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Stage 2 English

Course Length: 20-credit
Learning Area: English

Where does it lead?

English is primarily concerned with the use of written and oral language. Students create, analyse and evaluate a range of text types. The emphasis is on forms of communication appropriate to specific purposes, contexts and audiences. It is therefore an ideal subject for those students who wish to develop their communication skills for tertiary studies and careers, including the Professions, the Sciences, Engineering and Health Sciences, where clear, precise, accurate and effective communication is important.

What is in the course?

Students will explore, analyse and evaluate texts, such as poetry, media, film and prose, as well as produce their own texts. The emphasis will be on: understanding the ideas; characteristics of texts; the purpose of the communication; and an exploration of the language structures and conventions used. As well, students are expected to refine their own text composition skills and develop a critical awareness of how their texts may be interpreted or used. There are two compulsory oral components in the course.

Since this course is assessed continuously throughout the year, students must be personally organised to meet the strict deadlines and maintain a consistent work effort.

Assessment

  • Responding to Texts
  • Creating Texts
  • Comparative Analysis

 

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