Year 11 English Assessment Outline

General – Unit 1 and 2

2019

(Updated 21/2/2019)

Assessment
type and weighting
(from syllabus)

Assessment

task

weighting

When Assessment task

Responding

(50%)

10%

Semester 1

Weeks 1–3

Task 1: Students compare and contrast the ways that two directly opposing documentaries, the Truth Behind the Moon Landing and Did we Land on the Moon?, seek to persuade their audience and write an opinionative paragraph on their own opinion on the topic, providing evidence to back up their position.

· Use strategies and skills for comprehending texts

· Consider the ways in which texts communicate ideas

10%

Semester 1

Weeks 6–7

Task 3: Students pose and answer various questions about the songs Roll Away your Stone and Don’t Fight it and write a journal entry that compares the messages of Roll Away your Stone and Don’t Fight it, explaining how these songs relate to their personal spiritual journey.

· Consider the ways in which texts communicate ideas, attitudes and values

· Consider how texts are constructed to engage and shape audience response

10%

Semester 1

Weeks 10–12

Task 5: Students write an essay that explores how Animal Farm critiques Bolshevik Communism via allegory.

· Consider the ways in which main ideas, values and supporting details are presented in everyday texts

· Consider the effects of media, types of texts and text structures on audiences

10%

Semester 2

Weeks 10-11

Task 10: Students research a controversial political issue and create a multimodal presentation using appropriate language and content to inform and persuade an audience.

· Identify facts, opinions, supporting evidence and bias

· Interact confidently with others

10%

Semester 2

Weeks 8-9

Task 9: Students write an essay that explores how Anh Do uses different stylistic choices such as humour in The Happiest Refugee to engage the reader.

· Consider the ways in which context, purpose and audience influence meaning

10%

Semester 2

Week 14-15

Task 12: Final Year Test

Creating

(50%)

5%

Semester 1

Weeks 4-5

Task 2: Students write a review of The Dead Poets Society for a newspaper column. They then critique the review of another of their classmates, identifying similarities and differences between their opinions, before arguing for or against their peer’s perspective on the film.

· Create texts using written and visual language to shape audience response

· Communicate and interact with others

5%

Semester 1

Weeks 8-10

Task 4: Students take a piece of poetry or a song that has been studied and transform it into a short story about the same topic while also communicating a similar theme.

· Consider how texts are constructed to engage and shape audience response

· The use of narrative techniques

5%

Semester 2

Weeks 1-2

Task 7:  Creating an advertisement for a product of service of their choice.

· Summarise ideas and information presented in texts

· Use persuasive, visual and literary techniques to engage audiences in a range of modes and media

5%

Semester 2

Weeks 3-5

Task 8: Create a digital or print feature article.

· Summarise ideas and information presented in texts

· Use persuasive, visual and literary techniques to engage audiences in a range of modes and media

10%

Semester 2

Weeks 12-13

Task 11: Students respond to a range of letters to the editor on current political issues.

· Relate texts to personal life and other text

10%

Semester 1

Weeks 13–15

Task 6: Mid Semester Test