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English Literary Studies Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2017.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 2: Creating texts

Assessment Type 2: Creating texts (20%)

Students create:

  • one transformative text linked to another text, with a writer’s statement (1500 words, or
    9 minutes, or equivalent in multimodal form)
  • one written, oral, or multimodal text (1000 words, or 6 minutes, or equivalent in multimodal form).

Transformative Text

The transformative text requires students to select a text and transform it, or an aspect of it, into another form. The text chosen as the basis for this task may or may not come from the texts in the shared studies. The accompanying writer’s statement should outline the choices the student has made in terms of the text type, audience, and purpose.

Written, Oral, or Multimodal Text

This text allows scope to focus on understanding and mastery of the features of a chosen text type. Although the text that the student creates may extend or elaborate on ideas, themes, or issues encountered in the shared studies or the comparative text study, it should not be a response to a text or texts, or depend on close textual knowledge or analysis of a particular text.

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

  • knowledge and understanding
  • analysis
  • application.