English | Stage 2 | Planning to Teach | Subject Operational | 2019

Subject operational information

Stage 2 English

These web pages connect schools and teachers to information on procedures relating to final moderation and external assessment requirements. Key dates, including dates for the submission of results, are also provided.

Stage 2 English is a 20-credit subject.

The learning and assessment requirements for this subject are set out in the 2019 subject outline [PDF 1.2MB].

Refer to Learning and assessment plans for information on developing and approving Stage 2 English LAPs.

Online moderation and marking

In 2019, school assessment materials for Stage 2 English will be submitted for online moderation using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

In 2019, external assessment materials for Stage 2 English will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.

 

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Key dates

For a simplified list of key operational dates, see the English calendar.

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School assessment component

Teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:

  • Assessment Type 1: Responding to Texts
  • Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts.

The SACE Board quality assures the school assessment results through final moderation.

Refer to SACE Assessment and Reporting Guidelines [PDF 290KB] and SACE Stage 2 Moderation Overview [DOC 33KB] for information about the policy context and procedures.

Moderation sample selection

Teachers select the moderation sample of school-assessed materials to submit to the SACE Board.

Refer to Moderation sample selection, which includes FAQs and an instructional video.

Submitting school assessment materials for final moderation

In 2019, school assessment materials for Stage 2 English will be submitted using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

For more information see Online submission of materials.

School assessment materials for English are submitted online by mid-November (Round A).

Supervision and verification

Refer to the information in Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB] on the use of the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. If used, these sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2020.

A teacher who is unable to verify that the work is the student's own must initiate a breach of rules action through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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External assessment component

Students undertake one external assessment, consisting of a comparative analysis. Students complete a written comparative analysis of two texts and evaluate how the language features, stylistic features, and conventions in these texts are used to represent ideas, perspectives, and/or aspects of culture, and to influence audiences.

The comparative analysis should be a maximum of 2000 words.

Refer to the subject outline for details of the comparative analysis requirements.

Submitting materials for external assessment

In 2019, external assessment materials for Stage 2 English will be submitted using external assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

For more information see Online submission of materials.

Assessment Type 3: Comparative Analysis

This assessment type is categorised as an investigation for operational purposes.

Investigation materials for English are submitted online by late September (Round 1).

The teacher assesses each student's comparative analysis and then submits all comparative analyses for the class to the SACE Board for external assessment.

Supervision and verification

Refer to Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB] and must use the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. These sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2020.

A teacher who is unable to verify that a folio, or part of a folio, is the student's own work must submit a completed report of potential breach of rules [DOC 108KB] to the SACE Board, through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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