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Year 9


SUBJECT:                      ENGLISH   Yr 9              2018



Course Outline

Students use varying technologies to compose texts. They apply their knowledge of the elements that shape meaning in texts. They use a range of strategies to shape their texts to address purpose and audience in different contexts. They conform to or challenge an audience's preconceptions and expectations about content and form, and they evaluate the effectiveness of each approach. Students display a developing personal style in their personal, imaginative, critical and analytical compositions. They work through the composing process, including planning, researching, drafting, conferencing, editing and publishing.

Course Outcomes

A Student:

EN5-1A            responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

EN5-2A            effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

EN5-3B            selects and uses language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts, describing and explaining their effects on meaning

EN5-4B            effectively transfers knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts into new and different contexts

EN5-5C            thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts

EN5-6C            investigates the relationships between and among texts

EN5-7D            understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

EN5-8D            questions, challenges and evaluates cultural assumptions in texts and their effects on meaning

EN5-9E            purposefully reflects on, assesses and adapts their individual and collaborative skills with increasing independence and effectiveness

Assessment  Grid


Assessment Tasks


Weighting %

Due Date

Extended Response writing

EN5-1A, 6C, 7D


Term 1 Week 9


Famous Speeches  - Speaking


EN5-1A, 5C


Term 2 Week 9

Macbeth Response - Writing



EN5-1A, 4B


Term 3 Week 8

Yearly Examination Listening/Viewing Representing

EN5-2A, 7D, 8D


Term 4 Week 4

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