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Students studying English at the VCE level are expected to read extensively.
In levels 3 and 4, 4 texts must be selected and understood at a level of real depth.
For Unit 3 Area of Study 1, students must read and study two selected texts from Text List 1. For Unit 4 Area of Study 1, students must read and study one pair of texts (that is, two texts) from Text List 2. At least two set texts must be selected from the following categories: novels, plays, collections of short stories or collections of poetry.
UNIT 3 School-assessed Coursework for Unit 3 will contribute 25 per cent to the study score
Produce an analytical interpretation of a selected text and a creative response to a different selected text.
An analytical interpretation of a selected text in written form. -30 MARKS
A creative response to a selected text in written or oral form with a written explanation of decisions made in the writing process and how these demonstrate understanding of the text. - 30 MARKS
Below is the Study guide break down of the key knowledge and skills for this outcome.
Analyse and compare the use of argument and persuasive language in texts that present a point of view on an issue currently debated in the media.
An analysis and comparison, in written form, of argument and the use of persuasive language in two to three texts that present a point of view on an issue. Texts must include written and visual material and have appeared in the media since 1 September of the previous year. - 40 MARKS
UNIT 4 Contribution to final assessment School-assessed Coursework for Unit 4 will contribute 25 per cent to the study score.
Produce a detailed comparison which analyses how two selected texts present ideas, issues and themes.
A detailed comparison in written form of how two selected texts present ideas, issues and themes. - 60 MARKS
Construct a sustained and reasoned point of view on an issue currently debated in the media.
A written statement of intention to accompany the student’s own oral presentation, articulating the intention of decisions made in the planning process, and how these demonstrate understanding of argument and persuasive language - 10 MARKS
A point of view presented in oral form using sound argument and persuasive language. The point of view should relate to an issue that has appeared in the media since 1 September of the previous year. The issue does not have to be the same as the issue selected for study in Outcome 2, Unit 3. - 30 MARKS