12 English ATAR Assessment Outline 2018

 

Assessment
type and weighting
(from syllabus)
Assessment task weighting When Each Semester is divided into two units of 15 weeks Assessment task
Responding 35% 7.5% Semester 1

Week 4-5

Task 1: Saving Francesca

Oral Presentation.

Bildungsroman is a useful genre for discovering how people form their identities. Discuss this statement in relation to the novel, Saving Francesca.

– how expectations of genres have developed and the effect when those expectations are met or not met, extended or subverted

– how responses to texts and genres may change over time and in different cultural contexts

– considering how the conventions of genres can be challenged, manipulated or subverted

– comparing and evaluating the impact of language conventions used in a variety of texts and genres.

7.5% Semester 1

Week 12

Task 5:Slumdog Millionaire In-class short answer responses

1. Analyse stylistic choices of the text that create meaning.

– analysing language, structural and stylistic choices

– explaining how each text conforms to or challenges the conventions of particular genres or modes

– analysing and evaluating how similar themes, issues, ideas and concepts are treated in different texts.

7.5% Semester 1

Week 10

Task 4: Othello In-class essay

Write an essay in which you discuss the values and attitudes that underpin the text.

– sustaining analysis and argument

– using appropriate quotation and referencing protocols

– using strategies for planning, drafting, editing and proofreading

– using accurate spelling, punctuation, syntax and metalanguage

– considering how the conventions of genres can be challenged, manipulated or subverted

– examining how genres and their conventions have changed and been adapted over time.

7.5% Semester 2

Week 9

Task 9:Cloudstreet Oral Presentation Class and home preparation; final task completed in class.

– analysing language, structural and stylistic choices

– explaining how each text conforms to or challenges the conventions of particular genres or modes

– analysing and evaluating how similar themes, issues, ideas and concepts are treated in different texts

Length: 5-10 minutes.

7.5% Semester 2

Week 5 (T3Wk10)

Task 7: 1984 In-class essay

In-class essay about the major themes and messages of 1984. Explore historical context of 1984.

Orwell wrote 1984 as a warning. Explain what he was warning people about. Be sure to examine the influence of political climates in the world during the time when Orwell wrote.

– undertaking close analysis of texts

– examining how each text relates to a particular context or contexts

– comparing the contexts in which texts are created and received.

Creating 35% 8.5% Semester 1

Week 5

Task 2: Saving Francesca Creating

Explore how characters and issues are used to form Francesca’s identity within the genre of Bildungsroman. Create an imaginative text that embodies the same themes of a Bildungsroman.

– transforming and adapting texts for different purposes, contexts and audiences

– making innovative and imaginative use of language features

– using and experimenting with text structures and language features related to specific genres for particular effects

– using strategies for planning, drafting, editing and proofreading

– using accurate spelling, punctuation, syntax and metalanguage.

8.5% Semester 1

Week 8

Task 3: Othello Class and home.

Create a sonnet that embodies the major themes of the text – such as jealousy and racism.

– transforming and adapting texts for different purposes, contexts and audiences

– making innovative and imaginative use of language features

– using and experimenting with text structures and language features related to specific genres for particular effects

9% Semester 2

Week 7

Task 8: Life of Pi (Film Text) In class.

Students will be given a creative prompt that embodies the themes of the film.

– how expectations of genres have developed and the effect when those expectations are met or not met, extended or subverted

– how responses to texts and genres may change over time and in different cultural contexts •

– the role of the audience in making meaning.

9% Semester 2

Week 11

Task 10: Cloudstreet Students will answer a prompt for creative writing that will lend itself to short-story writing. This will reflect the creating section of the exam.

– analysing and evaluating how different attitudes and perspectives underpin texts

– questioning the assumptions and values in texts

– identifying omissions, inclusions, emphases and marginalisations

– discussing and evaluating different readings of texts.

Examination 30% 10% Sem 1

Week 15

Task 6: Semester 1 examination – 3 hours
Section One – 30%; Section Two – 40%; Section Three – 30%

All outcomes for Unit 3

20% Sem 2

Week 14

Task 11: Semester 2 examination – 3 hours
Section One – 30%; Section Two – 40%; Section Three – 30%

All outcomes for Unit 3 & 4

Total 100%