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NSW Syllabuses

English EAL/D Stage 6 Course Description

Course No: TBC

2 units for Year 11 (Preliminary) and Year 12 (HSC).
Board Developed Course.

Exclusions: English Advanced; English Standard; English Studies; English Extension

Eligibility rules apply. The English EAL/D course is for students who have been educated in English for five years or less, either in Australia or overseas. The eligibility rules for this course are available on the ACE website.

Course Description

In the English EAL/D Year 11 course, students acquire and develop specific English language skills, knowledge and understanding by exploring a range of texts which include prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, digital and media, as well as Australian texts. Through this close study of text, students develop their understanding of the ways ideas and processes are represented in texts.

In the English EAL/D Year 12 course, students reinforce and extend their language skills through the close study of at least three types of prescribed texts drawn from prose fiction, poetry or drama; film or media or nonfiction. Through this close study of texts, students develop and apply skills in synthesis.

In this course, students will develop and consolidate their use, understanding and appreciation of Standard Australian English to enhance their personal, social, educational, and vocational lives. 

Content

Year 11

  • Students study 3–4 modules to acquire, develop and use specific English language skills in their examination and analysis of particular aspects of shaping meaning. The modules are Language and Texts in Context, Close Study of Text and Texts and Society.
  • Students may also study an optional teacher-developed module to cater to the particular needs, interests and abilities of students.

Year 12

  • Students study four modules which emphasise particular aspects of shaping meaning and demonstration of the effectiveness of texts for different audiences and purposes.
  • The fourth module, Focus on Writing, is studied concurrently throughout the year to develop students understanding and use of language in developing their own written responses.

Course Requirements

Across the English EAL/D Stage 6 Course students are required to study:

  • a range of types of texts inclusive of prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media and digital texts
  • texts which are widely regarded as quality literature, including a range of literary texts written about intercultural experiences and the peoples and cultures of Asia
  • a range of Australian texts, including texts by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander authors and those that give insights into diverse experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • texts with a wide range of cultural, social and gender perspectives.

Year 11

Students are required to:

  • study one substantial literary text, for example film, prose fiction, drama or a poetry text, which may constitute a selection of poems from the work of one poet
  • study a range of types of texts drawn from prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media and digital texts
  • engage in regular wide reading connected to, and described in, each of the modules
  • engage in speaking and listening components in each module.

Year 12

Students are required to:

  • study at least three types of prescribed text, one drawn from each of the following categories: prose fiction; poetry or drama; film or media or nonfiction texts
  • study a range of types of texts drawn from prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media and digital texts
  • study at least one related text in Module A: Texts and Human Experiences
  • engage in speaking and listening components in each module.