Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. employ discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in Senior Secondary English
  2. analyse assessment data to provide feedback and inform learning and teaching in Senior Secondary English
  3. examine robust practices for the recording and reporting of student achievement in Senior Secondary English to educational stakeholders
  4. draw on contemporary research-based knowledge, evidence-based practices and understanding of Senior Secondary English curriculum to create learning plans to meet diverse needs of students
  5. develop assessment strategies to monitor, measure and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Senior Secondary English.
  • Topics

    • Whole course overview; exploring all Upper School English Courses
    • Exploring all Upper School Literature Courses
    • Assessment, types, design and feedback
    • Catering for Diverse learners in Year 11 & 12
    • Assessment, moderation and exams
    • Novel study; point of view
    • Expository texts; everyday texts
    • Viewing in the English Course – Stills, Feature Film and Documentary
    • Drama in the English course
    • Poetry in the English course
    • Writing in the English course
    • Creative writing; every day texts; multimodal, digital/online and hybrid texts; context, audience and purpose
    • WACE exam revision techniques
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Standard Media
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-EDS121-Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: English

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach the Upper Secondary English curriculum. The focus of the subject is on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, assessment, reporting, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Upper Secondary English. The subject examines moderation, the provision of feedback and responding to individual student needs.

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  • Upper School Student Presentation (50%)
  • Assessment Portfolio (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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