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1 VCE English – Units 1 & 2Kambrya College 2013/2014
2 Welcome to VCE Year 11 English Assessment tasks, SACs, ExamsExpectations of each student this yearCourse outline and required texts
3 Missing SACsSAC dates are set in advance and you will be told of them well before. Mark them in your planner.If you are absent on a SAC day, you must provide a medical certificate and complete the SAC at the next available opportunity to get a mark.No certificate = only a mark of S or N for that outcome, once youhave completed the SAC.
4 How to pass a unitTo successfully pass a unit (semester) you must successfully demonstrate all outcomes.Failure of any outcome will result in failure of that unitStudies at a VCE level require a 80% attendance rate.UNIT ONEUNIT TWOOutcome One: Text responseThe Book ThiefOral PresentationMacbethOutcome Two: Creating and Presenting – ‘Growing Up Asian in Australia’ (Identity and Belonging)Outcome Two: Creating and Presenting – ‘Freedom Writers’ (Encountering Conflict)Outcome Three: Using Language to Persuade- Language AnalysisOutcome Three: Using Language to Persuade- Language Analysis & Oral presentation
5 Unit 1 Course ContentOutcomes are set by VCAA and are set out in the VCE English Study DesignThere are three outcomesEach outcome covers an Area of StudyAoS1 – Reading and RespondingAoS2 – Creating and PresentingAoS3-Using Language to PersuadeIntroduce SACs
6 AOS1 – Reading and Responding Identify and discuss key aspects of a set text and to construct a response in written form.You must demonstrate the following skills:Understanding of ideas, characters and themesUnderstanding of the ways that the author constructs meaningThe structures features and conventions used by authors to construct meaning in relation to the aboveCont.
7 Demonstrating outcome 1 cont. Strategies for preparing, constructing and supporting a response to a text in the chosen formShow the ways that the text can be open to different interpretationsUse of appropriate metalanguage to discuss the structures and features of narrative textsThe conventions of small group and whole class discussion, including ways of developing constructive interactions and building on the ideas of othersConventions of spelling, punctuation and syntax of Standard Australian English
8 Outcome 1 at Kambrya College The text chosen to allow you to demonstrate outcome 1 in 2014 is Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief.This novel explores the experiences of a young girl living in Nazi Germany during WWII.You are required to read this book over the holidays and complete the related holiday homework.Prepare to read your text more than once and highlight key ideas, themes and character or plot eventsLiesel Meminger is only nine years old when she is taken to live with the Hubermanns, a foster family, on Himmel Street in Molching, Germany, in the late 1930s. She arrives with few possessions, but among them is The Grave Digger’s Handbook, a book that she stole from her brother’s burial place. During the years that Liesel lives with the Hubermanns, Hitler becomes more powerful, life on Himmel Street becomes more fearful, and Liesel becomes a fullfledged book thief. She rescues books from Nazi book-burnings and steals from the library of the mayor. Liesel is illiterate when she steals her fi rst book, but Hans Hubermann uses her prized books to teach her to read. This is a story of courage, friendship, love, survival, death, and grief. This is Liesel’s life on Himmel Street, told from Death’s point of view.
10 AOS 2 – Creating and Presenting Create and present texts taking account of audience, purpose and contextThe chosen Context at Kambrya College is ‘Identity and Belonging’ in Semester 1 and ‘Encountering Conflict’ in Semester 2.For this outcome, you will read a text which will help you to understand ideas of the context, and will be a basis for your own response.You are required to write a detailed plan and a practice piece in response.
11 Outcome 2 at Kambrya College The chosen text at Kambrya College for Semester 2 in 2012 is a collection of stories titled ‘Growing up Asian in Australia’ and the context is ‘Identity and Belonging’ this Semester.Again, you will be responding to the text and using it as a basis for your own writing on the context.
12 AOS3 – Using Language to Persuade Identify and discuss, either in writing and/or orally how language can be used to persuade readers and /or viewers.To meet this outcome, you will complete an analysis of persuasive texts. This will be undertaken under exam conditions.The issue for Unit 1 will be chosen by your teachers.
13 Meeting Outcome 3You need to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge to meet this outcome:Understanding point of view presented in persuasive textsHow texts work to influence readersExamples of verbal and non-verbal language used by authors of texts to persuade readers and viewers to share the point of view/s presentedUse of appropriate metalanguage and features and conventions of spelling, punctuation and syntax of Standard Australian English
14 Unit 2 There are three Areas of Study and three outcomes in unit 2 AOS 1 is a Reading and Responding outcomeAOS 2 is a Creating and Presenting outcomeAOS 3 is Using Language to Persuade
15 AOS 1 – Reading and Responding Discuss and analyse how texts convey ways of thinking about the characters, ideas and themes, and construct a response in written or oral formYou also need to demonstrate an understanding of the structures, features and conventions used by authors to construct meaning in a range of text types and genres, including print, non-print and multimodal textsStrategies for identifying the point of view and values of the author of a text
16 AOS 2 – Creating and Presenting You will be responding to the film text ‘Freedom Writers’, using this as a basis for your own writing on the context of ‘Encountering Conflict’.
17 How to meet the outcomeUnderstanding of features of texts that affect interpretation; for example, language, form and contextStrategies and techniques for constructing and supporting a response to a text, including knowledge of an appropriate metalanguage to discuss the structures and features of the textThe Text chosen at Kambrya College in 2014 will be Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’
18 AOS 3 Using Language to Persuade You need to be able to identify and analyse how language is used in a persuasive text and to present a reasoned point of view in oral or written formYou will present this to your peers using a variety of modes (spoken, visual and written)
19 Skills and Knowledge- Unit 1 and 2 An ability to explore texts in depthAn ability to comment on the ways that texts have been constructedAn understanding of the ways that texts present their main ideas and concerns to the readerAn ability to write about the texts in detail through well ordered and clear essaysAn ability to work independently and to undertake independent reading and researchAn ability to participate in class discussionsGood note taking skillsGood oral presentation skillsMaintaining a well organised workbookAdherence to deadlinesGood organisational skillsAn ability to understand implicit and explicit values in textsAn understanding of theme, character, plot and setting in narrativeA good understanding of persuasive techniques and their influence on an audience
20 Holiday Homework – Year 11 TASK ONE: READ the Novel for Unit 1:The Book Thief by Markus ZusakTASK TWO: Book Thief tasksCharacter summaryShort answer questions
21 How the school will help See a teacher if you need assistanceYour first stop should always be your classroom teacherAll teachers at Kambrya work in teams and you may seek assistance from any teacherThat teacher will then inform your classroom teacher about any assistance they have givenSeek help as soon as possible if you are having difficulty understanding something
22 What you need to doMake sure you are thoroughly organised for learningBring all necessary equipment: folder, book/paper, dictionary, textbook and text, resource bookDiary/calendar for due datesCreate folders for each area of StudyTake class notes in every class and for every discussionMake sure you do all of the required class work, weekly homework and holiday homework.Annotate your texts and highlight key quotes and passagesREAD YOUR TEXTS OVER THE HOLIDAYS!!Equipment – folder, book/paper, dictionary, textbook and text, resource bookDiary/calendar for due dates
23 What you need to do Make sure you have a quiet place to study at home READ WIDELY – this is crucial to your success in EnglishRecord all sources where you find and use information – there are very strict rules about using work that is not your own - plagiarism
24 What we expect from you Maximum commitment to your studies OrganisationExemplary behaviour in classAttendanceContributions to discussionsProactive communication
25 Help from the schoolExtra classes will be offered at lunchtimes on demand (once a week)At exam times extra assistance is offered to students to help with revisionYou will be given a clear timeline with the dates of class activities, SACs and examsIt is your responsibility to keep this and refer to itIf there are changes to SAC times you will be notified at least a week in advance
26 What else? You need to work hard to reach your goals Use all of the resources available to youWhat else do you think you can do?