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Essential English Stage 1
Subject outline

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

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Content | Creating texts

Creating texts

By examining the links between language and the context in which texts are produced, students are supported to create their own texts.

Students develop their skills in using appropriate vocabulary, accurate spelling, punctuation, and grammar to enable effective communication. They create a range of texts, using appropriate language features, content, and mediums for different purposes, audiences, and contexts.

Students recognise and use textual conventions and language features to communicate information and ideas that convey simple and complex thoughts in a range of mediums and digital technologies.

Students create written, oral, visual, digital, and multimodal texts. For example, they might produce:

  • an advocacy website
  • discussions of community issues
  • a workplace text
  • a report on a work placement
  • a written narrative
  • an interactive narrative
  • a monologue
  • writing that incorporates visual elements
  • a digital slide display to inform a target group about a community issue.

The form and medium chosen for a text should be appropriate to the purpose, the audience, and the context.

Students develop strategies for planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and, where necessary, appropriate referencing.