Unit 3

School-assessed Coursework for the outcomes in Unit 3 will contribute 25 per cent to the student’s study score for English.

Outcome 1
Analyse how a selected text constructs meaning, conveys ideas and values, and is open to a range of interpretations.
This outcome will contribute 30 marks out of the 100 marks allocated to School-assessed Coursework for Unit 3. It will be assessed by one task which will contribute a total of 30 marks.
Task Description This task requires:
  • An extended written interpretation of one selected text- A T.E.E.L based essay on Charles Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol'.
  • Advice: A extended written interpretation should be approximately 600–800 words in total.

Outcome 2
Draw on ideas and/or arguments suggested by a chosen Context to create written texts for a specified audience and purpose; and to discuss and analyse in writing their decisions about form, purpose, language, audience and context.
This outcome will contribute 30 marks out of the 100 marks allocated to School-assessed Coursework for Unit 3.
Task Description This task requires:
  • Three to five shorter texts created for a specific audience/s and context/s with a written explanation of decisions about form, purpose, language, audience and context.
  • Advice: The written texts should be approximately 1100–1300 words in total.

Outcome 3
Analyse the use of language in texts that present a point of view on an issue currently debated in the Australian media, and to construct, orally or in writing, a sustained and reasoned point of view on the selected issue.
Task Description This task requires:
  • writing which analyses the use of language in three or more persuasive texts that debate a current issue in the Australian media

and

  • a sustained and reasoned point of view on the selected issue in written and oral form.

This outcome will contribute 40 marks out of the 100 marks allocated to School-assessed Coursework for Unit 3- 20 marks for language analysis and 20 marks for the oral presentation.