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

Stage 1 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 3: Intertextual Study

Assessment Type 3: Intertextual Study

For a 10-credit subject, students produce at least one intertextual study. For a 20-credit subject, students produce at least two intertextual studies.

Students may either produce responses to texts or create texts to demonstrate their understanding of intertextuality.

Responses to texts could include, but are not limited to:

  • an investigation of language features in more than one text (e.g. articles, speeches, blogs, websites, infotainment, hypertext, poetry, novels, reality TV, graphic texts)
  • a study of two texts with common ideas, perspectives, and/or voices that provide different points of view
  • an analysis of a text that has been adapted from one mode to another (e.g. such as comparing a film version of a text with the original novel).

A created text must be based on a published text and include a writer’s statement. In the writer’s statement students explain how their created text has been influenced by the published text.

Students may negotiate the choice of texts for analysis or the type of text for the text creation and writer’s statement.

Responses to texts or created texts may be written, oral, and/or multimodal. A written response or created text should be a maximum of 1000 words (including the writer’s statement); an oral response or created text should be a maximum of 6 minutes; a response in multimodal form should be of equivalent length.

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

  • knowledge and understanding
  • analysis
  • application.