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Stage 2 | Assessment Type 2: Responses to Texts

English as an Additional Language Stage 2
Assessment Type 2: Responses to Texts

School assessment Weighting: 40%

Students complete four responses to a range of texts, at least one of which must be a literary text. (A suggested text list is available on the subject minisite.) At least one response must be presented in oral form and two must be in written form. These responses must include:

  • a response to one or more texts with a focus on a theme or issue
  • a creative response to a text or texts (e.g. a journal entry written by a character in the text; a narrative from a minor character’s viewpoint; a speech by a character from the text; a role play)
  • an analysis of a persuasive text or the emotive elements of a text (e.g. poem, short story, film trailer).

Students also complete a fourth, free-choice response (i.e. teachers and students may choose the form of this response).

The responses should total a maximum of 3000 words or the equivalent in oral or multimodal form, where 6 minutes is equivalent to 1000 words.

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

  • communication
  • comprehension
  • analysis

Student work should be their own. See Supervision and verification of student work.

Suggested text lists

English as an Additional Language Suggested text lists

School assessment Weighting: 40%

The texts listed under each category are suggestions for the study of English as an Additional Language. These examples are not meant to be prescriptive or exhaustive, but are indicative of the nature of appropriate texts.