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UNIT 3

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

Outcome:
On completion of this unit the student should be able to a analyse and compare the use of argument and persuasive language in texts that present a point of view on an issue currently debated in the media.

Summative Assessment—SAC 1
An analysis and comparison, in written form, of argument and the use of persuasive language in two print and one visual text that present a point of view on a recent issue that has been debated in the Australian media.
Approximate length of written response is 800–1000 words.

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 to achieve a successful outcome.

Text set for study in term 1: Much Ado About Nothing
Text set for study in term 2: Rear Window (directed by Alfred Hitchcock)

Outcome:
On completion of this unit the student should be able to produce (1) an analytical interpretation of a selected text, and (2) a creative response to a different selected text.

Summative Assessment Task—SAC 2:
A creative response to Much Ado About Nothing in oral form and a written explanation of decisions made in the planning and development process and how these demonstrate understanding of the text.
• Approximate length of the statement of intention is 300–500 words.
• Approximate length of individual oral response is 4–6 minutes.

Summative Assessment Task—SAC 3:
A sustained analytical essay that offers an interpretation ofRear Window.
Approximate length of written response is 800–1000 words.

UNIT 4

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

Outcome:
On completion of this unit the student should be able to construct a sustained and reasoned point of view on an issue currently debated in the media.

Summative Assessment—SAC 1
A point of view presented in oral form using sound argument and persuasive language. The point of view should relate to a topical, current issue of significance to Australians, and have been debated in the Australian media no earlier than 1st June of the current year.
Approximate length of individual oral response is 4–6 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.
Cue cards must be submitted at the conclusion of the student’s presentation.

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 Comparing Texts to achieve a successful outcome.

Texts set for comparison:
Never Let Me Go

Stasiland

Outcome:
On completion of this unit the student should be able to produce a detailed comparison which analyses how two selected texts present ideas, issues and themes.

Summative Assessment Task—SAC 2:
A sustained and detailed written comparative analysis of how Never Let Me Go and Stasiland present ideas, issues and themes.
Approximate length is 900–1200 words.

VCAA Examination

All the key knowledge and key skills that underpin the outcomes in Units 3 and 4 are examinable.

The duration of the exam is three hours.

A dictionary is permitted for use during the exam, but not a thesaurus.

Section A: Analytical interpretation of a text
Assessment will be based on an analytical essay to one of the two texts selected for Unit 3 Outcome 1.

Section B: Comparative analysis of texts
Assessment will be based on an analytical comparative analytical essay to the pair of selected texts for Unit 4 Outcome 1.

Section C: Argument and Persuasive Language
Assessment will be based on an analysis of how argument and persuasive language are used in one or more print and visual texts to persuade others to agree with the point(s) of view expressed.

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