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SUTHERLAND COLLEGE OF TAFE GYMEA CAMPUS


ADVANCED ENGLISH

Year 12

ASSESSMENT GUIDE

2010






Student Assessment Guide – Advanced English

Sutherland College


6492 EN Advanced English preliminary

6494 EN Advanced English HSC
These 2 modules cover the Year 11 and year 12 English course as prescribed by the Board of Studies. Students sit for the HSC exam conducted by the BOS in October.
In Preliminary English students ‘explore and experiment with the with the way events, experiences, ideas and processes are represented in and through texts’. In HSC English, students ‘reflect on and demonstrate the effectiveness of texts for different audiences and purposes (BOS Syllabus).
Due to the common area covered by the 2 courses, they are delivered in an integrated fashion.
Week 1-6 Preliminary

Week 7-18 Preliminary and HSC

Week 19-30 HSC
Assessment 6492 EN Preliminary
The preliminary assessment will consist of 2 class based tests:
1. Week beg. March 15 2010 Writing Task 50%

2. Week beg. May 12 2010 Reading Task 50%


Assessment for this module is ungraded and recorded as Pass/Fail only. All assessment events used to determine your result will be locally set and marked.
Assessment 6494EN HSC

The HSC assessment mark is reported to the Board of Studies and a scaled assessment mark based on this mark appears on the Record of Achievement issued by the BOS along with the mark achieved in the HSC exam. When you complete this subject it will be reported on your transcript from TAFE as ‘Received Tuition T’.


Any student who misses any of these tasks must contact the teacher, either by phone or in person, within 24 hours of the task to arrange an alternative task.

Where tasks are missed without adequate explanation a mark of zero is recorded for that task.


ADVANCED ENGLISH HSC ASSESSMENT GUIDE 2010


TASK

DESCRIPTION

DATE

VALUE


Task 1

Area of Study

Belonging



Strictly Ballroom by Baz lurhmann

a)Essay
b) oral presentation


Week beg. 22/3
Week beg. 23/8



15%
15%



Task 2

Module A: Comparative Study of Texts & Contexts
Elective 2: Texts in Time


The Great Gatsby and Sonnets from the Portuguese
In class essay





Thursday 27/5



15%


Task 3

Module B: Critical Study of Texts


Speeches

Written

Interview

Monday 28/6

(assessment week)

15%


Task 4

Module C: Representation & Texts

Elective 1: Conflicting Perspectives –

Julius Caesar

Listening task & text

analysis

Monday 23/8

15%


Task 5

Trial Exam


Two papers covering all texts


First week Sept


25%




TOTAL

100%


STANDARD AND ADVANCED ENGLISH

ASSESSMENT 1A

TASK: Essay
WEIGHTING: 15% Listening, Writing, Viewing
DATE: Week beginning 22 March 2010
MODULE: Area of Study – Belonging
TEXT: Strictly Ballroom by Baz Lurhmann
OUTCOMES: 1,2,3,4,6,7,9,10

TASK DESCRIPTION
You will view an exerpt 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, setting, dialogue and camera angles.


You will view the exerpt 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:

  • understand the concept of belonging in the context of your study

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

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



STANDARD AND ADVANCED 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 Lurhmann (Director)

OUTCOMES: 1,2,3,4,6,7,10,13

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 text and one other text of your own choosing.
You will demonstrate the conventions of oral presentation discussed in class.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
You will be assessed on how well you:

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

  • analyse, explain and assess the ways belonging is represented in your prescribed text and one other text

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

  • display the conventions of oral presentations

ADVANCED ENGLISH ASSESSMENT 2
TASK: Essay
MARKS: 15%
DATE: Thursday 27 May
MODULE A: Comparative Study of Texts and Contexts
ELECTIVE 2: Texts in Time – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
OUTCOMES: 1,2A,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,12A,13

TASK DESCRIPTION
You will be required to write a formal essay. The topic will be provided 2 weeks in advance, and you will write the essay in one hour during class time. You may bring one page (only one side) of notes as an aid while writing the essay.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
You will be assessed on how well you:

  • evaluate the relationship between texts and contexts

  • explain how changing values and perspectives are reflected in each text

  • analyse the way language forms and features create a heightened understanding of the meaning and significance of each text.


ADVANCED ASSESSMENT 3
TASK: Written Interview
MARKS: 15%
DATE: Monday 21 June (assessment week)
MODULE B: Critical Study of Texts – Speeches
OUTCOMES: 1,5,6,7,9,10,11,12


TASK DESCRIPTION

Compose an interview for the Educational Supplement of a broadsheet newspaper. You will compose both the questions asked by the journalist, who is investigating this HSC Module, and the responses offered by the interviewee, who is an authority on speeches.


The interview questions must cover the language, content and construction of TWO speeches from your set text. They must also explore similarities between speeches in style and/ or content.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
You will be assessed on how well you:

  • present your ideas in a critical, interpretive way

  • critically analyse the language, content and construction of the texts

  • explore how context influences your own and others’ responses to the texts

  • effectively communicate information & ideas to your audience


ADVANCED ASSESSMENT 4
TASK: Essay
MARKS: 15%
DATE: Tuesday 25 August
MODULE C: Representation and Texts
ELECTIVE 1: Conflicting Perspectives: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, and related material
OUTCOMES: 3,4,6,8,10,12A,

TASK DESCRIPTION

You will listen to a speech from Julius Caesar. The speech 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 you understanding of Conflicting Perspectives.


You will write an essay which refers to the language, content and context of this speech as well as ONE other speech from the play Julius Caesar.
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

You will be assessed on how well you:



  • demonstrate understanding of and evaluate the relationship between representation and meaning

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


Assessment schedule for Advanced English

Exam Tasks = 25%

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

1,2,34,6,710

Area of Study

Essay

15

15










5







5

5

1,2,34,6,7 10

Oral Task: Area of study


15

15













15










1,2A 3,5,8 9 13 12A

Module A: Texts in Time

15




15













5

10




1,5,6 7,9 11

12

Module B: Speeches


15







15










10

5




3,4,6 8,10

12A

Module C: Conflicting

Perspectives


15










15

10










5




Trial Exam

25

10

5

5

5







10

10

5

Sutherland College of TAFE – Gymea

Learning Outcomes


  1. A student explains and evaluates the effects of different contexts of responders and composers of texts.

  2. A student explains relationships among texts.

  3. A student recognises different ways in which particular texts are valued.

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

  5. A student explains and analyses the ways in which language forms and features, and structures of texts shape meaning and influence responses.



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