English

Important Information: English is compulsory at Units 1-4, except for those students who qualify for English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Year 11

Unit One

In this unit, students read and respond to texts analytically and creatively. They also analyse arguments and the use of persuasive language in texts and create their own texts intended to position audiences. Students continue to develop their skills in creating written, spoken and multimodal texts.

Unit Two

In this unit students compare the presentation of ideas, issues and themes in texts. They also analyse arguments and the use of persuasive language in texts and create their own texts intended to position audiences. Students further develop their skills in creating written, spoken and multimodal texts.

Year 12

Unit Three

In this unit students read and respond to texts analytically and creatively. They also analyse arguments and the use of persuasive language in texts. Texts selected for study in Area of Study 1 must be chosen from the Text List published annually by the VCAA. The texts selected for study in Unit 3 Area of Study 2 must have appeared in the media since 1 September of the previous year.

Unit Four

In this unit students compare the presentation of ideas, issues and themes in texts. They also create an oral presentation intended to position audiences about an issue currently debated in the media.

Texts selected for Area of Study 1 must be chosen from the Text List published annually by the VCAA. The issues selected for Area of Study 2 must have appeared in the media since 1 September of the previous year, but need not be the same as the issue selected for study in Unit 3.