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English Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2016

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Content | Intertextual study

Intertextual study

Students reflect on their understanding of intertextuality by:

  • analysing the relationships between texts, or
  • demonstrating how their knowledge of other texts has influenced the creation of their own texts.

When analysing or creating texts to show their understanding of intertextuality, students may also consider:

  • intertextual references within texts (texts that make explicit or implied references to other texts)
  • ways in which they, as readers, make intertextual connections based on their previous experiences of texts or their own experiences and beliefs.

Potential areas of study could include:

  • two or more texts by the same author
  • two or more examples of the text type (e.g. two film trailers or three editorials)
  • a text type and a mode of communication covering the same topic
  • different text types about a similar idea, designed to meet the needs of a particular audience
  • a text that is based on or makes reference to other texts
  • hybrid texts, such as infotainment or product placement in film.