VCE English – Units 3 & 4

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VCE English – Units 3 & 4. Mentone Grammar School - 2011. Unit 3. Outcomes are set by VCAA There are three outcomes Each outcome covers an Area of Study AoS1 – Reading and Responding AoS2 – Creating and Presenting AoS3-Using Language to Persuade. AOS1 – Reading and Responding. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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VCE English Units 3 & 4Mentone Grammar School - 2011

Outcomes are set by VCAAThere are three outcomesEach outcome covers an Area of StudyAoS1 Reading and RespondingAoS2 Creating and PresentingAoS3-Using Language to PersuadeUnit 3This contributes 30 marks out of the 10 marks for School Assessed Coursework for Unit 3. It will be assessed by one task which will be worth 30 marksAnalyse, either orally or in writing how a selected text constructs meaning, conveys ideas and values, and is open to a range of interpretations.You must demonstrate the following skills:Understanding of ideas, characters and themes Understanding of the ways that the author constructs meaningCont.AOS1 Reading and RespondingUnderstanding of the social, historical and/or cultural values embodied in the textShow the ways that the text can be open to different interpretationsPlan and revise written work for expressiveness, fluency and coherence or plan and deliver an effective oral textDemonstrating outcome 1 cont.The text chosen to allow you to demonstrate outcome 1 in 2008 is Geraldine Brooks text Year of Wonders A Journal of the Plague YearYou will continue to read this over the holidays and complete all holiday homework related to itPrepare to read your text more than once and highlight key ideas, themes and character or plot eventsOutcome 1 at Mentone GrammarDraw on ideas and/or arguments suggested by a chosen Context to create written texts for a specific audience and purpose and discuss and analyse in writing your decisions about form and purpose, language, audience and context.This outcome will contribute 30 marks out of 100 marks allocated to School Assessed Coursework for Unit 3. It will be assessed by one or more tasks, which contribute a total of 30 marksYour task is to create a sustained written text for a specific audience and context

AOS 2 Creating and PresentingYou must included a written explanation of decisions about form, purpose, language, audience and contextYou will read a text which will help you to understand the Context and give you some ideas about the requirements of the taskThe chosen Context at Mentone Grammar is Whose Reality?

AOS2 cont.The chosen text through which to explore the Context in 2010 is Robert Drewes novel The Shark Net This memoir is about a young man who grew up in Perth in the 1960s and the very different values he had from his parentsIt explores many themes related to the idea that each person has their own version of reality and this can be affected by generational normsYou are required to read this over the holiday period and complete the holiday homework related to it.Outcome 2 Chosen TextAnalyse the language in texts that present a point of view on an issue currently debated in the Australian media and construct, orally or in writing, a sustained and reasoned point of view on the selected issueThis outcome will contribute 40 marks out of the 100 marks allocated to School Assessed Coursework for unit 3. It will be assessed by two tasks, each of which will contribute 20 marksOne task in unit 3 must be assessed orallyEither outcome 1 or outcome 3 (task 2) will be assessed orallyAOS3 Using Language to PersuadeTwo tasks are required to meet this outcome1. Writing which analyses the use of language in three or more persuasive texts that debate a current issue in the Australian mediaThis will be a comparison 2. a sustained and reasoned point of view on the selected issue in oral or written form

Meeting Outcome 3There are two Areas of Study and two outcomes in unit 4AOS 1 is a Reading and Responding outcomeAOS 2 is a Creating and Presenting outcomeUnit 4Develop and justify and interpretation of a selected textThis outcome will contribute 50 marks out of the 100 marks allocated to the School Assessed Coursework for Unit 4. It will be assessed by one task which will be worth 50 marksAOS 1 Reading and RespondingThe Text chosen at Mentone Grammar in 2010 will be the film text On the Waterfront starring Marlon BrandoThis task requires an extended written interpretation of the selected textThis outcome will contribute a total of 50 marks out of the 100 marks allocated to School Assessed Coursework for unit4. It will be assessed by one task which will contribute a total of 50 marks

Outcome 1 in 2010You need to demonstrate the following:Presentation of a sustained and detailed interpretation of a selected text supported by textual evidenceAn understanding of the ideas, themes and characters constructed and presented in the selected textAnalyse the ways in which the author constructs meaning and expresses or implies a point of view and valuesHow to meet the outcomeUse appropriate metalanguage in presenting the interpretationPlan and revise written work for expressiveness, fluency and coherenceAs this is a film text, you will also be expected to understand the ways in which film techniques contribute to meaning in the text

How to meet the outcomeThis is the same as for unit 3The Text chosen in 2010 for this outcome in Unit 4 is Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named DesireThis outcome will contribute 50 marks allocated to school assessed coursework for unit 4. it will be assessed by one or more tasks which will contribute a total of 50 marks.AOS 2 Creating and PresentingThe examination at the end of the year is worth 50% of your overall markThe earlier you prepare for this the betterYou should regularly revise all of your notes on each text and on AOS 3 Your texts should have been read several times and should have highlighted the main pointsKeep all notes neatly organised- you may wish to separate your notes into areas of study.The ExaminationSee a teacher if you need assistanceYour first stop should always be your classroom teacherSeek help as soon as possible if you are having difficulty understanding somethingYour teacher should be your first port of call they understand the requirements of the subject and are experienced in teaching it, their help is invaluable!How the school will helpExtra classes will be offered at various times on requestAt 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

Help cont.Make sure you are thoroughly organised for learningCreate a separate folder for all of your textsCreate folders for persuasive language and for the ContextTake class notes in every class and for every discussionMake sure you do all of the required class work and homeworkWhat you need to doMake sure you have a quite place to study at homeREAD WIDELY this is crucial to your success in EnglishGet a newspaper subscription you need to be aware of current issues and to read persuasive textsResearch your topics in depth find a variety of sourcesRecord all sources where you find and use information there are very strict rules about using work that is not your own - plagiarismWhat you need to doYou need to work hard to reach your goalsUse all of the resources available to youWhat else do you think you can do?

What else?