Year 12 English (12ENG)

12ENG
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Botha

Pre-requisites

Students will have achieved at least two internal Achievement Standard  and one external Achievement Standard in Level 1 English.


The Year 12 English course will further develop student's analysis and critical thinking skills in English. Students will have 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 two forms of written text - this might be a novel, a poetry study, short stories or a play. Some classes may study more than one written genre. These studies will lead to the opportunity to enter at least two of the three written external examinations and classes will also be entered in up to four internal Achievement Standard assessments.  

This course offers credits that contribute to the attaining of University Entrance literacy . The writing credits may be achieved through internal Achievement Standard 2.1 (a portfoilio for 6 credits) but the reading credits are obtained through 1 internal Achievement Standard (AS 2.9 -  a portfoilio for 4 credits) PLUS one external standard (AS 2.1 - 4 credits). Students need to be ready to commit themselves fully to this course of study and set themselves goals that will see them reach success. 

 It is desired that students enter Year 12 English with an appreciation of literature - for ideas, characters, symbolism and language in all its forms.  An ability to work towards writing that is fluent and the ability to develop ideas will go a long way to achieving success.

 

The course offers 21 credits (13 credits from internal assessments, 8 credits from external exams).


Course Overview

Term 1
In term one students will learn to develop their personal voice as they respond to a combination of short and extended texts which they self-select. This standard requires students to develop both their time management skills and the ability to respond with evidence to different viewpoints. In the second half of the term they will move from personal response to a more formal analysis of visual text. Throughout the term students will be developing their critical thinking skills and develop the capability of communication through organising, developing and articulating their ideas.

Students will complete:
AS91107 (2.10) Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence (3 credits)
Students will work towards completion of:
AS91106 (2.9) Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence : 4 credits
AS91101 (2.4) Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing: 6 credits

Term 2

In Term Two students will continue to develop their personal voice as they complete their responses to a combination of short and extended texts which they self-select. This term students will build on their close viewing and critical thinking skills as they explore a feature film in preparation for an external standard. They will also be honing their writing skills as they work towards completing their writing portfolio. .

Students will complete :
AS91106 (2.9) Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence : 4 credits
Students will continue to work towards completion of
AS 91101 (2.4) - Internal Standard-Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing: 6 credits
Students will complete studies and formative assessments as they work towards preparing for the external
AS 91099 (2.12) - External standard - Analyse specified aspects of studied visual text supported by evidence : 4 credits

Term 3
This term students will finalise the writing portfolio
AS 2.4 Writing (6 credits)
Students work towards the external standard in analysing written texts
AS 2.1 Analyse studied written texts supported by evidence

Learning Areas:

English



Pathway

Year 13 English (13ENG), Year 13 English Internal (13ENGI)

Career Pathways

Secondary School Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Primary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Counsellor, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Teacher Aide, Trainer, Youth Worker, Musician