one hour duration developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority and administered by the school.
Note: This course will not have an external examination, however, students will be required to sit an externally set task (50 minutes duration). The EST is a compulsory assessment subject to the same attendance requirements as Senior School Exams.