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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Whole upper secondary English course overview - Exploring all Upper School English Courses
    • Exploring all Upper School Literature Courses
    • Assessment: types, design and feedback
    • Assessment: moderation, reporting and exams
    • Novel study - Point of view
    • Expository texts - Workplace texts
    • Viewing in the English Course - Stills, Feature Film and Documentary, Catering for Diverse learners in Yr 11 & 12
    • Drama in the English course - Catering for Diverse learners in Yr 11 & 12
    • Poetry in the English course - Catering for Diverse learners in Yr 11 & 12
    • Writing in the English course - Catering for Diverse learners in Yr 11 & 12
    • Creative writing in the English course - Everyday texts; Multimodal, digital/online and hybrid texts, Context, audience and purpose.
    • National and Local Curriculum Upper Secondary English exams and revision techniques
    • Review and Reflection
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

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

  1. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in Upper Secondary English
  2. interpret assessment data to provide feedback and inform teaching and learning in Upper Secondary English
  3. establish robust practices for the recording and reporting of student achievement in Upper Secondary English to educational stakeholders
  4. use contemporary research-based knowledge and understanding of Upper Secondary English curriculum to create learning plans to meet diverse needs of students
  5. generate assessment strategies to monitor, measure and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Upper Secondary English.
  • Assignment 1 - Report (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Case Study (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

No eligibility requirements

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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