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

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.

The texts may be functional, informational, analytical, imaginative, interpretive, and/or persuasive in purpose.

Students may create texts in a variety of forms. The length of the texts can vary. Some texts may be short, others may be longer; however, no text should be more than 800 words or 5 minutes, or the equivalent in multimodal form.

The texts created could include, but are not limited to:

  • a role play in a community or workplace context
  • instructions describing a process in either a written, oral, or multimodal form
  • a workplace report (e.g. on an accident or recommendation to change a process)
  • a series of social media entries advocating for an issue
  • an email or vodcast complaining about a product or problem
  • a ‘how to’ guide explaining how to use sporting equipment
  • a thank-you (e.g. birthday, wedding, or awards night speech)
  • a section of a graphic novel
  • an advocacy website
  • an article on a topic or theme of interest
  • an interactive story
  • a multimodal presentation creatively presenting a topic, issue, or theme
  • a short film trailer
  • a creative written narrative
  • transformation of a traditional children’s story into a modern setting
  • a report incorporating visual elements on a topic of interest
  • a multimedia display to inform a target group about a community issue.

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

  • communication
  • application.