Subject Details - Stage 1 Essential English

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SACE StageSACE Stage 1
SACE Credits20 credits
Curriculum AreaEnglish
Subject Length2 semesters
Contact PersonMr. Marcus Bird
DescriptionEssential English offered to students who wish to attain their SACE but have no further interest in academic study of English. It does not lead to Year 12 English. The Essentials course focuses on language used in the workforce in advertising, resumes and workplace documents.
This subject:
• builds on the learning in Year 10 English
• develops reading, viewing, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as critical analysis and reflection.
Students will:
• read, view, and respond to different texts so that they can develop critical awareness of how authors and texts operate and clarify their own beliefs, values and sense of identity
• use the example of these texts to create texts of their own, enabling them to improve their ability to express ideas accurately, fluently and appropriately
• have the opportunity to develop and apply skills and understandings in information and communication technologies.
TopicsEspionage Thematic Unit (Semester 1)
• Film review – True Memoirs of an International Assassin
• Secret Agent Job Application and Curriculum Vitae
• Espionage narrative
• Espionage backpack oral presentation
Gaming Thematic Unit (Semester 2)
• Game review
• Game ‘Elevator Pitch’
• Issues in Gaming report
• Gaming oral presentation

AssessmentStudents are assessed against the SACE Essential English performance standards. Two different assessment types are assessed each semester:
• 50% Responding to texts
• 50% Creating texts
Relationship To Further StudyStage 2 Essential English, TAFE, Traineeships, Apprenticeships, Employment
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of Year 10 English
Special ConditionsExcursions