A Text response
Section A will be worth 40% of the total marks. Students will
be required to write one extended response to one text selected
for study. There will be two topics for each text. Each topic
will enable and require students to address the full range of
key knowledge and skills. The choice between topics will enable
students to develop their sustained discussion from an initial
focus on one of the following aspects of key knowledge for Units
3 and 4, Outcome 1:
the ideas, characters and themes constructed by the author/director
and presented in the selected text; or
the way the author/director uses structures, features
and conventions to construct meaning; or
the ways in which authors/directors express or imply
a point of view and values;
the ways in which readers' interpretations of text differ
All topics will require student responses to address the full
range of key knowledge and skills, and to be supported by detailed
analysis and reference to the selected text.
B Writing in Context
Section B will be worth 30% of the total marks. Students will
be required to respond to the Context studied throughout Units
3 and 4.
TThe task will require students to write an extended persuasive,
expository or imaginative text exploring ideas and using detail
from at least one text.
Students will be required to base their writing on unseen
stimulus material or prompts associated with the ideas and/or
arguments suggested by the Context.
C Analysis of language use
Section C will be worth 30% of the total marks.
The task will contain two compulsory parts, Part 1 and Part
Section C will be based on previously unseen written and visual
stimulus material. Part 1 will require students to demonstrate
understanding of the stimulus material. Part 2 will require
students to analyse the use of written language and visual
features in the unseen text(s).