All classes will focus on preparing students with the skills they require for the end-of-year exam and for their School Assessed Coursework tasks. The three main sections of the course are:
Section A: Reading and Creating texts: (Unit 3)
Two texts to be studied in Unit 3.
2 SACs. One analytical and one creative. These must be on different texts. The creative may be oral.
Exam component: an analytical response to one of two texts selected from the English/EAL Text List published annually by the VCAA for Unit 3 Outcome 1.
Section B: Reading and Comparing texts: (Unit 4)
Two texts to be studied as a pair. Expansion of text study to include a comparison of the presentation of ideas, issues and themes in texts.
Exam component: an analytical response to a pair of selected texts from the English/EAL Text List published by the VCAA for Unit 4 Outcome 1.
Section C: Analysing argument: (Unit 3 and Unit 4)
Builds on existing study by including a more balanced approach to the analysis and presentation of argument and language. Given the amount of texts and the possible combinations it may be necessary for students to swap class times at the end of unit 3 so they can study their paired texts. More information will follow on possible class times.