The Armidale School Year 11 Preliminary Course Advanced English Module A Dystopian Worlds

Assessment Date: Wednesday, Week 10, Term One, 2011 Outcomes Assessed:  5 A student demonstrates an understanding of the ways various textual forms, technologies and their media of production affect meaning.  7 A student selects appropriate language forms and features, and structures to explore and express ideas and values.  8 A student articulates and represents own ideas in critical, interpretive and imaginative texts.

Visual Representation:
Write a dystopian short story (800-1000 words) and graphically represent an excerpt in a four-page spread which would be considered representative of the “cautionary tale” nature of the genre. It is recommended that you use ComicLife to create this excerpt. The final text must be exported as a JPEG and submitted to the teacher. Recommendations: • Use ComicLife to create this excerpt. The final text must be exported as a JPEG. • Your success in this task will be dependent on having a strong narrative. • Use your understanding of visual literacy You will be assessed on: • Your familiarity with the themes, techniques, characterisation, setting and purpose of dystopian fiction • Your ability to use multi-modal texts to create meaning • Your ability to reflect on your process of learning

A 17-20

Demonstrates sophisticated understanding of the ways various textual forms, technologies and their media of production affect meaning. Selects many appropriate language forms and features, and structures to explore and express ideas and values. Articulates and represents own complex ideas in an imaginative text. Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the ways various textual forms, technologies and their media of production affect meaning. Selects several appropriate language forms and features, and structures to explore and express ideas and values. Articulates and represents own complex ideas in a sophisticated imaginative text.

B 13-16

C 9-12

Demonstrates clear understanding of the ways various textual forms, technologies and their media of production affect meaning. Selects appropriate language forms and features, and structures to explore and express ideas and values. Articulates and represents own ideas in an imaginative text. Demonstrates some understanding of the ways various textual forms, technologies and their media of production affect meaning. Selects some appropriate language forms and features, and structures to explore and express ideas and values. Expresses own ideas in an imaginative text. Demonstrates limited understanding of the ways various textual forms, technologies and their media of production affect meaning. Selects some language forms and features, and structures to express ideas. Identifies ideas in an imaginative text.

D 5-8

E 1-4

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