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NSW Syllabuses

English Standard Stage 6 - Year 12 - Objective B Outcome 4


A student:

  • EN12-4

    adapts and applies knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts and literary devices into new and different contexts

Related Life Skills outcome: ENLS6-8


  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • analyse and appreciate how composers (authors, poets, playwrights, directors, designers and so on) create new texts, or transform and adapt texts for different purposes, contexts and audiences cctiu
  • adapt texts for different purposes, contexts and audiences (ACEEN050) cctiu
  • make imaginative use of language features, including punctuation and syntax, for particular effects (ACEEN051) cctwe
  • use specific language and literary devices, for example rhetoric, to communicate broad ideas for different purposes psccc
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • re-create texts by changing context, perspective or point of view and assess the effectiveness of these changes psc
  • use and manipulate generic forms in a range of modes and media for different audiences and purposes ictcc
  • use different ways of transforming experience and ideas into imaginative texts for particular audiences and contexts cctict
  • sequence writing to produce cohesive and sustained texts

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 Communication and Language and cultural understanding ESL scales strand organisers. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1; Reading and Responding: 4.5, 4.6, 5.5, 5.6, 6.5, 6.6, 7.5, 7.6; Writing: 4.9, 4.10, 5.9, 5.10, 6.9, 6.10, 7.9, 7.10.