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COURSE OUTLINE DOCUMENTATION


UNITS 3 AND 4 ENGLISH 2015

Novels:
Play:
Film:
Other Literature:

Wuthering Heights ( Emily Bronte) and I for Isobel (Amy Witting)


Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (Ray Lawler)
Skin (Anthony Fabian)
Newspaper Articles

Presentations:

Ross Huggard ( VCAA Assistant Chief Assessor)


Eagles Nest Theatre Company

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Teachers:

Rationale:

Angela Torelli, Anne Stephens, Pauline Catrice, Amy Foster, Sam


Carroll, Clare Crowe
In keeping with the expectations of the VCE Program, and taking into
account the guidelines provided in the reaccredited English Study
Design, the Units 3 and 4 English Course is specifically designed to
provide students with all necessary skills and knowledge to achieve all
required outcomes. The approach taken to instruction is varied, to
allow for the best performance of all students. Additionally, the skills
required to be successful in English are also required for success
across all VCE studies. The course provides ample opportunity to
give feedback to students on the skills that they must utilise across all
their VCE studies

Overview:
Unit 3 The focus of this unit is on reading and responding both orally and in writing to a
range of texts. Students analyse how the authors of texts create meaning and the different
ways in which texts can be interpreted. They develop competence in creating written texts
by exploring ideas suggested by their reading within the Context of Exploring Issues of
Identity and Belonging, and the ability to explain choices they have made as authors.
Unit 4 The focus of this unit is on reading and responding in writing to a range of texts in
order to analyse their construction and provide an interpretation. Students create written or
multimodal texts suggested by their reading within the Context of Exploring Issues of
Identity and Belonging and explain creative choices they have made as authors in relation
to form, purpose, language, audience and context.

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Unit 3: Semester One.
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Outcome 1: Reading and Responding. Novel: I for Isobel


Analyse, either orally or in writing, how a selected text constructs meaning, conveys ideas
and values, and is open to a range of interpretations

Outcome 2: Creating and Presenting. Context Study: Issues of Identity and


Belonging
Draw on ideas and/or arguments suggested by the Context of Exploring issues of Identity
and Belonging 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

Outcome 3: Using Language to Persuade.


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

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Unit 4: Semester Two.
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Outcome 1: Reading and Responding. Wuthering Heights


Develop and justify a detailed interpretation of a selected text.

Outcome 2: Creating and Presenting: Issues of Identity and Belonging


Draw on ideas and/or arguments suggested by the Context of Exploring issues of Identity
and Belongingto 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

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Statement of completion:
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The award of satisfactory completion for a unit is based on a decision that the student has
demonstrated achievement of the set outcomes specified for the unit. This decision will be
based on the teachers assessment of the students overall performance on assessment
tasks designated for the unit.

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SAC Dates 2015

1. Using Language to Persuade- Oral Presentation, Week 2 in class.


2. Text Response Sac- I for Isobel. March 18th 1.50-3.10 (Oral Reports Day)
3. Language Analysis Written Sac May 12th 3.30-4.50
4. Context Sac- June 18th 3.30-4.50
5.Text Response Sac- Wuthering Heights August 13th 3.30-4.50
6. Trial Exam Number 1- August 17th 1.30-4.45
7. Context Sac- September 14th 3.30-4.50

Please note that all Sac dates are final and will not be changed.