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For teaching in 2021. Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2016
Stage 1 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts
Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts
Students create written, oral, and/or multimodal texts.
For a 10-credit subject, students create at least one text. For a 20-credit subject, students create at least two texts.
In creating texts, students aim to achieve a level of precision, fluency, and coherence appropriate for audience and context.
A written text should be a maximum of 800 words; an oral should be a maximum of
5 minutes; a text in multimodal form should be of equivalent length.
The texts created could include, but are not limited to:
- a persuasive piece (e.g. an advocacy website, essay, or blog comment(s))
- a written narrative or imaginative short story
- a digital slide presentation on a topic of interest
- a multimedia display to inform a target group about a community issue
- a feature article for a magazine
- a news item for a news service, either printed, on television, on the radio, or online
- a narrative with a writer’s statement
- a text based on themes or characters from another text
- a poem
- a play script
- an infographic
- a short film
- a speech
- a recount, or a chapter of an autobiography or a biography.
For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:
- knowledge and understanding