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NSW Syllabuses

English Standard Stage 6 - Year 12 - Objective A Outcome 2


A student:

  • EN12-2

    uses, evaluates and justifies processes, skills and knowledge required to effectively respond to and compose texts in different modes, media and technologies

Related Life Skills outcomes: ENLS6-4, ENLS6-5, ENLS6-6


  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • appreciate the ways mode, medium and technology shape meaning and influence personal response ictpsc
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • explain and assess the effects of technological forms and conventions on meaning in personal, social, historical, cultural and workplace contexts ictwe
  • analyse and assess how choice of mode and medium shapes the response of audiences (ACEEN003)
  • justify the use and assess the effects of using multimodal and digital conventions, for example navigation, sound and image (ACEENO26) ict
  • investigate the reliability of texts and how they may be shaped and influenced by choices of medium ict
  • analyse and assess the effects of the combination of linguistic, multimedial, interactive and navigational conventions on responses to texts
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • independently use and assess strategies for planning, drafting, editing and revising, correcting for errors, refining ideas and ensuring consistent and appropriate style (ACEEN055) ictpsc
  • use and assess different processes and technologies, individually and in groups, to generate, investigate, clarify, organise, refine and present information and ideas ictpscwe
  • compose and analyse texts in different modes, media and technologies for a variety of purposes ictwe

The course objectives express the knowledge, skills and understandings that are demonstrated through the outcomes and content. These are applied within the context of the modules.

ESL Scales

The levels on the ESL scales needed to achieve this English syllabus outcome are Writing level 7, Reading and Responding level 7 and Oral Interaction level 8.

An EAL/D student at this stage of schooling may be assessed at a range of levels on the ESL scales Writing and Reading and Responding strands from Beginning level 1 to level 7 and Oral Interaction strand from level 1 to level 8. Teachers plan a learning pathway for EAL/D students using the ESL scales outcomes and pointers. Teachers assess EAL/D students' current level of English on the ESL scales then plan teaching and learning activities to scaffold learning for students working towards the achievement of English syllabus outcomes.

For EAL/D students to achieve this English syllabus outcome the teaching focus and pathway of learning will be mainly within the Language and cultural understanding ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 5.2, 6.2, 7.2, 8.2; Reading and Responding: 4.6, 5.6, 6.6, 7.6; Writing: 4.10, 5.10, 6.10, 7.10.