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Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2017.
Stage 2 | Subject outline | School assessment | assessment-type-1-responding to texts
Assessment Type 1: Responding to Texts (30%)
Students produce three responses to texts. At least one of the responses must be produced in written form, and at least one response in oral or multimodal form.
A written response should be a maximum of 800 words; an oral response should be a maximum of
5 minutes; a response in multimodal form should be of equivalent length.
Texts for study should be selected from at least two of the following text types or purposes:
- a workplace text (i.e. one dealing with a vocational process or issue)
- an advocacy text (i.e. one that seeks to change attitudes or actions)
- a biographical text
- a narrative text
- an imaginative text
- a social media text
- a non-fiction text
- a prose text (or extract)
- a speech or oral presentation (e.g. a motivational speech by a sports coach)
- a visual text
- a media text
- a dramatic text
- a poetry text.
Responses to texts could include, but are not limited to:
- an evaluation of a section of a workplace text
- an oral presentation with visual images
- comments on a section of a film text (i.e. director’s commentary)
- an essay
- a web page
- a monologue
- a role play.
For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria: