Year 11 English (11ENG)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Botha



Year 11 English will further develop a student's reading, writing and critical thinking skills.   Students have many opportunities to develop the ability to respond to a range of literature texts.  The course builds on a student's ability to form opinions about texts and to work closely with the way in which language creates effects.  Students will complete an in-depth study of at least one film and at least one form of written text - this might be a novel, a poetry study or a play.  Some classes may study more than one written genre.  Students will be entered in up to four internal assessments connected with the texts studied.  These text studies will lead to the opportunity to enter at least two written external examinations. 


Course Overview

Term 1
In Term One, students will be exploring how authors deal with specific ideas in a variety of texts. Key concepts that will be explored are identity, communication, story and meaning. The unit entitled Mirrors and Windows will cover the following internal Achievement Standards.
AS 1.5: Produce formal writing
AS 1.7: Create a visual text
AS 1.8: Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence

Term 2
In Term Two, students will be exploring how authors deal with specific ideas in an extended text. Key concepts that will be explored are purpose and audiences; ideas (e.g .character, theme, setting) language features (e.g. figurative language, syntax, style, symbolism, vocabulary);structures (e.g. part text, whole text, narrative, beginnings and endings).
In the second half of the term students will research issues for an oral presentation delivered to the class

AS 1.6 : Construct and deliver an oral text
AS 1.1 Show understanding of specified aspects of written texts (FORMATIVE preparation for external standard)

Term 3
Students will explore visual language in film and develop creative writing skills. The standards covered include
AS 1.2 Show understanding of specified aspects of studied visual texts using supporting evidence.

Term 4
Revision of external standards AS 1.1 and AS 1.2

Learning Areas:



Year 12 English (12ENG)

Career Pathways

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 for learning material