12 English (Foundation)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Gill

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 English teacher/Dean recommendation.

The focus of this course is to support students' engagement with a variety of texts and to nurture their curiosity about how visual and written language is used to create meaning and values.  Students are encouraged to independently choose a social issue to explore and develop their information literacy skills. Their inquiry into a social issue will also be adapted to inform their oral presentation. There is a wide reading standard where students need to independently select a range of text types and analyse how their chosen texts communicate ideas about the experience of being human. The course is predominantly internally assessed with only one external written standard included. Students will be given opportunities to be assessed for a range of skills as well as extend their skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, collaborating, and presenting. 

12ENF may be a single year course where students can attempt 18 Level 2 credits in one year or taken as a 2 year option where students can attempt 14 credits in one year and then continue with the programme in 13 Foundation.

Course Overview

Term 1
Independent selection of texts and creating reading responses to these begins and is ongoing (2.9)
Close Viewing of a Visual Text Study (2.10)

Term 2
Selection of texts and written responses to these continues (2.9)
Information Literacy Standard (2.8)

Term 3
An oral presentation on the Information Literacy Report (2.5)
Short Written Text Study
Mock School Examination on the short written text
Completion of the six text responses for the Reading Log Standard ( 2.9)

Term 4
Revision and Written Text External Examination (2.1)

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

13 English (Foundation)

Students will develop critical and creative thinking skills about how meaning is created in a variety of texts. How language is used to influence others and how literature provokes us to consider what it is like to be human. Collaborative, empathetic and interpersonal skills are also developed through discussions and learning activities. The knowledge and relationship skills in this course are valued across the tertiary curriculum and in a variety of careers such as, Commerce, Media, Counselling, Teaching and many more.