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Course structure and requirements

Year 11 Course Structure and Requirements

Year 11 course
(60 hours)

English Extension Indicative hours
Module: Texts, Culture and Value 40
Related research project
This project may be undertaken concurrently with the module
20
Text requirements

Teachers prescribe ONE text from the past and its manifestations in one or more recent cultures

Students select ONE text and its manifestations in one or more recent cultures. Students research a range of texts as part of their independent project

For the English Extension Year 11 course students are required to:

  • complete 60 indicative hours
  • undertake study of the common module
  • undertake the related independent research project.

 Across Stage 6 the selection of texts should give students experience of the following as appropriate:

  • 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
  • a range of types of text drawn from prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media, multimedia and digital texts
  • integrated modes of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing as appropriate.

Year 12 Course Structure and Requirements

Year 12 course
(60 hours)

English Extension 1 Indicative hours
Common module: Literary Worlds with ONE elective option 60
Text requirements

The study of at least THREE texts must be selected from a prescribed text list for the module study including at least TWO extended print texts

Students are required to study at least TWO related texts

Year 12 course
(60 hours)

English Extension 2
Indicative hours
The Composition Process
Major Work
Reflection Statement
The Major Work Journal
60
Text requirements Students undertake extensive independent investigation involving a range of complex texts during the composition process and document this in their Major Work Journal and Reflection Statement

For the English Extension 1 Year 12 course students are required to:

  • complete the Year 11 English Extension course as a prerequisite
  • complete 60 indicative hours
  • undertake study of ONE elective option from the common module.

 For the English Extension 2 Year 12 course students are required to:

  • be undertaking study of the Year 12 English Extension 1 course
  • complete 60 indicative hours
  • complete a Major Work and Reflection Statement
  • document coursework in a Major Work Journal.

The selection of texts will depend on the Major Work form and will be appropriate to the purpose, audience and context of the composition.