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NSW Syllabuses

English Life Skills and Related English Studies and English Standard Outcomes

The English Life Skills Stage 6 course has been developed from the objectives of the English Stage 6 syllabuses and aligned to the outcomes of the English Studies and English Standard courses to provide opportunities for integrated delivery.

Objective A

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to:

  • learn and reflect on their learning through their study of English
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
Related Year 11/12 outcomes
A student:
English Studies English Standard
ENLS6-1 communicates in a range of everyday contexts for familiar audiences and purposes ES11-1 comprehends and responds to a range of texts, including short and extended texts, literary texts and texts from academic, community, workplace and social contexts for a variety of purposes EN11-1 responds to and composes increasingly complex texts for understanding, interpretation, analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
ENLS6-2 reads, views and responds to texts in familiar contexts ES12-1 comprehends and responds analytically and imaginatively to a range of texts, including short and extended texts, literary texts and texts from academic, community, workplace and social contexts for a variety of purposes EN12-1 independently responds to and composes complex texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
ENLS6-3 comprehends and responds to a range of texts in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
ENLS6-4 uses strategies to comprehend a range of texts composed for different purposes and contexts ES11-2 identifies and uses strategies to comprehend written, spoken, visual, multimodal and digital texts that have been composed for different purposes and contexts EN11-2 uses and evaluates processes, skills and knowledge required to effectively respond to and compose texts in different modes, media and technologies

 

EN12-2 uses, evaluates and justifies processes, skills and knowledge required to effectively respond to and compose texts in different modes, media and technologies
ES12-2 identifies, uses and assesses strategies to comprehend increasingly complex and sustained written, spoken, visual, multimodal and digital texts that have been composed for different purposes and contexts
ENLS6-5 accesses information to communicate for different purposes and in different contexts ES11-3 gains skills in accessing, comprehending and using information to communicate in a variety of ways
ES12-3 accesses, comprehends and uses information to communicate in a variety of ways
ENLS6-6 composes texts for a variety of purposes and audiences in a range of modes ES11-4 composes a range of texts with increasing accuracy and clarity in different forms
ES12-4 composes proficient texts in different forms

 

Objective B

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to:

  • use language to shape and make meaning according to purpose, audience and context
Life Skills outcomes
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Related Year 11/12 outcomes
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English Studies English Standard
ENLS6-7 identifies how language forms and features of text vary according to purpose, audience and context ES11-5 develops knowledge, understanding and appreciation of how language is used, identifying specific language forms and features that convey meaning in texts EN11-3 analyses and uses language forms, features and structures of texts, considers appropriateness for purpose, audience and context and explains effects on meaning
ES12-5 develops knowledge, understanding and appreciation of how language is used, identifying and explaining specific language forms and features in texts that convey meaning to different audiences EN12-3 analyses and uses language forms, features and structures of texts and justifies their appropriateness for purpose, audience and context and explains effects on meaning
ENLS6-8 uses appropriate language forms and features when composing texts for different modes, mediums, audiences, contexts and purposes ES11-6 uses appropriate strategies to compose texts for different modes, mediums, audiences, contexts and purposes EN11-4 applies knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts and literary devices into new and different contexts
ES12-6 uses appropriate strategies to compose texts for different modes, mediums, audiences, contexts and purposes EN12-4 adapts and applies knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts and literary devices into new and different contexts

 

Objective C

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to:

  • think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical
Life Skills outcomes
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Related Year 11/12 outcomes
A student:
English Studies English Standard
ENLS6-9 represents own ideas and personal experiences in interpretive and imaginative texts ES11-7 represents own ideas in critical, interpretive and imaginative texts EN11-5 thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and analytically to respond to and compose texts that include considered and detailed information, ideas and arguments
ES12-7 represents own ideas in critical, interpretive and imaginative texts EN12-5 thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively, analytically and discerningly to respond to and compose texts that include considered and detailed information, ideas and arguments
ENLS6-10 compares ideas, purposes and audiences of texts ES11-8 identifies and describes relationships between texts EN11-6 investigates and explains the relationships between texts
ES12-6 uses appropriate strategies to compose texts for different modes, mediums, audiences, contexts and purposes EN12-6 investigates and explains the relationships between texts

 

Objective D

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to:

  • express themselves and their relationships with others and their world
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
Related Year 11/12 outcomes
A student:
English Studies English Standard
ENLS6-11 explores texts that express a range of ideas, values, points of view and attitudes ES11-9 identifies and explores ideas, values, points of view and attitudes expressed in texts, and considers ways in which texts may influence, engage and persuade EN11-7 understands and explains the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds
ES12-9 identifies and explores ideas, values, points of view and attitudes expressed in texts, and explains ways in which texts may influence, engage and persuade different audiences EN11-8 identifies and explains cultural assumptions in texts and their effects on meaning
EN12-7 explains and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds
EN12-8 explains and assesses cultural assumptions in texts and their effects on meaning

 

Objective E

Through responding to and composing a wide range of texts and through the close study of texts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in order to:

  • learn and reflect on their learning through their study of English
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
Related Year 11/12 outcomes
A student:
English Studies English Standard
ENLS6-12 reflects on own learning processes and goals ES11-10 monitors and reflects on aspects of their individual and collaborative processes in order to plan for future learning EN11-9 reflects on, assesses and monitors own learning and develops individual and collaborative processes to become an independent learner
ES12-10 monitors and reflects on own learning and adjusts individual and collaborative processes to develop as a more independent learner EN12-9 reflects on, assesses and monitors own learning and refines individual and collaborative processes as an independent learner