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NSW Syllabuses

English Standard Stage 6 - Year 12 - Objective B Outcome 3


A student:

  • 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

Related Life Skills outcome: ENLS6-7


  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • engage with complex texts through their language forms, features and structures to understand and appreciate the power of language to shape meaning cctcc
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • understand and use language appropriately and effectively for particular purposes, for example making connections, questioning, challenging, analysing, speculating and generalising pscwe
  • analyse how language choices are made for different purposes and in different contexts using appropriate metalanguage (ACEEN002) cctwe
  • use appropriate and effective form, content, style and tone for different purposes and audiences and assess their effectiveness in real and imagined contexts (ACEEN011) cctpscwe
  • appreciate the uses and value of Standard Australian English for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts pscwe
  • explain the ways text structures, language features and stylistic choices are used in different types of texts (ACEEN005) cct
  • investigate and use specific vocabulary, including evaluative language, to express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion
  • use accurate spelling, punctuation, syntax and metalanguage (ACEEN017) we
  • analyse, assess and experiment with the interplay between imaginative, persuasive and interpretive techniques secct
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • understand and appreciate how language features, text structures and stylistic choices are effectively integrated in a range of quality literature and other texts and apply this understanding to their own compositions cctpsc
  • control language features, text structures and stylistic choices of texts to shape meaning and influence responses ccteupsccc

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 Strategies ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 6.4, 7.4, 8.4; Reading and Responding: 4.8, 5.8, 6.8, 7.8; Writing: 4.12, 5.12, 6.12, 7.12.