By the end of Year 10, students evaluate how text structures can be used in innovative ways by different authors. They explain how the choice of language features, images and vocabulary contributes to the development of individual style.
They develop and justify their own interpretations of texts. They evaluate other interpretations, analyzing the evidence used to support them. They listen for ways features within texts can be manipulated to achieve particular effects.
Students show how the selection of language features can achieve precision and stylistic effect. They explain different viewpoints, attitudes and perspectives through the development of cohesive and logical arguments. They develop their own style by experimenting with language features, stylistic devices, text structures and images.
Students create a wide range of texts to articulate complex ideas. They make presentations and contribute actively to class and group discussions, building on others' ideas, problem solving, justifying opinions and developing and expanding arguments. They demonstrate an understanding of grammar, varying vocabulary choices for impact, and accurately use spelling and punctuation when creating and editing texts.
Connections to Other Year 10 Courses: Religious Education | Humanities | The Arts
Senior Pathway Links: Essential English | English | Literature | Humanities | Study of Religion | The Arts
Career Development Links: Author | Playwright | Communications and Media | Psychology | Journalism | Sociology | Humanities and The Arts