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English 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 (40%)

Students create written, oral, and/or multimodal texts for procedural, imaginative, analytical, persuasive, and/or different purposes.

Students create:

  • three texts
  • one writer’s statement.

At least one of the created texts should be written.

The three texts should total a maximum of 3000 words, and the writer’s statement should be a maximum of 1000 words; an oral and/or multimodal text or writer’s statement should be of equivalent length.

The three created texts must demonstrate variety in text type, purpose, and/or audience. The texts may achieve different purposes, such as to entertain, persuade, interpret, or communicate information. They may be created for different audiences, for real and/or imagined contexts, and/or be appropriate for specific publications. Two or more texts could be linked.

Students produce a writer’s statement for one or more of the three created texts. In the writer’s statement they:

  • explain and justify the creative decisions made in the process of writing one or more of their texts
  • explain how they used language features, stylistic features, and conventions to meet the expectations of the intended audience(s) and achieve the stated purpose(s).

Where the writer’s statement is for more than one created text, students may compare and contrast the choices they made to meet the expectations of the different audiences and/or purposes.

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

  • knowledge and understanding
  • analysis
  • application.