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UNIT 1
Reading and Creating Texts

Through their close study of the set texts, and the range of tasks completed, students are expected to demonstrate the key knowledge and skills outlined for Reading and Creating Texts to produce both analytical and creative responses.

Text set for study in term 1: East, West (The website for East,West unit can be found here)
Text set for study in term 2: Film Text

Outcome 1:
On completion of this unit the student should be able to produce analytical and creative responses to texts.

Formative Assessment:
• Students will complete a range of oral and written tasks on each text that explore and the purposes of the text's form, and how the author's create meaning through the text's historical and cultural contexts, its themes and issues, characters and their relationships, point of view, narrative structure, stylistic features, symbolism and imagery.
• In developing the oral and written texts for assessment, students are expected to show progressive planning; drafting; peer conferencing; editing; redrafting, and polishing of each response.

Summative Assessment Task—SACs:
(1) An extended written analytical essay (800—900 words) that offers an interpretation of one set text.
(2) A creative response (800—900 words) that offers an imaginative recreation of an aspect(s) of the other set text and a written explanation (300—400 words) that explains and justifies the decisions made during the writing process.

Analysing and Presenting Argument

Through their close study of analysing argument and persuasive language, and the range of tasks completed, students are expected to demonstrate the key knowledge and skills outlined for Analysing and Presenting Argument.

Outcome 2:
On completion of this unit the student should be able to analyse how argument and persuasive language can be used to position audiences, and create their own texts intended to position audiences.

Summative Assessment Tasks 1 & 2—SACs.
1. Analysis of argument and language:
A sustained written comparative analysis of the use of argument and persuasive language in one print and one visual text that position readers in particular ways. Approximate length: 600—700 words.

2. Persuasive argument:
A written persuasive text that presents an argument or viewpoint shaped appropriately for a suitable form and its and publication targeted for a specific audience. Approximate length: 600—700 words. A written statement of intention must accompany the student’s argument, articulating the intention of decisions made in the planning process, and how these demonstrate understanding of argument and persuasive language. Approximate length: 300 words.

UNIT 2
Reading and Comparing Texts

This area of study builds on the skills already developed in Unit 1. Students consolidate and fine-tune the key skills through their close study of the set texts, analysing, comparing, and discussing important similarities and differences, exploring how the texts deal with similar or related ideas, issues or themes from different perspectives. Students are expected to demonstrate the key knowledge and skills outlined for Reading and Comparing Texts.

Texts set for study and comparative analysis:
Arcadia
The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Outcome 1:
On completion of this unit the student should be able to compare the presentation of ideas, issues and themes in two texts set for Unit 2.

Summative Assessment Task—SAC:
A sustained written comparative analytical response on the two set texts. Approximate length: 1,000—1,200 words.

Analysing and Presenting Argument

This area of study builds on the skills already developed in Unit 1. Students consolidate and fine-tune the key skills to identify and discuss different persuasive techniques and appeals and how these are used to persuade an audience to the writer's/speaker's point of view. Draw on knowledge of contexts, forms of writing, purposes and audiences to construct a persuasive argument.

Through their close study of analysing argument and persuasive language, and the range of tasks completed, students are expected to demonstrate the key knowledge and skills outlined for Analysing and Presenting Argument.

Outcome 2
On completion of this unit the student should be able to identify and analyse how argument and persuasive language are used in text/s that attempt to influence an audience, and create a text which presents a point of view.

Summative Assessment Tasks 1 & 2—SACs:
This task is in two parts:

Part A: Analysis of argument and language: A sustained written comparative analysis of how the use of argument and persuasive language in two print and one visual text that position readers in particular ways. Approximate length: 800—900 words. The assessment task is undertaken for the examination.

Part B: Persuasive argument: An oral persuasive text that presents an argument or viewpoint shaped appropriately for a suitable form and targeted for a specific audience.

A transcript of the persuasive argument must be submitted by a deadline date set by the teacher along with the written explanation. Cue cards must be submitted at the conclusion of the student’s presentation.

Duration for Oral Presentation: 5–6 minutes.

A written statement of intention must accompany the student’s argument, articulating the intention of decisions made in the planning process, and how these demonstrate understanding of argument and persuasive language. Approximate length: 400—500 words.

Examination

Analysis of argument and language

A sustained written comparative analysis of how the use of argument and persuasive language in two print and one visual text that position readers in particular ways. Approximate length: 800—900 words.

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