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Sutherland College of TAFE –Gymea campus

STANDARD ENGLISH

YEAR 12


ASSESSMENT BOOKLET


2010
Sutherland College of TAFE - Gymea


LEARNING OUTCOMES


  1. A student demonstrates understanding of how relationships between composer, responder, text and context shape meaning.




  1. A student demonstrates understanding of the relationships amongst texts.




  1. A student develops language relevant to the study of English.




  1. A student describes and analyses the ways that language forms and features, and structures of texts shape meaning and influence responses.




  1. A student analyses the effect of technology and medium on meaning.




  1. A student engages with the details of text in order to respond critically and personally.




  1. A student adapts and synthesises a range of textual features to explore and communicate information, ideas and values for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts.




  1. A student articulates and represents own ideas in critical, interpretive and imaginative texts from a range of perspectives.




  1. A student assesses the appropriateness of a range of processes and technologies in the investigation and organisation of information and ideas.




  1. A student analyses and synthesises information and ideas into sustained and logical argument for a range of purposes and audiences.




  1. A student draws upon the imagination to transform experience and ideas into text, demonstrating control of language.




  1. A student reflects on own processes of responding and composing.




  1. A student reflects on own processes of learning.


ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE FOR STANDARD ENGLISH


Exam tasks = 30%

Course content

Language Mode

OUTCOMES



TASK

Weighting



Area of study



Module A

Module B

Module C

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

Viewing\Rep










40

20

20

20

15

15

25

30

15



1,2,3,46,7,10

Area of Study
Essay-


15


15











5







5


5


1,2,3,4,6,7,10

Oral Task

Area of Study

Belonging

Strictly Ballroom

(film)




15


15













15











1,3,4,

8,11,12

Module A

Distinctive voices

Harry Lavender

(prose fiction)





15





15









10






5






1,3,5,6,7,8,9,

11

Module B

Close study of text

Wilfred Owen

(poetry)




15









15








5



10



1,5,6,

10,12

Module C

Into the world

Educating Rita

(drama)





15












15








10





5




Trial Exam

25

10

5

5

5







10

10

5




STANDARD & ADVANCED ENGLISH
ASSESSMENT 1A


TASK: ESSAY
WEIGHTING: 10% Listening, Writing, Viewing
DATE: Week beginning 22 March 2010
MODULE: Area of study - Belonging
TEXT: Strictly Ballroom by Baz Lurhmann (Director)
OUTCOMES: 1, 2,3,4,6,7,10
TASK DESCRIPTION:
You will view an excerpt from Strictly Ballroom and in your response show how Belonging is represented in the scenes selected.
In your answer discuss how a range of film techniques is used to develop the theme of belonging. Refer to techniques such as lighting, music, costumes, and setting, dialogue and camera angles.

You will view the excerpt once and take notes. It will be shown a second time and then you will be given one hour to complete this task.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
You will be assessed on how well you:





  • Analyse , explain and assess the ways belonging is represented in the text






STANDARD ENGLISH
ASSESSMENT 1B


TASK: Oral Presentation
WEIGHTING: 15% Speaking
DATE: Week beginning 26 August 2010
MODULE: Area of Study -Belonging
TEXT: Strictly Ballroom by Baz Lurhman

OUTCOMES: 1, 2,3,4,6,7,10

TASK DESCRIPTION:
You will be given a question related to the concept of belonging one week before the assessment date to prepare a 5 minute speech.

In your oral presentation you will refer closely to your prescribed and one other text of your own choosing.


You will demonstrate the conventions of oral presentations discussed in class
Assessment Criteria
In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:


  • demonstrate understanding of the concept of belonging in the context of your study







  • organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context.



  • Display the conventions of oral presentations

STANDARD ENGLISH




ASSESSMENT 2




TASK: In class essay

WEIGHTING: 15%
DATE: Week beginning 10 May 2010
MODULE: Close Study of text
TEXT: Poetry of Wilfred Owen
OUTCOMES: 1, 3, 5,6,7,8,9,11

TASK DESCRIPTION:



  • You will write an essay on the poetry of Wilfred Owen. You will be given the essay question one week before the due date to allow you to prepare your response.




  • You will then have one hour to write the essay in class.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
You will be assessed on how well you:



  • Demonstrate understanding of the text’s distinctive qualities and how they shape meaning.




  • Compose a well written essay using language appropriate to audience, context and purpose.


STANDARD ENGLISH

ASSESSMENT 3 (a) and (b)




TASK: Listening task and text analysis.
WEIGHTING: 15%
DATE: Week beginning 21 June 2010
MODULE: Experience Through language –Distinctive Voices
TEXT: The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender
OUTCOMES: 1, 3,4,8,11,12,

TASK DESCRIPTION:



  • You will listen to an interview. The interview will be played twice and you will be able to take notes while you listen. You will then be asked to answer a series of questions to demonstrate your understanding of aspects of Distinctive Voices.




  • You will examine an extract from the novel and write an in-class analysis of the extract.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
You will be assessed on how well you:


  • Demonstrate understanding of how Distinctive Voices are created in texts.




  • Demonstrate understanding of the meanings shaped through Distinctive voices.




  • Organise, develop and express ideas effectively using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form.



STANDARD ENGLISH



ASSESSMENT 4




TASK: Interview
WEIGHTING: 15 %
DATE: Week beginning 16 August 2010
MODULE: Texts and Society – Into the world
OUTCOMES: 1,5,6,10,12
TASK DESCRIPTION:


  • Compose an interview as a journalist for a popular weekly magazine.

You are to compose an interview with Rita that focuses on Rita’s experiences, difficulties and outcomes from her experience with education. You should explore the idea that pathways into new worlds offer problems and/or possibilities .You may use quotes from the text in your answer.


Time allowed – One hour

You will be assessed on how well you:


  • Explain connections between the texts and society in a considered and effective way




  • Analyse the ways texts and meaning are shaped by context.




  • Demonstrate detailed textual knowledge and understanding




  • Organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form.


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